This is the car credited with starting the Muscle Car movement by many auto enthusiasts, the 1964 Pontiac GTO. From the beginning, it was a car that broke the rules and enforced Pontiac’s reputation as the performance-oriented brand of General Motors. With auto manufacturers banned from active participation in sanctioned racing activities, Pontiac began an advertising and marketing campaign stressing street performance. Motors Division executives, led by John DeLorean, exploited a loophole within corporate policy at General Motors limiting engine size in mid-sized lines to 330 cubic inches proposing an option allowing the 389 cubic inch engine from the Bonneville and Catalina lines between the frame rails of the mid-sized LeMans as an option. While upper management at Pontiac approved the plan, it hedged its bets by limiting initial production to a mere 5,000 units. Public response was much greater than had been anticipated and year-end sales totaled over 32,000 units. Only 6,644 convertibles were produced, accounting for only two percent of total production. This award-winning 1964 Pontiac GTO convertible was built the second week of May 1964 at the Pontiac, MI assembly plant. It was treated to a frame-off restoration in 1992 and won the convertible class at the GTO Nationals in Lincolnshire, IL that same year. Finished in the correct Gulfstream Aqua with the correct black bucket seat interior and black top, this is a highly optioned vehicle with factory power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. Power comes from a 389 cubic inch engine topped with three two-barrel carbs and has a console-shifted two-speed automatic transmission. Proper redline tires and deluxe spinner hubcaps, both part of the GTO option package, are present with this outstanding vehicle. This car has been a part of the current owner’s portfolio for over 15 years and been stored during that time in a humidity-controlled environment. The almost 30 year old restoration has aged very well and presents in excellent condition. This would make a great addition for any GTO collection and would be a fantastic vehicle for someone starting to build a collection.