Finding and Restoring My Dad’s Childhood Dream Car

Pontiac GTO
Finding and Restoring My Dad's Childhood Dream Car

Nick from GlassParency tells the story of helping his dad buy and restore his childhood dream car — a Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO was manufactured by Pontiac from the 1964 to 1974 model years.

The first generation of the GTO was a muscle car produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. Although there were muscle cars introduced earlier than the GTO, the Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models.

For the 1964 and 1965 model years, the GTO was an optional package on the intermediate-sized Pontiac LeMans.

It became an optional package again for the 1972 and 1973 intermediate LeMans. For 1974, the GTO optional package was offered on the compact-sized Ventura.

The GTO was selected as the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1968.