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Collector's Originality Guide Pontiac GTO 1964-1974

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Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Collector's Originality Guide: Pontiac GTO 1964-1974 provides a bumper-to-bumper look at every component that makes the GTO a classic, from the distinctive taillights of the 1964 GTO to the Radial Tuned Suspension of the 1974 model. Year by year, component by component, you'll discover a comprehensive and useful guide on factory specifications for restoring, re-energizing, and simply admiring the pride of Pontiac.
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How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO, 1964-1974

Author: Don Keefe

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration-engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to completely restore your GTO, step-by-step.
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Definitive Pontiac GTO Guide

Author: David Bonaskiewich

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} After a brainstorming session, Pontiac executives and engineers decided to slot a 389-ci V-8 into the intermediate-sized Tempest against GM rules and the GTO was created. Little did they know what a profound impact that decision would make. The GTO would become a sensation and later was recognized as the first muscle car of the 1960s. Visionaries Pete Estes, John DeLorean, and other key Pontiac executives knew the youth market was waiting for a bold, lightweight sporty car. When their staff toyed with the concept of putting the large V-8 in the car, Pontiac executives jumped on the idea to meet that perceived market demand. Pontiac had a high-performance street car that could light up its tires and outperform the vast majority of the cars on the road. It also reshaped Pontiac’s image of a company producing stodgy, lumbering full-size cars into a high-performance youth brand. Pontiac expert and long-time writer David Bonaskiewich delves deep into the GTO model and its history, bringing the equipment and options of this iconic muscle car into full focus. He reveals the hardware under the sheet metal: the V-8 engines, manual and automatic transmissions, rear differentials, interior options, color codes, and so much more. When the GTO was released in 1964, it was offered as a unique performance package to the Tempest, and high-performance enthusiasts stood up and took notice. Examined are the GTO’s 4-barrel 389 with dual exhaust, 3-speed floor shifter, stiffer suspension, limited-slip differential, and heavy-duty cooling system. The 1965 GTO was restyled with more interior room being added, and the renowned 389 Tri-Power engine joined the lineup, cranking out 360 hp. By 1966, the GTO was a runaway success. Pontiac made the GTO its own model, and it featured a sleeker Coke-bottle styling. A convertible joined the hardtop, and a pillared coupe also joined the lineup. The 1967 Pontiac GTO was arguably one of most the superbly styled models ever, with a wide range of engines and high-performance hardware. All of these important upgrades, advancements, and model evolutions are covered in exceptional detail. The GTO stands alone in the annals for muscle car history. Not only did Pontiac create a classic muscle car, it created the muscle car blueprint that other Detroit manufacturers followed in the years to come. A glossy surface overview of this iconic model does not do it justice. If you have been searching for the in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to GTO equipment and options, you need look no further. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
Juvenile Nonfiction

Gto

Author: Michael Bradley

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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From horsepower to rare limited-edition models, Sports Illustrated for Kids writer Michael Bradley brings the world of cars to readers' fingertips. Anyone who is interested in cars will find this series fascinating and informative. Each highly illustrated title is chock-full of information about one cool car, including photos and text of the newest versions of that car, the history of that car, and the mechanical aspects of that car. Each title includes a spread with photos and statistics comparing the oldest and newest models. Full color photographs with informative captions enhance the text. the series also features a glossary, index, and further information section with Web sites.
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The Collector's Guide to GTO 1964-1974

Author: Paul Zazarine

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

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Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This Classic reprint, formerly The Illustrated Buyer’s Guide to the GTO, includes all the essential information to know your car—aesthetic characteristics, engine displacement, the basic characteristics of the fuel systems and the speed gears, the colors, the codes for identification and other historical information. The text is accompanied by a lot of black and white photos that represent the cars, their passenger compartments and engines. This book is a vital resource in determining authenticity and value, and is helpful for making an educated purchase or to find information quickly.
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Original Chevelle, 1964-1972

Author: Jim Schild

Publisher: Motorbooks International

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Chevrolet’s answer to Pontiac’s GTO, the Chevelle was General Motors’ muscle car for the masses. With an abundance of Chevelles today awaiting restoration, this Motorbooks Original Series title detailing factory-correct replacement parts is sure to prove extremely valuable to enthusiasts. The abundance of information—serial and engine numbers, paint codes, trim, options, and technical tips—featured here are essential to enthusiasts interested in achieving an authentic restoration. The author’s expert advice is sure to help readers avoid the pitfalls that can often ruin an otherwise successful restoration. Lavishly illustrated with exclusive color photography to emphasize all of the information described.