ONE-OWNER GOAT, ONE RESPRAY SURVIVOR, NUMBERS 400 V8, LOTS OF DOCS, GREAT SHAPE
The facts are these: 1969 Pontiac GTO, matching-numbers 400 cubic inch V8, one owner from new, lots of documentation, and a nice set of options. Need more? Good, because this GTO gets all the big stuff right and then makes you fall in love with the details.
You probably haven't seen another code 65 Antique Gold 1969 GTO before, but now that you have, you're probably wondering why everyone makes such a fuss over Carousel Red. The gold is sophisticated, elegant, and more than attention-grabbing... it's impossible to ignore! This is, of course, the car's original color and it was repainted in 2000, so it has an authentic look that matches the rest of this incredible one-owner survivor. Gaps are just the way the factory did it, the bodywork has never been wrecked or rusty, so getting it straight was easy, and even the Endura front bumper that surrounds the grille is in very good shape. The two-stage urethane finish is miles deep and if we had to pick nits, we'd suggest a professional color sand and buff to really make it sparkle. There's a wing out back but nothing too extroverted, so this handsome GTO is definitely a gentleman's hot rod. All the chrome and stainless trim is in excellent original condition, more proof that it's led an easy life someplace warm. This is an authentic car that truly sparkles in every possible way.
The code 252 gold interior is also how this car was delivered, and although only the front seats have been reupholstered, you'll never believe that the rest of the interior is original.. That's how impressive it is, in exemplifies the single-owner care this GOAT received its entire life. The seats show virtually zero wear, the door panels are excellent, and the headliner remains taut, further suggesting that this car was always treated as a member of the family. The options list includes a center console, woodgrained wheel, hood tach, AM/FM radio, rear defroster, and even a GM compass on the dash that's a neat period touch. The gauges remain in excellent condition with clear lenses and bright markings and even the woodgraining on the console and dash is crisp, clear, and bright. The trunk is like new, with spatter paint on the floor, a correct mat, and a bias-ply spare tire that's quite possibly the original piece. Have we mentioned how impressed we are with this car?
The 400 cubic inch V8 is the original, numbers-matching powerplant that has never been apart or rebuilt, more proof that someone dearly loved this car. It's nicely detailed and looks great, from the chrome air cleaner with dual snorkels, to the metallic turquoise engine enamel, all of which were probably done more recently. It also runs superbly with a nice V8 burble, plenty of torque, and no fussiness when it's cold. Special care was taken to replicate the original markings on the firewall and reproduction decals were used throughout for a correct look. It's equipped with power steering and brakes, plus a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, so it's easy to drive, and even the exhaust system has just the right sound thanks to a fresh pair of Flowmaster mufflers. Out back, a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end was part of the GTO package and while it's original, there's evidence everywhere you look that it's been lovingly maintained since 1969. Finally, it sits exactly right on beautiful Rally II wheels and appropriate G70-14 redline tires.
Having lived all its life with a dedicated enthusiast, this one-owner GTO gets everything right, including a ton of paperwork. If you haven't fallen in love yet, then you're not paying attention, because this is a very special Goat. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 400 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 7,033 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console