PHS DOCUMENTED GTO, 389CI TRI-POWER, 4 SPEED MANUAL, CORRECT COLORS, SUPER CLEAN
This car was built to honor an unusually fast car with a special place in Pontiac history with a bit of mystery surrounding how it came to be. But even before this '64 became the "Royal Bobcat" car, it was unique in that it was ordered as a Pontiac Tempest Lemans with the GTO option, before GTO became its own model. Be sure to ask your salesperson about the documentation and history that comes with this car, then check out this very fast, very special car.
Red and chrome just go together perfectly. This particular color is what the factory called Grenadier Red. During reconditioning, there was plenty of effort put into the fit and finish of the body panels so that all the panel gaps were consistent and the sheet metal was straight. Then the paint was applied and the results are stunning. The paint shines as bright as the chrome. The front bumper mirrors the pointed nose of the car that carries down the center of the grill. Hood scoops are in the hood and GTO emblems appear on the grill, fenders and trunk. The back of the car is simple with the bumper and taillights set in the panel of horizontal lines just above it. The emblem indicating that it's a Royal Bobcat edition is on the side of the car near the back window. Hurst wheels add their own unique flair to the car, and Red Line tires seem like the natural choice here.
Open the door and you will find a very clean black interior that is set up for some serious business. Carpets and headliner are all in great shape, but you may not notice those at first because a 4-spoke steering wheel with a column mounted tach dominates the view. Behind it, the ignition switch is uniquely located on the top left of the dash, and a machine turned aluminum upper panel contains the factory tach and speedo along with other engine gauges. Below it is a ribbed panel with accessory switches and the radio, and below that, auxiliary gauges to keep accurate tabs on the critical engine functions. When it's time to get serious, have a seat in the pleated bucket seat, get a grip on the steering wheel, grab the white Hurst shift knob for the 4-speed trans mounted in the floor and get ready for some action.
Because you are getting ready to cut loose 389 cubic inches of wheel spinning power. Before you leave though, pop the hood and check it out. The engine bay is neat and clean with a couple of updates. There is a Rochester Tri-Power carb set up that was an option on the '64s and is so valuable to collectors. It feeds the engine through a factory intake and fires it with an updated MSD ignition system. While it's not the original, numbers matching engine, it is period correct and makes big torque and horsepower. Chrome tops on the Rochesters and chrome valve covers dress up the looks a bit. A big radiator keeps things cool, and a heavy-duty clutch gets the power headed back to the rear wheels. Heavy duty springs, shocks and sway bars help this big car handle pretty well, and power front disc brakes are there to haul it back down from speed. The rubber meets the road through F70-14 Red Line tires mounted on those trick Hurst wheels which are period correct, but no match for the power of this car, so apply throttle carefully.
Check out this Royal Bobcat edition of a car that was pretty special to start with. Then make it extra special by making it yours.
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- AM/FM Radio
- PHS Documentation
- Owner's Manual
- Factory Buildsheet
- Exterior Color
- Grenadier Red
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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