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How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO: 1964-1974

How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO: 1964-1974

by Donald Keefe
     
 

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Starting life as a hopped-up Tempest, the 1964 Pontiac GTO featured a 389 V-8, heavy-duty suspension, quick steering ratio, dual exhaust, and a floor shifter. Equipped with this performance package, the GTO set itself apart from other pedestrian coupes of the same era, and it made history. Many regard it as the first muscle car. As muscle car wars reached fevered

Overview

Starting life as a hopped-up Tempest, the 1964 Pontiac GTO featured a 389 V-8, heavy-duty suspension, quick steering ratio, dual exhaust, and a floor shifter. Equipped with this performance package, the GTO set itself apart from other pedestrian coupes of the same era, and it made history. Many regard it as the first muscle car. As muscle car wars reached fevered pitch, the GTO would establish itself as one of the most prominent performance cars of the era, and from 1964-1972, more than 500,000 GTOs were built.

You are shown different levels of restoration and afforded the information to select the right type of restoration for your particular car. This book covers how to verify the authenticity of your particular car, the most desirable models to restore, and option information. Like our other Restoration Series books, this new entry focuses on the actual hands-on, how-to procedures for restoring a GTO to its original condition. Each chapter illustrates the key procedures for completing a specific portion of the restoration project with detailed captions and color photographs.

How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration - engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to assess your facilities, ability to do the work, and then determine the best course for completing the work. Sourcing and selecting the best parts for your restoration is also covered. If you are restoring any GTO of this time period, this book will be a valuable resource for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Old Cars Weekly - Herb Anastor
a "Dear Santa" note asking for the SA218 book, appeared in the holiday gift guide section of the mag
Midwest Book Review - James Cox
"'How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO 1964-1974' goes beyond the usual auto restoration guides to discuss how to restore everything from the body and trim to brakes, chassis and steering. Step-by-step captions accompany color photos and keys to restoring a GTO to factory-new specs, and come from an editor of the official Pontiac GTO newsletter. From the most desirable models to restore to how to repair trunks, floorplans and how to return an engine to top condition, this is a 'must' for any GTO owner who wants specifics- not generalities- on restoration options." -Midwest Book Review, January 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934709696
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/15/2012
Series:
Restoration Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Currently, Don Keefe is editor-in-chief of Smoke Signals magazine, the Pontiac-Oakland Club International's monthly publication. He is also a contributing editor for High Performance Pontiac and is a former editor-in-chief of the now defunct Pontiac Enthusiast magazine. Don is an authority in the Pontiac muscle car community and has restored Pontiacs himself.

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