The Pick of the Day is a sharp-looking 1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO, the first year of the performance icon that’s credited with starting the Detroit muscle car wars that raged for the rest of the decade.
This GTO glistens in black with a red interior, and it’s powered by a 421cid V8 with three 2-barrel carburetors and a Muncie M20 4-speed transmission, linked with a 10-bolt Positraction rear, a no-nonsense setup for getup and go.
This is a real-deal factory GTO that has been documented by the Pontiac Historical Society, according to the Kingstown, Rhode Island, private seller advertising the Pontiac on ClassicCars.com.
“This investment-quality ’64 GTO underwent an extensive, high-quality frame-off restoration, and the attention to detail shows throughout the vehicle!” the seller says in the ad.
“This GTO comes with restoration photos, receipts, an invoice from the factory, and PHS documentation denoting all original equipment as it was ordered from Pontiac.”
The GTO is a 2-door post model, the seller notes, that is trimmed in polished stainless steel and moldings, and chrome bumpers and windshield trim that are in excellent condition.
“This Goat has a laser-straight body with a diamond-like black paint, accented with a red pinstripe,” the ad says. “The Redline tires are mounted on American Racing Torque Thrust wheels.”
An extensive galley of photos shows the overall fine condition of this GTO, including the hidden details.
“As you can see from the detailed photos, the underside shows a perfect frame-off restoration,” the seller touts. “Clean and transparent bottom show the low mileage on this restored vehicle.
“The car drives smooth and the shocks, suspension and steering are like new. It has disc brakes for quick stops, and electronic ignition for quick starts.”
The Pontiac’s interior also has been completely refurbished in the GTO’s original style, the seller adds, noting the white-ball shifter and new tachometer. “The direct fit radio is new, looking factory correct, with AM/FM.”
The asking price of $67,500 sounds reasonable for such a fine example of the iconic first-year GTO.
To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.