1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible
1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible
- True GTO with PHS Documentation
- California Car
- Numbers Matching 400ci/350hp 4bbl V8
- 4 Speed Manual
- Upgraded Hood Tach
- Power Steering and 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Former NBA Basketball Player Ownership
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“… the GTO was the first car to offer muscle to Baby Boomers” – Hagerty, May, 2014
“It wasn't the fastest, the most powerful or the most outrageous muscle car, but Pontiac's GTO remains at the very top of the muscle car pantheon because it was the first: the car that gave birth to the genre. Truth be told, muscle cars were an invention of marketing, not of technology, and the GTO was the first car to offer muscle to Baby Boomers. The official birth of Pontiac's GTO occurred the day that chief engineer John DeLorean and staff engineers Bill Collins and Russ Gee decided to mount a high-performance 389-cubic-inch V-8 engine in the Tempest.”
Offered here is a fully documented 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible in Matador Red over black. Showing 10,000 miles on its odometer, this California-sourced “Goat” has been beautifully maintained and treasured over the years by its owners, one of whom was an NBA Basketball player (you'll have to ask as we can't put his name in print here).
The car's exterior red paint displays a near-showroom-quality appearance with a uniformly smooth finish and a deep gloss across all body panels, including the Endura®-clad front bumper. The body-panel alignment is excellent, with no dents, dings, or other body damage present. Multiple GTO-specific styling touches--including the dual hood scoops, hidden headlights, and GTO badging front, rear, and on both front fenders, as well as GTO-identified rear side-marker lights--are all here, as is an upgraded hood-mounted tachometer, and they all look terrific in (or on) red. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks or other damage. The chrome rear bumper and the tastefully limited chrome body trim are pristine. Factory styled-steel wheels with “PMD” (Pontiac Motor Division) centercaps are mounted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A® tires. The black convertible top is free of damage and is power-operated.
The condition of the black interior is fully as showroom-fresh-appearing as the exterior. Original black vinyl upholstery in a classic, vertically pleated design with tiny chrome trim pieces, covers the foldable front buckets (with headrests) and the rear bench seat. Door trim incorporates matching black vinyl, black carpet, chrome trim, and GTO badging in a pleasing design. The car has roll-up windows. The "boot" cover for the stowed convertible top (where the homecoming queen rides) is free of damage and fits properly. A factory 3-spoke, Pontiac-logo sport steering wheel features brushed metal trim and a wood rim. It frames the gauge cluster—including a 120-mph speedometer, clock, and fuel gauge (the tachometer is on the hood, remember)—on a black padded dashboard, with woodgrain trim surrounding various controls and the original AM radio on the driver's side. Metal-trimmed pedals are correctly in place (the car features both power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes). Cabin carpeting is black and protected by Pontiac-branded rubber floor mats in each position. The shifter for the 4-speed manual transmission is floor-mounted with the shift pattern on its knob. The car's trunk is virtually factory-perfect.
Under the hood is the performance heart of the GTO: a 400-cubic-inch, 350-horsepower, 4-barrel carbureted V8, still wearing its Pontiac-Division turquoise block paint. Chrome valv covers and a chrome air-cleaner cover add flair. The engine bay is properly ordered, complete and clean. Thankfully, it has not been subjected to shine-enhancing spray-on products. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is complete and shows no damage as might be the case in the event of too-aggressive driving styles. The full-length dual exhaust system is properly routed.
The car is full numbers-matching with build and VIN tags still factory-mounted.
While the more than 160 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '69 GTO in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This GTO's next owner should prepare for compliments galore wherever the car is parked, as well as repetitive thumbs-up indications from other drivers on the road. Who doesn't love a red GTO drop-top? Answer: Nobody.