It's not a true GTO, but this Pontiac sure looks the part.


Pontiac built less than 10,000 GTO Convertibles in 1967, and, no, this isn't one of them. This car started life as a more basic Pontiac Tempest convertible, but following a complete restoration, this drop-top was transformed into a high-powered 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible tribute packing Pontiac's monster 455 cubic-inch V8. The '67 GTO is the ultimate muscle car, and this stunning recreation can be yours through Classic Auto Showplace.

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Although its VIN shows this car is a Tempest, the body and interior have been changed to mimic the look of the GTO down to the fine details. This Pontiac gets the GTO treatment with all of the obvious GTO badges, trim and rally wheels as well as the features that will even throw off GTO connoisseurs like the hood and four-segment slotted taillights. Likewise, proper work was done to make this clone look like a legit GTO right down to correct bucket seats, center console and the GTO Rally Gauge cluster. Fake GTO or not, this is one super-clean Pontiac!

About the only thing that makes this GTO stand out as an obvious clone is the monster 455 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. This engine has been professionally built including a .030 over bore and forged pistons and rods, and it looks good, too, with Pontiac-emblazoned valve covers. Not that you could miss this car with its flashy PPG Viper Red paint job and bright chrome, but with the big engine combined with powder-coated headers and a 2.5-inch dual exhaust, you'll be able to hear this car coming from blocks away.

This 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible tribute is being sold by Classic Auto Showplace for $45,000, and if you're looking to add this incredible tribute restoration to your collection, click HERE to make an offer.