1973 GTO stands out from Camaros, Mustang

1973 GTO stands out from Camaros, Mustang

Pick of the Day is a 1973 Pontiac GTO

Want to stand out in a sea of Camaros and Mustangs? The owner of this 1973 Pontiac GTO suggests you buy it, and we’ve selected it as Pick of the Day. 

“This PHS Documented GTO was originally delivered to Charlie Sturgill Motor Co. in Lexington, Ky,” the private seller notes in the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “The original owner only wanted the basics and ordered this car with the following options:

“Rally II wheels, AM radio, GTO, Sport, G60x15 tires and bumper strips.”

For the 1973 model year, the GTO was an option package for the restyled Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe.

The seller notes that the car, which is located in Rogers, Minnesota, is one of only 926 shipped with a 3-speed manual gearbox (heavy-duty Muncie unit) and with the Sport option. The seller points out that the transmission and differential are original to the car, though the rear diff has “an upgrade to an Eaton Posi, Moser Axles, 3.42 AAM gears and UMI Adjustable upper arms.”

The engine is a Pontiac 400 with four-barrel carb, but the advertisement does not say if it was the car’s original engine, just that, “The car runs and drives just like it did from the factory, and needs nothing; except a driver to jump in and enjoy!”

The seller said the car had been painted and “since I wanted the under carriage to match the top side, I went ahead and sandblasted the frame, inner fender wells, suspension, etc., and coated in Epoxy Primer.”

The odometer shows around 77,000 miles which the seller believes to be accurate “as this car still had all the original front-end suspension components and ball joints! During the rebuild, all suspension parts/springs, body mounts, etc. were replaced with quality Moog parts.”

The ad includes links to two YouTube videos, one a walk-around and the other a test drive of a car that is being offered for $18,900.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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  • Evan Henry
    August 11, 2018, 2:37 AM

    Never was impressed, its a land boat with a stripe and a hood scoop. It could barely get out of its own way as were most of the mid 70’s cars, due to pollution controls. Horsepower starting dropping in 1971.

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    • Alex Glade@Evan Henry
      August 11, 2018, 4:25 AM

      Agree with the above comment. There’s a lot more to a collector car than rarity. This one has little to offer lacking fun, appearance, and performance. Pass.

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    • Isaias Vargas@Evan Henry
      August 11, 2018, 11:16 AM

      Nice car how low you want

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  • Michael Cohen
    August 11, 2018, 12:10 PM

    is the three speed on the floor?

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