autoevolution

A 1964 Pontiac GTO Really Doesn’t Deserve to Be Abandoned Like This

The GTO is often described as the muscle car that started it all, so it’s quite clear its place isn’t exactly in the middle of nowhere but rather in a museum next to other iconic models.
1964 Pontiac GTO 14 photos
Photo: eBay seller jasonh440
1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO1964 Pontiac GTO
And yet, some people still leave the GTO on the side of the road in awful conditions, and this is how we end up with models looking like the one in the photos you can see here.

In fact, the Pontiac GTO you’re looking at here isn’t the worst it can get, and it’s actually totally restorable despite lacking an engine and transmission.

Listed on eBay by seller jasonh440, the 1964 GTO was originally a black model muscle car with a black interior, coming with a 389 engine paired with a 4-speed transmission.

As said, the powertrain is gone, so the new owner would have to decide what to do next: either find a new 389 engine to restore the GTO to factory specifications or go for another unit and thus choose a restomod.

The owner says the car was purchased with the sole purpose of having it restored, but the project won’t be completed due to personal reasons, so now you can be the one to take care of all the rust and the missing parts.

The interior looks like it’ll require plenty of work, too, though it looks like at least the front seats are still there. They’re covered by other rusty parts, so maybe you could be able to get a closer look inside if you reach out to the seller.

While it’s pretty clear a 1964 GTO doesn’t deserve to end up in a condition like this, the only thing we can do right now is hope someone purchases the car and brings it back to tip-top shape. This is likely to happen as part of this eBay auction, as the car has already received ten bids, with the highest right now close to $2,700.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram

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

About the author: Bogdan Popa
Bogdan Popa profile photo

Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
Full profile

 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories