Gran Turismo Omologato
This ritual is summarized by the three most famous letters ever worn by an automobile: "GTO" stands for "Gran Turismo Omologato," which, loosely translated from the Italian, means homologated (recognized for competition) grand-touring car.
What does GTO Mean? Gran Turismo Omologato in Italian (Grand Touring Homologated in English). While the initials may be most closely associated with the 1960s Pontiac GTO muscle car, the origin — the reason for the Italian translation — actually traces back as a car name to Enzo Ferrari and his classic Ferrari 250 GTO.
So if you consider the term Goat, it indicates an animal that can eat anything, while the Pontiac GTO is known for “eating anything on the street”, as a nod to its power and capability of beating other cars while racing.
the convertible Judge
Since only 108 convertibles were made under the name in 1969, the convertible Judge is the rarest of the trim.
With nearly 100,000 units sold within a single year, the 1966 Pontiac GTO is by far one of the most popular muscle cars in history.
If a consumer wanted to purchase a new 1966 GTO model, the base price for a sports coupe was $2,783 dollars. A hardtop model would have cost the consumer $2,847 and the popular convertible was priced at $3,082 dollars.
When supplied with the VIN of any Pontiac, PHS will produce the copy of the factory invoice or billing history for the car as well as a letter decoding its options. This is the only way to know if a 1964 or '65 GTO is authentic.
Given the engineering love that has gone into it, the rich history surrounding its production, and the bragging rights it holds, a decent-condition 1964 Pontiac GTO should command a mean $35,000 at the very least. This will cover the cost of restoration and will have you cruising down the street like it's the 60s.
The Coupe started at $2,871, the Hardtop at $2,935 and the Convertible at $3,165.
The 389 cubic engine equipped with three carburetors delivers a ground-pounding 360 horsepower to the rear wheels of Ron Allegrettos 1965 Pontiac GTO coupe.
According to Hagerty's own online valuation tool, a 1966 Pontiac GTO two-door coupe with the four-barrel carb in “Concours” condition is currently worth about $59,400, while models in “Excellent” condition are worth about $49,400. A vehicle in “Good” condition is worth just $25,500.
The 2022 Pontiac GTO is a 2 + 2 sports coupe manufactured by American automaker Pontiac. All 2022 Pontiac GTO standards include four-wheel disc brakes, traction control, multi-stage front airbags, and an emergency that disables car systems and opens doors when an airbag is installed.
For starters it has optional but extremely rare red inner-fender liners. The liners were optional on GTOs for 1966 and 1967, but maybe as few as 1,300 cars out of a total GTO production run of 81,722 left the factory with the liners.
On the 1966 model, the trim is about an inch thick and the GTO emblem is located separately in between the door and the wheel opening on the front fender. In 1967, the rocker trim is much wider and the GTO emblem is integrated into the rocker trim located behind the front wheel.
about US$ 4,500
With every available option, the GTO cost about US$ 4,500 and weighed around 3,500 pounds (1,600 kg). Most contemporary road tests used the more powerful Tri-Power engine and four-speed.
The Pontiac GTO became a separate model but kept relatively the same styling as the LeMans and Tempest. For the LeMans, a new four-door hardtop body style replaced the pillared 4-door sedan. Tunnel back rooflines were added to match the other Pontiac intermediate body styles.
Most every Pontiac event has a few GTO wagons to see and the '05 GTOAA Nats was no different. A standout amongst them was Scott Maserang's '68 Tempest wagon that had received the full GTO treatment. Scott said it was built to appear as a factory '68 GTO wagon, had Pontiac actually built them.
The LeMans and GTO have the same interior except for emblems. This is do to the fact that in 1964 (and 1965) the GTO was an option package on the LEmans. Convertible GTOs were available in '64.