When Cars-On-Line.com chose a 1964 Pontiac GTO Hardtop as their DEAL of the DAY for the week they tapped into what started the whole classic muscle car phenomena. Only a died in the wool hot rodder would have thought of combining a big block motor with a Tripower carb setup, yet that’s what Pontiac did straight out of the factory on their inaugural GTO offering. The rest is history.
Cars-On-Line.com announced their top DEAL of the DAY this week in their weekly edition of the COL newsletter. The 1964 Pontiac GTO Hardtop is the car most historians credit with jump starting the muscle car era. This private sale by a collector from Chesapeake, Virginia has all the right equipment for it to represent those hallowed initial performance cars from Pontiac. (Click this link to view more photos and history.) It is powered by the 389/348 hp big block Pontiac motor fed by a Tripower and mated to a sporty 4-speed transmission. What more could anyone want out of life? The seller says it is the original “born-with” engine, transmission and rear end. It comes with Pontiac Historiacal Servicies documentation and the car came with the following options: white buciket seat interior, transisterized ignition, power steering, dual exhaust, HD 4-core radiator, tilt wheel, 4-spoke wood wheel, tachometer and console. The seller says it runs well but needs some TLC as decribed in the ad. But it will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because where can you get an historic muscle car like this one for just $23,900? That’s why they call it the DEAL of the DAY.
This is a banner week for low price bargains in the COL newsletter. (Follow this link to view all of the DEALs of the DAY for the upcoming week in the most recent edition of the COL newsletter.) The DEAL of the DAY preview gives you first shot at all the cars that will be highlighted in the DEAL of the DAY feature of the Cars On Line home page. Often these cars sell in the newsletter before they even make it to the home page! You’ll always see them in the newsletter first, though.