"For the man who wouldn't mind riding a tiger if someone'd only put wheels on it." Due to a self imposed racing ban by GM, automotive legends John DeLorean, Elliot "Pete" Estes, Russ Gee, Bill Collins, Jim Wangers and Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen needed a home run to complete with Ford and Chrysler. A true parts bin special, in 1964 the GTO was an optional performance package on the newly minted A-Body chassis and coupled with a clever work around within GM to dodge the corporate "fun police," the GTO was marketed directly to the up-and-coming baby boomer generation as an exciting, performance oriented mid sized car that was affordable. The 1964 Pontiac GTO ended up setting in motion the muscle car movement that would change the course of automotive history forever and they got the home run they needed and ended up selling 32,450 GTOs in 1964 and could have sold more if Pontiac could keep up with demand.
Through delivering a clever marketing campaign and a great looking product, Pontiac started the muscle car era with the GTO and the first iteration in 1964 has a special place in history. While a number of 1964 GTO models were made, the particular vehicle for sale is not only iconic but rare. In 1964, Pontiac produced a total of only 6,644 convertibles with only a touch over 25% of all GTOs equipped with the optional 389 Tri-Power drivetrain. Black Bridge Motors offers the chance to own an iconic piece of history in stunning Midnight Blue over Medium Red with a date correct 389 Tri-Power engine mated to a 4 Speed manual transmission.
Official PHS documentation accompanies the car, confirming its 76 code motor and GTO originality. Additionally, paperwork on this exceptionally early January 1964 build, extends back to 1984 and through its more recent caretakers located in Fairfield County. The car has remained in heated storage immediately after a mild restoration was done about 3 years ago that included a repaint in the Nocturne Blue color it wears today. As a high level driver quality car, this car is as useable as it is beautiful. Our team has gone through the car extensively and is mechanically sound with impressively tight compression results. Please give us a call.