1964 Pontiac GTO

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Mileage 
    145 mi / 234 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    824P123463
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black

Description

This is a very nice and original numbers matching 1964 Pontiac GTO convertible with tri-power and automatic transmission that was ordered in the classic color combination of Starlight Black (Paint Code A) with Medium Red interior (Trim Code 218) and an Ivory convertible top (Top Code 1). But this was not only ordered in the right colors, it was fully optioned with air conditioning, tilt wheel, power bucket seats, retractable seat belts and more. This GTO comes complete with documentation from the past three decades, including documentation from the past owner of 30 years.
This was a well optioned GTO when new, with features on the Trim Tag as well as the PHS documentation. The features include:
GTO-only automatic transmission
Air Conditioning (Tri Comfort)
Power steering
Power brakes
Power Bucket Seats
Center Console
Front Retractable Seat Belts
Tilt Steering Wheel
Tinted glass
Red-Stripe Tires
AM Radio
3.08 differential
Deluxe wheel covers and side mirror
In 1997 the GTO was repainted in its original Starlight Black livery by Cunningham Auto Body in Independence, MO. It has very nice luster and gloss and still has some residual orange peel making it look factory correct. There are several small areas where there are light scratches and some chips that have been touched up. The chrome and stainless all look original and are in good to very good condition. There are no dents in the paint or the chrome and the stainless only has light scratching from normal use.
The interior appears to be all original in its medium red vinyl power bucket seats with red carpeting. The interior is in very nice condition for being original. The dashboard is in great shape with its engine turned detailing. There are no cracks in the dash pad, although the steering wheel has a few cracks. There are auxiliary gauges that have been added below the dashboard that work well and appear appropriate.
The venerable 389 CID V8 was completely rebuilt on December 10, 1991 by Mann Speed Specialty in Independence, MO. Every component of the engine was bought new using the original correct block. It was then upgraded to the tri-power from its original four-barrel carburetor giving it (360 hp). Based on the paperwork in the file, the engine would have accumulated about 48,000 miles since the rebuild. The engine has the correct 1964 389 casting number of 9773155 and is date coded January 23, 1964.
The engine and carburetors are completely dialed in and the car cold starts with ease. We have the PHS documentation and the GTO seems all proper (colors and features) and correct except it was born a 4-barrel carburetor car with the upgraded Tri-Power added later and the red line tires are now radials (Coker Classics, date coded 2001 with little use and in excellent condition).
This GTO was built at the Pontiac, MI plant during the fifth week of January, 1964. By 1991, this GTO was owned by Dr. Ron Huffman, who has taken care of it since. It had accumulated 97,623 miles from new. For the first ten years, Dr. Huffman and his wife used the GTO regularly as a fair-weather driver (using it as their convertible). Since about 2009, this GTO has had limited use solely as a collector car. In the past 20 years it has averaged about 100 miles per year.
We have just finished detailing the car and we had a full mechanical inspection performed. This GTO fires right up even when cold and performs very well. The steering and brakes function as they should and the car is a delight to drive. We did light cleaning and painting of the undercarriage. The passenger side rear body mount is broken and should eventually be repaired. The car otherwise was undercoated when new and is largely otherwise very solid and rust free.
This GTO is ready for driving as well as showing. This GTO comes with a file of about 30 years of receipts documenting the past restoration and maintenance work. It also comes complete with an original sales brochure, owners manual, warranty booklet, convertible top operations manual and service manual. The physical condition of this GTO is between a No. 2 and No. 3, but the fantastic ownership history, great color combination and the abundance of original factory options give a 20-25ncrease in values. Data points include the following:
Hagerty Value for No. 2 Condition (Tri-Power) $125,000
Hagerty Value for No. 2 Condition (4 Barrel) $79,900
NADA Guide for High Retail $120,500
This is an all numbers matching GTO with all the right specs in the best colors. For more details, call, text or email Harry Clark at 1.602.245.7200 or [email protected] This GTO is available for inspection at our Phoenix, AZ showroom.