Real 1969 Pontiac GTO VIN Code 242 Sees Daylight After 20 Years, Needs Help

Pontiac GTO finally became a stand-alone series in 1966 after originally being offered as a package for the Tempest LeMans, and the company started using VIN code 242 to set the new models apart from their predecessors.
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1969 was another big year for the GTO, as it witnessed a series of big changes, as well as the debut of The Judge, a model that still has millions of fans all over the world.

But despite all of these, sales of the GTO actually declined for model year 1969, going down from close to 88,000 units in 1968 to a little over 72,000 units. Approximately 6,800 GTOs that left the factory in 1969 came with the Judge treatment.

The 1969 Pontiac that we have here is a real GTO that comes with VIN code 242 and still featuring the factory 400 (6.6-liter) big-block unit under the hood. The engine is mated to a Turbo 400 transmission, but unfortunately, we’re not being provided with any specifics about their condition, though the owner does emphasize the car needs full restoration.

The brakes might no longer work, the Craigslist seller says, so if you’re interested in buying this GTO, the car will need to be towed.

As far as the overall condition of the car is concerned, very little has been shared, though judging from the exterior pics, it still looks to be pretty solid, yet there’s still a chance you might come across some rust during a visual inspection. And this makes total sense given the car has been sitting for 20 years in storage.

There are no photos with the interior, so it’s hard to tell if the car is still complete or not and whether it requires any major fixes inside if what you’re aiming for is a full restoration.

This Pontiac GTO is ready to go for $15,000, and you can check it out in person in Anchorage, Alaska.

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


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