1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible
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1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible
- True GTO Convertible - Fully Restored - Show Car Quality
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“… a car that perfectly mixed performance, affordability and a sexy image.”
–drivingline dot com
The 1964 Pontiac GTO is the car that's widely hailed as the first true American muscle car, but it was built from a formula that hot-rodders and racers had already been using for decades — a bigger engine in a lighter car. Originally, the GTO was an equipment-and-trim package for the sedate, mid-size Tempest. Before long, driven partly by its performance and partly because of a very effective marketing campaign, the GTO quickly became a runaway sales success and a free-standing Pontiac model… one of America's most iconic automobiles. Soon, other brands — both from within General Motors and all across Detroit — wanted to get in on the action, and the muscle car era was born.
Pontiac hoped to sell 5,000 GTOs in 1964 but ended up posting more than six times that number at 32,450. Production included 7,384 Sport Coupes (window post), 18,422 Hardtop Coupes (no post) and 6,644 convertibles all built on a 115-inch wheelbase. (rrstar.com)
Offered here is a well-documented, rotisserie-restored example of the rare first-year Pontiac GTO convertible. Included with the car is a copy of the Pontiac build-sheet specifying all optional equipment. Also included are the owner's manual and related literature. The car's full professional restoration was completed just four years ago in August 2016, and the results are stunning.
Available at the GarageKeptMotors website, are more than 180 high-definition photographs of the car, taken from virtually every angle including from underneath. The short walk-around-and-startup video gives a brief audio sampling of the 389 4-barrel V8's muscle. We encourage in-person inspections of the car at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call or email us first to arrange an advance appointment, or to ask any questions.
Candy Red Mustang metallic exterior paint was professionally applied—including in the engine bay, door jambs, and fuel-filler areas—and is of uniform, standout quality. The black fabric top is brand new and properly fitted. All glass—lighting lenses, windshield, and side windows—is clear and unblemished. Chrome trim on the bumpers, grille, side mirrors, windshield surround, and hood “scoops” is all in excellent, show-worthy condition. “GTO” badging front, rear, and both sides is correct, and correctly located. BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires are mounted on American Racing Turbo Thrust style wheels.
The car's interior carries on the red-and-black color theme beginning with the exterior-color paint on top and bottom portions of the dash. Original gauges including the no-redline tachometer and 120-mph speedometer are correct. Machined-steel dash trim surrounded by black padding and red-painted lower dash with GTO emblem completes the performance-oriented look. The wood-rimmed steering wheel and center-console-located automatic shifter are original to the car. Seating upholstery on both the front bucket seats and the rear bench seat is black vinyl. Floors are carpeted in black and covered with carpet mats, GTO-logo-embroidered up front. The car's trunk area is clean with a factory-style vinyl mat in place.
Under the hood, the “389.4”-branded chrome air cleaner crowns the engine that made a GTO a GTO. Properly painted in “Pontias turquoise” the engine block also features dress-up chromed valve covers. In all, the engine compartment is clean and tidy with hoses and components properly located throughout. VIN tags are in place and undamaged. From underneath, the car's dual exhaust is correct (spare performance mufflers are included) and the restored undercarriage shows no evidence of even surface rust. Power front disc brakes are installed.
This GTO is ready for shows, open-air road trips, and the ever-tempting high-speed run. In that regard, it's exactly what Pontiac intended.