What do you get when you take the GTO and turn it up to 11? Maybe something like this 1967 Pontiac GTO Restomod hardtop. Finished only 848 miles ago, it packs a thumping 468 V8, a quick-shifting automatic, sinister black paint, a gorgeous interior, and all the right hardware to make it scary fast yet perfectly streetable. If you like the idea of a GTO that takes no prisoners, this incredible black Goat won't disappoint.
The black paint is miles deep and beautifully applied, but it's really that iconic muscle car stance that grabs your attention first. There's no mistaking the GTO DNA at work here, from the stacked headlights and mesh grilles to the beautiful Coke-bottle shape. The black paint is indeed worthy of scrutiny, a beautiful show-quality finish that's deep and lustrous and is exactly the right color to grab everyone's attention as you cruise into the show, and it's broken up ever-so-slightly by the red pinstripe that runs down the profile of this GOAT. There are plenty of beautiful details, ranging from the Ram Air hood scoop, to the iconic tail-panel with those thin individual taillights, and to the bright bottom trim that lines the profile. You'll also note that the “GTO” and accompanying badges are exactly where they're supposed to be, although the “428” badge in the grille doesn't exactly tell the whole story. But more on that later. All the factory chrome and stainless trim is brand new (as is the glass and weather-stripping) and looks amazing, so it has a very correct look, but nobody's going to mistake this for a conservative grocery getter.
Inside, the beautiful black bucket seat interior has plenty of factory hardware, but at the same time, it was obviously built for the street and has a couple choice upgrades as well. All the soft parts are new and correct reproductions, so it looks right, and there's a proper Trans AM steering wheel atop a tilt column, which sets the tone for the driver: GO FAST. Black-faced Classic Instruments gauges replace the original dials inside a custom bezel and give a better view of the upgraded engine, and there's machined-turned accent trim on both the dash and middle console that give the cab a cool, custom look. But make no mistake, this is a street car, so it also has cold A/C, power windows and locks, a powerful AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo system, power 4-disc brakes and power steering, so it's easy to drive for anyone. You'll note that the factory his-n-hers shifter in the slick middle console, and it manages the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission that lives below. In addition to the seat covers, the door panels, headliner, carpets, and GTO floor mats are all new, making this GTO feel incredibly fresh inside. The trunk is tidy with beautifully laid carpet, and there's plenty of room back there so you can feel free to hit the open road with this Poncho.
Powertrain hardware is what truly makes this car special, and the 468 cubic inch Poncho V8 (a built and bored over 400 block from '74-'75) under the hood is extremely impressive. Professionally built, it's a take-no-prisoners engine that makes incredible power that's delivered instantly. It's fed through a big Edelbrock 800CFM 4-barrel carburetor that rests atop an aluminum intake, and is augmented with Edelbrock aluminum heads, Ross pistons, a full MSD system, and March pulleys that make everything work together in harmony. Everything is top quality, from the finned valve covers, to the air cleaner, and to the big aluminum radiator with dual electric fans up front keeping things cool. Of course, there's plenty of polished aluminum and chrome to dress things up as well, but we're pretty sure everyone's jaws will drop just from the smooth firewall and bright red inner fenders. The transmission is a more-than-capable TH400 3-speed automatic linked to the big motor, while a heavy-duty posi-traction 12-bolt rear end out back can handle all the torque you can throw at it. A custom front suspension uses A-arms, a giant front sway bar, and power steering up front, while the rear end has a giant sway bar and QA1 adjustable coilovers. There's a power disc brake at all four corners and the long-tube headers feed a custom Flowmaster X-pipe exhaust system that uses QTP electric cut-outs for a killer sound. Slick American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are always a great choice and carry 235/45/17 front and 225/50/18 rear Pirelli performance radials.
With over $130k invested in the build, this PHS-documented real-deal 1967 GTO might be the best driving Poncho we currently have in our inventory. Better still, it's all wrapped in show-quality bodywork that will make everyone stop and stare. Call today!