CHASSIS NO: 824M23995
• Professional frame-off rotisserie restoration with photo documentation
• Original matching numbers rebuilt engine with original transmission and rear end
• Only two owners from new, PHS documentation
• Original interior, convertible top, and boot cover
389 cid V-8 engine, 325 HP, three-speed manual transmission, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 115”
In the early ‘60s, a group of workers at General Motors’ Pontiac Motor Division came forth with an idea for a new automobile that would bring a completely new market to the automotive industry. Led by Pontiac Chief Engineer John DeLorean, the GTO hit the markets in 1964 and quickly became a living legend. The GTO is considered to be the first true American muscle car and is credited for giving way to the muscle car craze that is today.
Offered here is a two-owner 1964 Pontiac GTO. Part of the first year that the GTO was offered for public sale, this car has been through professional frame-off rotisserie restoration in 2011 to truly bring it back to life. With a stack of photos documenting the process of the rotisserie restoration, one can be assured that all the proper steps were taken. During the restoration, the original rust-free exterior sheet metal was kept, and only the floor pans were replaced. The undercarriage of the car is exceptionally clean with little to no rust showing. The exterior is finished in Grenadier Red that combines with the nicely preserved chrome components and original badging to create an iconic muscle car stance. There is slight pitting in the chrome next to the driver’s side mirror and on the top part of the chrome where the convertible top latches. The body of the car is sitting on PMD rims wrapped in 7.75 x 14-inch BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires that have lots of tread left on them. The front features newer disc brakes and the back is fitted with drum brakes with power brakes serving all four corners. The windows have been slightly tinted, and the original convertible top is still intact and in proper working form. The top can be put up and down with an electric switch.
Under the hood lies the original rebuilt numbers matching 389-cubic-inch V-8 engine that is backed by the original manual transmission and original rear end. These three components combine to help create an aggressive 325 horsepower and 428 pounds of torque. You will also notice that power steering has been equipped to add to the driving experience and ease. During the restoration, the inner fenders and firewall were finished in a smooth black to really make the engine pop and add to the overall appearance of the engine bay.
Inside, this 1964 GTO features two bucket seats up front and bench seating in the rear. The original white leather is still in good shape, only showing the normal signs of wear and slight discoloring for a ‘60s vehicle. During restoration, the carpet was replaced with new black carpet throughout the entire cabin. With only a small section of pitting on the left side of the middle console near the driver’s leg, the chrome still shines brightly housing the three-speed shifter. All knobs, switches, and gauges are in well-working order with the dash also featuring the original factory tachometer. Hidden inside the glove box, an Alpine Bluetooth stereo has been installed that links back to the Crunch 1,000 Watts amplifier and aftermarket speakers in the trunk of the car. The odometer reads just over 91,000 miles, though true mileage is exempt. The current owner also states that once the restoration was completed, only 3,000 miles have been put on the car.
This industry-first, two-owner, PHS documented muscle car is ready to hit the road running and will be a crowd pleaser anywhere it goes, whether a car show, a cruise-in, or even just to the garage to be admired in a growing collection.