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This Fully-Restored '67 Pontiac GTO or a Brand-New Chevy Corvette? That Is the Question!

That's a very nice dilemma to have, but where one shines, the other doesn't, as the original Pontiac GTO and the modern-day Chevrolet Corvette are two different rides.
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Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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One is a muscle car with the good-old recipe of a V8 engine up front and rear-wheel drive, whereas the other sends (relatively) affordable supercar vibes by boasting a rear mid-engine layout for the first time.

But we're not here to tell you about the C8 Chevrolet Corvette, as you probably already know everything about it, given the countless videos and tests that have graced the World Wide Web since its premiere in 2020. Instead, we'll put the hypothetical spotlight on the Pontiac GTO and, more particularly, a 1967 copy that we found for grabs online.

Said to have been subjected to a full restoration process, it has matching numbers and a great desire to hit the road with its future owner holding that thin steering wheel. It sports a beautiful silver finish on the outside, joined by chrome trim all around, and rides on classic wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires with white branding. Black dominates the rather basic (for a car born almost sixty years ago) interior, which also features some wooden accents.

A 400-cubic-inch engine supplies the firepower, and back in the day, it was the top offering. The 6.6-liter V8 came in three different configurations, making 265 hp in the most humble offering, 335 hp in the mid-spec variant, and 360 hp in the top-of-the-line. The ad doesn't say which version we are looking at, stating only that the mill works in conjunction with a four-speed Muncie transmission. Another thing mentioned is the mileage, which is around 91,000 miles or roughly 146,450 kilometers. However, we don't know if that's how many miles it has clocked since it left the factory floor or since the restoration was completed.

Anyone who is truly interested in this beautiful 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible probably has other questions about it, and only the vendor can answer them. The old-timer is advertised by Garage Kept Motors, and you can check out the ad, as well as numerous pictures of this ride, here. To sign your name on the dotted line, you will have to transfer $99,900, as that's the asking price. That money could land you a nicely-equipped C8 Corvette Stingray, or for a bit more, you could aim for the track-focused Corvette Z06 or the first-ever hybrid and AWD derivative, the Corvette E-Ray.

There are plenty of other exciting cars available to purchase in this price range, so if you had $100k available for a new set of wheels, what would you get? Would you go for a classic model or a newer machine to drive on weekends?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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