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Pick of the Day: 2006 Pontiac GTO

Little GTO you're really lookin' fine

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A part of me will always envy John Shaft beyond being a bad mother and a cat that won’t cop out when danger is all about. This envy is based on the movie magic of having a theme song playing in the background when making an appearance. As I am a fairly boring dude with a lot of dull qualities, I don’t foresee an original tune meant to make me look cool. My dream of being cool like Shaft is a passion project that is fruitless, but I knew that from the beginning.

2006 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO

This notion of having a cool theme song extends to cars and, even though the final incarnation of the Pontiac GTO doesn’t have “three deuces and four-speed,” I often get “G.T.O.” by Ronny and the Daytonas stuck in my head when I see one. Regardless of the generation, the Pontiac GTO is worthy of a theme song because that car will always be cool, unlike this scribe.

The Pick of the Day is a 2006 Pontiac GTO listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. (Click the link to view the listing)

LS2 6.0-liter V8
LS2 6.0-liter V8

A stock 2006 GTO’s LS2 6.0-liter V8 engine produced a factory-rated 400 horsepower when new, but this one has higher performance aspirations. The stock LS2 engine was upgraded with a MagnaCharger supercharger, Mahle flat top pistons, King XP bearings, and a BTR PDS Stage 2 camshaft kit. To handle the extra horsepower, this GTO’s TREMEC six-speed manual transmission was beefed up with a Monster twin-disc clutch and flywheel and a Tick performance throwout bearing. A 3.64 limited-slip differential gets the power to the rear wheels.

2006 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO

“A burst of Brazen Orange can be seen when this car blows by you,” the listing states. “The paint is very nice but does show with chips and scrapes on the rocker panels and front bumper of this title verified 44,027 clocked original mile car. This car is equipped with the Sport Appearance Package, meaning it has a more aggressive front fascia, recessed grille inserts, rocker extensions, a taller rear spoiler, and a rear fascia extension.”

The listing price is $32,500. To me, this is a competitive price for a low-mileage GTO with numerous performance upgrades and finished in a rare color as only 340 2006 GTOs were finished in Brazen Orange.

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

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David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

1 COMMENT

  1. NICE! Wonder how much the divorce would cost me if I bought it, and if I can factor that into the cost of the car or depreciate the cost?

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