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1964 Pontiac GTO (1/24) (fs)
1964 Pontiac GTO (1/24) (fs)
 
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Description
 
In his autobiography "Glory Days", Pontiac chief marketing manager Jim Wangers, who worked for the division's contract advertising and public relations agency, states that John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and Russ Gee were responsible for the GTO's creation. It involved transforming the upcoming second-generation Pontiac Tempest (which reverted to a conventional front-engine with front transmission configuration) into a sporty car, with a larger 389 cu in Pontiac V-8 engine from the full-sized Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 326 cu in V-8. By promoting the big-engine option as a special high-performance model, they could appeal to the speed-minded youth market (which had also been recognized by Ford Motor Company's Lee Iacocca, who was at that time preparing the sporty Ford Mustang variant of the second generation Ford Falcon compact).

The GTO disregarded GM's policy limiting the A-body intermediate line to a maximum engine displacement of 330 cu in (5.4 L). Pontiac general manager Elliot "Pete" Estes approved the new model, although sales manager Frank Bridge, who did not believe it would find a market, insisted on limiting initial production to 5,000 cars.

Features
  • Special GTO hood
  • Rallye Wheel Covers
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Bucket Seats
  • Dual Exhausts
  • Opening Hood
  • This kit is molded in red with clear and plated parts and rubber-like Goodyear tires.

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