If you're still reeling from the loss of Pontiac during the 2008 financial crisis, have we got the car for you. It's a 2005 GTO that's traveled just 43 miles since rolling off the production line, and perfect in every way. It's for sale, and you should buy it.
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The GTO nameplate was brought back into the US market in 2004 in the form of a rebadged Holden Monaro coupe. Early cars received the 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine from the C5 Corvette, making 350 horsepower at the crank. For the 2005 model year, power was upped to an even 400 horses courtesy of a 6.0-liter LS2 engine from the then-new C6 Corvette. Performance specs aren't half-bad, with a 0-60 time of around four seconds, and a delimited top speed of 178 mph.
The GTO was discontinued in the United States halfway through the 2006 model year because it couldn't meet new 2007 airbag crash test safety standards. Pontiac, the company, would die just four years later.
This particular car looks absolutely spotless—as it should, considering it has just over 40 miles clocked in on the odometer. The Phantom Black Metallic paint looks flawless, as does the Red Hot leather interior. Delivery tags and plastic wrapping for the passenger seat remain in place. Best of all, this car was optioned with the six-speed manual transmission.
The sellers, Autosport Designs of Long Island, New York, say the car will come with its original window sticker, owner's manual, spare tire, and jack. It's truly a time capsule, and a perfect car for anyone seeking a piece of Pontiac history. , it's not any more expensive than a modern V8 muscle car would be today.