1969 Pontiac GTO Flexes Rusty American Muscle

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Photo: eBay seller ralph1562
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The 1969 Pontiac GTO brought several notable changes to the successful series, including removing the front door vent windows and moving the ignition key to the steering column.
As far as the engine lineup is concerned, the 400-ci (6.6-liter) V8 unit previously offered as standard with 350 horsepower continued to be available on the 1969 lineup too, while the 400HO option with 360 hp now generated 366 hp. The most powerful choice came with an output of 370 hp.

But none of these matter on the 1969 GTO you’re looking at here, as it comes without an engine, pretty much giving you the opportunity to decide the fate of the car. In other words, if you want this GTO to be restored to factory specifications, you can obviously find an original engine, but you can very well pick another unit and go for a personalized restomod.

Listed as a project car, the GTO obviously has seen better days, and the photos you can find in the gallery pretty much speak for themselves. There’s a lot that needs to be fixed and replaced on this GTO, and the interior is mostly missing, so plenty of work is required here too.

Worth knowing, however, is there’s no rust inside, or at least, that’s what the seller claims. It’s a solid car, they say, though we’d still recommend you to thoroughly inspect every little part should you decide to purchase it.

The original build sheet goes with the car, and at first glance, this was quite a decently optioned GTO, as it came with power steering, air conditioning, and factory covered headlights.

Parked in Santa Maria, California, the GTO isn’t necessarily the most affordable muscle car project you can get these days, as it’s listed with a price tag of $12,000. On the other hand, the seller has also enabled the “Make Offer” button, so reach out to them should you be interested in another deal.
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