1972 Pontiac GTO 455 HO 4-Speed
Current Bid: $19,200 (USD) by:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
This 1972 Pontiac GTO is finished in Anaconda Gold with a Cordova Beige top over a stock brown interior. This factory "High Output" car is powered by a 455ci V8 paired to a 4-speed Muncie M-22 "rock crusher" transmission. Initially sold new in Las Vegas, Nevada, the seller acquired it over 30 years ago in 1988. This Pontiac GTO underwent a frame-off restoration under the seller’s supervision. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this GTO is now offered with PHS documentation and restoration receipts, sold on a clear Colorado title in the seller's name.
The car is finished in Anaconda Gold and features a Cordova Beige top and recently underwent a frame-off restoration. Features include dual color-keyed side mirrors, a urethane front bumper, a functional ram-air hood, and dual exhaust with polished tips. Factory-installed side moldings will be included with the sale.
New Hurst 15” wheels have been fitted with new Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T tires, and the original “Rally II” wheels are included in additionally. Disc brakes were installed on all four wheels as can be seen in the photos alongside Hotchkis suspension components for improved handling.
The interior is fitted with saddle brown seat bucket seats with matching carpeting, door panels, and dash. The factory radio and 8-track cassette are mounted but not functional as a Kenwood Bluetooth-enabled head unit installed in the center armrest and the speakers have been upgraded with Rockford Fosgate units. The factory dashboard clock has been upgraded to a quartz movement to help accuracy. Additional features include air conditioning, wood grain trimmed steering wheel and dash, and center console with a floor-mounted shifter.
A 140-mph speedometer anchors instrumentation along with gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. A factory hood-mounted tachometer with a 5k-rpm redline is installed and is fully functional. The five-digit odometer shows 96k miles, approximately 10k of which were added by the seller.
The 455ci High Output V8 is not original to the car but correct for what the car came with from the factory. Performance has been improved utilizing a 9.5:1 compression ratio with a rotating assembly that has been balanced and blueprinted, with a Ram Air IV camshaft, forged “455 super duty” connecting rods, and Keith Black forged pistons. The engine bay retains a stock appearance with the factory "455 HO" ram air style air cleaner. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through an M-22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed manual transmission and heavy-duty Luk clutch and an upgraded 12-bolt Positraction differential with 3.55 axle ratio.
Additional photos showing the underside are provided in the gallery.
Documentation includes information from Pontiac Historical Services (PHS), various sales literature from new as well as receipts from the restoration process
AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 1/11/21 10:20AM MST: A copy of the PHS has been added to the gallery