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Friday, July 22, 2011

1964-1974 Pontiac GTO-The Legendary Muscle Cars

Pontiac GTO is a car built by the Pontiac Division of General Motors in the U.S. in 1964-1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia 2004-2006. It is considered a muscle car that is innovative, and now become a classic of the 1960s and 1970s. 
1964 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1964 Pontiac GTO-Front Right View

1964 Pontiac GTO-Red-Front Right View
From 1964 until mid-1973 is closely related to the Pontiac Tempest / LeMans in 1974 and for the model was based on the Pontiac Ventura. Century 21, the GTO is essentially left drive Holden Monaro, itself a coupe variant of the Holden Commodore.
 
1965 Pontiac GTO-Black-Front Left View

1965 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1965 Pontiac GTO-Left View

1965 Pontiac GTO-Red-Front Right View
The Pontiac GTO is considered by many the first true muscle car. Whereas other manufacturers were the resource persons focusing on His life-size lines, Pontiac saw the potential for dropping a big block engine in a middle frame and sell it at an affordable price. 
 
1966 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1966 Pontiac GTO-Light Blue-Front Left View
 
Pontiac sneaked past the GM restriction on this combination by making the GTO an option on the Tempest model, creating the hottest performance machine yet. The GTO sold in large numbers and fuel the competition between GM, Ford and Chrysler that would keep the muscle car industry thriving for years to come. The GTO would later evolve into the Judge, an extroverted option package of the GTO off, and would continue the tradition until the GTO died embarrassing death in 1974.

1967 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1968 Pontiac GTO-Front Right View

1969 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1970 Pontiac GTO-Front Right View

1971 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1972 Pontiac GTO-Front Left View

1973 Pontiac GTO-Front View

1974 Pontiac GTO-Red-Front Right View

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