Here are the results from the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Big winner: a cherry example of a 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV Convertible... $126,500.00! See a complete list of results after the jump.
I finally got my National Parts Depot (NPD) 1964-1972 GTO, Tempest, Le Mans parts catalog in the mail yesterday! It is exciting to finally have a local (somewhat) alternative to my GTO parts shopping needs. The catalog features over 5000 parts specific to Pontiac GTO/Le Mans/Tempest muscle cars and includes 189 pages of glorious, full color, glossy photos.
According to NPD, their four warehouses are fully stocked and overflowing with GTO (and other) parts, enabling them to deliver your GTO parts faster than other competitors. You can expect delivery of your GTO parts within 1-3 days of placing your order. 98% of orders are in stock and shipped the same day.
At first browse, I was happy to see that they offer concours quality alternatives for the serious restorers, like the seat upholstery from Legendary Auto Interiors (page 6) that feature the "pinch" pleats like the original factory design. I've found that most other suppliers only offer the cheaper, non-original alternative. NPD offers both.
Here's some advice for those of you out there using eBay Motors or any other online classified or auction site to sell your classic GTO muscle car. Insert a hot chick in a bathing suit into the main image of the listing. In the original listing, smokymountaintraders got 16352 page views for a nice, ordinary 1967 Pontiac GTO hardtop. This is about 20 times the amount of attention this listing should receive. Will it work? Follow the re-listing to see if it does the second time around. Apparently, the first time around $22,900 wasn't enough for the 67 goat.
I wrote back in October how NPD was planning to offer parts for Pontiac GTOs. I have an update from Derek Putnam, Project Manager for GM Car Catalogs for National Parts Depot:
We’re still adding new products to our arsenal before we release the GTO/Lemans/Tempest catalog. At this point we’re looking at a June 2012 publish date. If you are looking for anything in particular at this point, we already have about 2000 part numbers in stock, so feel free to ask!
So it seems that you can order GTO parts from them. Just give them a call and tell them what you need. I'll provide a more comprehensive review of my customer experience and of their GTO parts catalog next month.