Make : Pontiac
Model : GTO
Year : 1967
Owner : Mazen Nasr Eldine
Country : Lebanon
Member of : Mafia Car Club
Winner of the Best American Retro Muscle Car at Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show 2016
The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by Pontiac in generations from 1964 to 1974 model years, and re-appeared again from 2004-2006 by GM’s subsidiary Holden in Australia.
For the 1964 and 1965 model years, the GTO was an optional package. The GTO became its own model from 1966 to 1971. It became an option package again for the 1972 and 1973 intermediate Le Mans.
The Goat as Muscle car fans like to call it, marked the debuted of the Muscle Cars Era in USA in 1964 despite the fact that several fast V8 vehicles were built by other manufacturer since the 1930’s however the GTO had a new distinguished character defining what muscle cars stand for: “attitude” — a bigger V8, hood scoops (phony ones), the rumble of dual exhausts, a Hurst shifter, racy trim and so much more.
To give you a piece of history why it was called “The Goat”, it all starts with the acronym GTO, which stands for Gran Turismo Omologato. The GTO naming was taken from the Ferrari 250 GTO.
The meaning of the letters GTO denotes that this car is eligible to be entered in races like the LeMans and stock car races. This translation leaves little doubt that the Pontiac GTO was created with racing in mind. Surprisingly, the GTO was the idea of a GM advertising agency executive and John DeLorean, one time Pontiac chief engineer and later an automaker himself.
Afterwards and since the Americans have a history of shortening the names of cars with multiple syllables, this likely has influenced the nickname of this Pontiac brand and so the name “Goat” was born. “The Goat” is catchy, easy to remember and was essentially born out of convenience.
The 1967 GTO was built in three different models. There was the 2-door coupe, the two-door hardtop and the 2-door convertible.
- Big Block Chevy 454 Ci (7.4L) Engine Swap
- 2.5” Exhaust Pipe
- Black Paint
- Original Black Interior
Suspension and Brakes
- Front and Rear 2” Lowered Springs
- 4-piston 11” Disc Brakes
- 19 x 9.5 Rear
- 19 x 8 Front