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Celebrate the GTO 50th Anniversary with Jim Wangers

Join Jim Wangers, Pontiac GTO marketing legend and the "Godfather of the GTO", and other muscle car fans to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Pontiac GTO. The event is to take place on March 8, 2014 at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo.

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Mr Wangers is seen here driving the 1964 test car past Bob's Big Boy restaurant, another SoCal car culture icon.

The event will feature:

  • 250 muscle cars on display, including a concourse-style display of the region's 50 best muscle cars ($15 entry fee per car)
  • Lunch with Jim Wangers, including a special presentation by Jim ($25, limited to the first 250 guests)
  • The 1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO driven by Car and Driver in the 1963 test, restored to its “as tested” condition

Of course, I'll be there with my Springmist Green 1968 Pontiac GTO hardtop.

Update: here are some pictures I took at the event - https://plus.google.com/photos/109093375801619018077/albums/5988599589486219457

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2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Pontiac GTO Auction Results

Are muscle car values peaking? There definitely seems to be a bubble in the collector car market and the values for vintage Pontiac GTO are no exception. Here's what crossed the auction block this week at 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Note, all auctions below were no reserve.

The big winner was a 1967 Pontiac GTO hardtop with Ram Air and a 4.33:1 Safe-T-Track rear axle, that sold for $115,500! Also crossing the block were 9 Judge models. See all the other Pontiac GTO results from 2014 Barrett-Jackson after the jump...

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GTO Crossing the Block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2012

It's that time of year again. The world's largest, most massive collector's car event and auction is taking place in the Arizona desert - Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale - on Jan 15-22, 2012. As of Friday Jan 6th, 20 classic Pontiac GTO muscle cars have been entered in the auction and will sell (all are offered at no reserve), including two very rare 1970 GTO Judge Convertibles and a 1969 GTO Convertible from the collection of Alice Cooper.

Here is the complete list, courtesy of Barrett-Jackson. Check back for auction results.

Lot #YearMakeModelStyleDescriptionResults
1968 PONTIAC GTO 106 1968 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE
Fully restored and PHS documented with a numbers matching 400cid block with his and hers shifter. Factory air conditioning, hood tach and hideaway headlights. The very deep and shiny paint is the correct factory color.

$24,200.00

1968 PONTIAC GTO 410 1968 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE
Factory original 400 HO engine with 4-speed transmission and Safe-T-Track rear end. Equipped with factory power disc brakes, power steering, power windows and tilt steering wheel.

$37,950.00

1964 PONTIAC GTO 420 1964 PONTIAC GTO TRIBUTE CONVERTIBLE
Exceptional quality frame-off 389cid V8 upgraded with Tri-Power, 4-speed, power convertible top and bucket seats. Runs and drives excellent with lots of horsepower.

$50,600.00

1972 PONTIAC GTO 429 1972 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE
Unique GTO power configuration, one of 59 with this equipment. Certified by PHS. Big block 400 with 3.55 posi-traction rear end with close-ratio 4-speed. Original and numbers matching. American muscle at its best.

$34,100.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 667 1965 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP
PHS documented GTO. Full frame-off restoration. Replacement 389cid, upgraded with a 4-speed transmission. Comes with restoration photos and documents.

$31,900.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 690.4 1965 PONTIAC GTO COUPE
Fully restored and documented with a 389cid V8 and upgraded to Tri-Power. Documented with original Window Sticker, two dealer invoices and Build Sheet.

$32,450.00

1966 PONTIAC GTO 696.2 1966 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
PHS documented convertible GTO with M22 4-speed, Montero Red, black top and interior. Upgrades include Rallye gauges and wheels, vacum gauge, red line tire wide oval tires and Tri-Power.

$53,900.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 729 1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
Triple white GTO convertible. 389/335hp engine with automatic transmission. Nicely detailed, heavily optioned car with with Pontiac Historical Services documentation.

$55,000.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 732 1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
Automatic with original Hurst accessories, Hurst wheels, Hurst antenna and Hurst emblem. Matching numbers restoration. Champagne exterior over black interior. Concourse 1st place in its only showing.

$66,000.00

1972 PONTIAC GTO LEMANS 746 1972 PONTIAC GTO LEMANS SPORT CONVERTIBLE
Respectfully maintained all original with matching numbers. Over 18 factory and dealer options. Classic color combo. Runs and drives great.

$30,800.00

1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 948.2 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 2 DOOR HARDTOP
1970 GTO "The Judge" factory Ram Air III. This is a documented four owner car with Pontiac Historical paperwork. Matching numbers. From the Richard Hubbard Collection.

$64,900.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 957 1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
Total body-off rotisserie restoration, PHS documentation, matching numbers, Tri-Power, air conditioning and over 20 factory/dealer options. Hurst package, Protect-O-Plate, 4-speed and all photos.

$99,000.00

1970 PONTIAC GTO 978.2 1970 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
One of only 241 convertibles built in 1970 with this engine and transmission combination. Triple black car with all of its factory sheet metal and matching numbers and a full concours frame-off restoration. From the Victor Gomez Collection.

$85,800.00

1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 1015.2 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE CONVERTIBLE
Rotisserie restoration, one of the most correct numbered and date coded Judges. Build Sheet, Protect-O-Plate and PHS documented as one of 168 convertibles and one of only 47 "YZ" Coded Ram Air III automatics built in 1970. From the Ron Pratte Collection.

$158,400.00

1969 PONTIAC GTO 1023 1969 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
This Pontiac is a restored-to-original and matching numbers car from the collection of Legendary Alice Cooper. This car is a fun car to drive with the top up or down.

$49,500.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 1224 1965 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Matching numbers and frame-off restoration. Code B original Blue Charcoal with Parchment interior. Factory Tri-Power and 4-speed. PHS documented.

$42,900.00

1970 PONTIAC GTO 1237 1970 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
455cid HO engine and matching numbers. A highly optioned and documented GTO. Build Sheet, Protect-O-Plate and shipping order included. Automatic transmission, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel and power everything.

$49,500.00

1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 1286.1 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE CONVERTIBLE
Ram Air III, original matching numbers, meticulous frame-off restoration, all original or NOS parts, 4-speed, 94,172 original miles, original interior color black, exterior color is non-original burgundy with white top and one of 168 produced in 1970.

$77,000.00

1965 PONTIAC GTO 1302.1 1965 PONTIAC GTO CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Powered by a 389cid V8 with Tri-Power, Super T-10 4-speed and custom 12-bolt rear end. Other features include Vintage Air, Autometer gauges, Hotchkis suspension, Budnik 17" wheels and many custom billet components. From the Jimmy Richardson Collection.

$84,700.00

1970 PONTIAC GTO 1546.1 1970 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE
Matching numbers 400cid with 4-speed. Correct Baja Gold and correct WT motor. This rare, hard to find GTO is reliable and dependable.

$30,800.00

 

Here are the results from Barrett-Jackson 2010

Here are the results from Barrett-Jackson 2011

Pontiac GTO auction results from 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

The auction results are in for 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Muscle cars prices saw a bit of a lift at this year's Scottsdale and overall did fairly well. I've posted the results of Pontiac GTOs that were sold at this year's auction. All prices include the 10% buyer's commission. And like always, Barrett-Jackson sells everything and auctions most cars without a reserve price. 

The top seller this year was lot #1010.1, a 1970 GTO Judge Convertible, which sold for $126,500.00. One interesting note, lot #1578, a 1968 GTO Hardtop, sold for $35,200.00. Not bad, but terrible if you consider that the same 1968 GTO hardtop car (lot #686) came across the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas Sept 2010 and was sold for $49,500.00! Seems like the seller took a bath on this one. $49.5k was definitely not well bought. Only options like factory Ram Air (which this car did not have) could justify that price, but even that wouldn't make up the difference. 

Click Lot # to view in-depth details and photographs.

 Lot #YearMakeModelStyleResult
709.1 1970 PONTIAC GTO CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$53,900.00

1008.1 1970 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE

$55,000.00

717 1967 PONTIAC GTO HARDTOP

$49,500.00

425.1 1972 PONTIAC GTO CUSTOM COUPE

$44,000.00

1012.1 1969 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$88,000.00

1534.2 1969 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE

$46,200.00

1010.1 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE

$126,500.00

1219.1 1966 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$44,000.00

664.1 1966 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$41,800.00

432 1969 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE

$52,800.00

1061 1967 PONTIAC GTO CUSTOM HARDTOP "XXX MOVIE CAR"

$35,200.00

1578 1968 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$35,200.00

1326.2 1968 PONTIAC GTO CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

$68,200.00

1217.2 1970 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR COUPE

$30,800.00

687.1 1966 PONTIAC GTO COUPE

$57,200.00

673 1969 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$26,400.00

9018 1965 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP

$41,250.00

See my post with 2010 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Pontiac GTO auction results.

Pontiac GTO for sale at 2010 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

Thought you might find it interesting what classic Pontiac GTO cars are for sale at the world's premier muscle car and hot rod auction, the 2010 Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Auction. The event runs from Jan 18th-24th and typically features hundreds of fine examples of collector cars for the enthusiasts and dreamers. I'm really curious to see what lot #1213 goes for. Options are similar to my car.

Update: the 1968 lot#1213 sold for $37,400 (includes 10% buyer's commission).

Click the Lot # to view in-depth details and photographs.

 Lot #YearMakeModelStyle
417.1 1967 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP - sold $33,000
454 1964 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP - sold $56,100
684 1966 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE - sold $46,200
697.1 1967 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR POST COUPE - sold $42,900
937.1 1967 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP - sold $45,100
945.2 1965 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR HARDTOP - sold $61,600
952.2 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 2 DOOR HARDTOP - sold $77,000
974 1964 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE - sold $104,500
1083 1969 PONTIAC GTO COUPE - sold $31,900
1213 1968 PONTIAC GTO COUPE - sold $37,400
1309.2 1969 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE - sold $62,700
1581 1966 PONTIAC GTO COUPE - sold $41,800
1590 1966 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE - sold $40,700

Previous 1968 Pontiac GTO auction results from Barrett-Jackson auctions