1969 Pontiac GTO Sees Daylight After 25 Years in Storage, Still Running

Pontiac built more than 72,200 GTOs for the 1969 model year, out of which over 58,000 cars came with a hardtop body style. The convertible was the second most popular version of the GTO in 1969, with more than 7,300 units.
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The Judge obviously accounted for an important part of the total output, as Pontiac manufactured more than 6,700 such GTOs and only a little over 100 units featuring a convertible design.

The GTO that we have here is a hardtop that has recently been pulled from storage, and according to the Craigslist seller, the car still runs and drives despite sitting for so long. The GTO has been parked for over 25 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s a rust bucket.

In fact, it’s a strong candidate for a thorough restoration as, at first glance, rust shouldn’t be a major concern. The seller also explains that many sheet metal body parts are also available as a bonus for whoever buys the car.

While no specifics have been provided on the engine, it’s definitely a good thing it still runs and drives. Of course, if you’re aiming to restore it to factory specifications, a visual inspection is still strongly recommended.

The GTO has been with the current owner for 26 years, and according to the VIN, it’s indeed a ’69 model that was assembled in Baltimore. The interior also appears to be in decent condition, though the photos the seller has provided make it pretty difficult to determine if any big parts are missing or not.

At the end of the day, this GTO is a model that’s worth checking out if you’re trying to find an original 1969 Pontiac to bring back to factory specifications. The car can be yours for $12,500, and it’s parked in Pittsburgh if you want to check it out in person.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.


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