Comments - American Muscle: Pontiac GTO

Published: Oct 26, 2012
Description: The Pontiac GTO is the most important of all muscle cars. Which one is best would be a matter of taste, but the GTO was the moment of genesis for the muscle car era, and truthfully it was quite an exc...
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Jordan Jackson Oct 26, 2012
There we go! Lol
Dylan Bruder Oct 26, 2012
Love this body style
Justin ChalkChalk Smalyinator Oct 29, 2012
A corpse? Better make it thirteen.
Adam Beiersdorfer Oct 26, 2012
It was first called a Goat by someone who was very dyslexic... A few people witnessed it eat just about anything (just like a goat) that pulled up next to it at a light... And they decided this dyslexic persons blunder was in fact a brilliant truth!
Logan Delony Oct 26, 2012
My grandad had one just like this in tan, it's a shame he sold it
Dillon Dixon Oct 26, 2012
This is gorgeous! Such a beautiful, yet aggressive body style
Michael Davidson Oct 26, 2012
Needs some fatter tires in the rear, then it would be perfect.
Michael Buck Oct 26, 2012
The only reason I could think of goat cause in sports it means greatest of all time
Tim Puckett Oct 26, 2012
Does anyone happen to know why the Gto was called the goat?
Dylan Bruder Oct 26, 2012
Agreed the stacked lights are awesome
Patrick Schalk Oct 26, 2012
I love the stacked lights. So badass.
William Downs Oct 26, 2012
Hard to believe I used to not like this front end, now its one of my favorite classics
Chris McCormick Oct 26, 2012
This looks like gangsters car
Description: But it's one which took a bit of time to really get moving. The 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 is really where the idea began. It was made by taking the advanced (for the time, obviously) OHV high-com...
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Description: The idea came about as a result of a weird rule implemented by GM in 1963 which banned all of its divisions from participating in motorsports. Pontiac's corporate image was closely tied to perfor...
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Zach ComptonAss Gathercole Oct 28, 2012
I actually like those wheels
Chaz Gill Oct 26, 2012
I can't believe someone would put those wheels on a GTO. It needs the Rally II's!
Morgan Marcella Oct 26, 2012
Now, that's pure awesomeness
Memo Cabrera Oct 26, 2012
Less rim and more tire! Other than that this is BEAST
Pompey Paul Oct 26, 2012
I LOVE the judge, pure power
Shelby Cassandra Oct 26, 2012
THAT is muscle!
Author Norman R. Colson Oct 26, 2012
I remember this car, lol
Dylan Bruder Oct 26, 2012
Don't mess with the judge!
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Oct 26, 2012
"Here comes the Judge, here comes the Judge!"
Alex Renaud Oct 26, 2012
Very well done. This one looks menacing.
Adam Thomson Dec 17, 2013
Loose the spoiler
Description: However, the three letters do have a nice sound to them as well as a certain association with performance. The GTO was actually a violation of another rule at GM that mid-size cars couldn't have ...
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Ernie Lemus Oct 26, 2012
Isn't it a 389 that came in the goats originally?
Description: Final 1964 sales figures totaled 32,450 units, a number which proved that Frank Bridge's initial estimate of 5,000 units to have completely misjudged the market. Competition from both inside and ...
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Ernie Lemus Oct 26, 2012
@Bruce-My bad haha. I just really like the '68 because I see '69s a lot at the different car shows here in California. I know the differences are really subtle but since my dad has a '68 I lean more towards that year.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Oct 26, 2012
@Ernie, I said it was the ultimate GTO, not muscle car; from the factory at that time the GTO "Judge" was the top of the line GTO
Ernie Lemus Oct 26, 2012
@Bruce- I wouldn't say the judge is the ultimate muscle car. It had to be optioned just right. My dad has a 4 speed '68 goat and he beat his friends 3 speed '69 judge.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Oct 26, 2012
@Justin, that's all you want, why not throw in two super models & a cool $20 million for good measure; lol!
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Oct 26, 2012
The "Judge" is the ultimate Pontiac GTO!
Zach ComptonAss Gathercole Oct 28, 2012
Hate convertibles
Description: As such, the GTO became a separate model from the Tempest. Sales for the year were the highest ever for the GTO, coming in at 96,946. Sales stayed strong into 1967, which also saw the engine size incr...
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Cory Poteet Oct 26, 2012
Surprised nobody has brought up the ram air IV's yet. That was the hot one
Description: There followed the introduction of a number of ram air performance upgrades, as well as the "Judge" option package to keep the car competitive. But the GTO was still losing the performance w...
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Paul Trahan Oct 26, 2012
I bet that car could break pavement if you launched it hard enough.
Patrick Schalk Oct 26, 2012
500lb ft of torque. Good God.
Victor A. Frederick Oct 27, 2012
This is perfect. Only time I will ever say I love a goat. Lol
Patrick Schalk Oct 26, 2012
All I can think about when I see this car is Dazed an Confused.
Brandon Carr Oct 26, 2012
Orbit orange. My dad has had many many gtos and I think this color looks better than anything else
Boyd Boudreaux Oct 26, 2012
Always loved that color on the judge
Description: Sales had been down since 1970, but they took another huge dive in '71, and the GTO went back to being an option package for the Tempest in '72. A new GTO debuted in 1974 which, though less ...
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Cory Poteet Oct 26, 2012
I love my Aussie GTO. I agree that the styling doesn't fit the name, but the performance does.
Jordan Jackson Oct 26, 2012
It could have benefited from a less boring exterior design too, IMO That's not saying its not bad looking tho
Paul Trahan Oct 26, 2012
It was actually a rebadged Holden Manaro. It was a great car, but it wasn't a GTO. The Manaro would of probably done better in the USA if it didn't use the GTO name.
Bill Estep Jr Oct 28, 2012
Is that a challenger on the left wit the fugly painted rims
Tim Preisinger Oct 26, 2012
Yah... I'll take the goat with the massive blower
William Downs Oct 26, 2012
Of course u would Matt, think your one if the few that sees a giant supercharged American v8 monster and wants the little ferrari
Matt Piccolo Oct 26, 2012
I'll take the (what looks to be a Ferrari 360) to the right please :D
John Diller Oct 26, 2012
Ermagerd that's huge
Cory Poteet Oct 26, 2012
Most of that is from the newer GTO. Wonder if they used the drivetrain too?
Paul Trahan Oct 26, 2012
Good god that's beautiful.
Author Norman R. Colson Oct 26, 2012
Yes interior is off the chain
Patrick Schalk Oct 26, 2012
That interior is gorgeous minus the steering wheel