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1972 Pontiac GTO HO

Matching numbers Ram Air (WM) 455 CI HO Engine. ONE OF ONLY 310 PRODUCED. Original Window Sticker, Protect-O-Plate and PHS included. ONE FAMILY OWNED. Original 36,777 mile Notarized odometer statement included. Miles now are 38,771. Cordova top, Correct exhaust manifolds, HD 4-speed manual transmission, Power brakes, Endura Front bumper, Front and rear stabilizer bars, Firm Shock absorbers, 8-track tape player, Tachometer and gauges, Splitter exhaust tips, Bucket seat with console. Rare factory paint (14) Revere Silver with Black vinyl interior. Rally II wheels with BFG T/A Radial tires. Documented with PHS paperwork, original glove box folio, copy of bill of sale showing original sale date 3/31/72 by Schwab Motor Sales in Warsaw NY, 2 sequential body build cards, and original dealer adv plate. Mostly unrestored with a small paint repair on quarter, engine pulled and painted as well as some underneath suspension detail and minor touch ups. By 1972, things had largely slowed in the muscle-car arena. Emissions and fuel-consumption concerns as well as safety regulations were creating a perfect storm to end the party. In 1971, the GTO received updated styling and was arguably the most aggressive-looking GTO ever built with big hood scoops, slightly widened fender flares and a revised nose and tail, to name a few things. It was also more modernly styled, leaving much of the 1960s design behind. This 1972 GTO is optioned with the Ram Air 455/300 HP V-8 engine. Various other performance parts were included with the big-block engine, namely heavy duty suspension components, making it a fabulously well-balanced car. At the end of 1972 production, only 310 GTO Hardtops were optioned with both the 455 HO and manual transmission. This factory Revere Silver on Black example presents in mostly unrestored fashion other than a small paint repair and engine repaint under the hood and underside. The interior, jambs, trunk and chassis are believed to be original. The Ram Air engine features correct exhaust manifolds and is linked to heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission. Itís also equipped with power brakes, 8-track tape player, console, tachometer, gauge package, splitter exhaust tips, bucket seats. Listing originally for $4,798.60, it was pricey for the day. This GTO is documented with Pontiac Historical Society paperwork, along with the original Protect-O-Plate and Manifest Memo Copy, Original window sticker showing the original selling dealer Marselle Buick-Pontiac in Kewanee, Illinois, Owners manual, Consumer information booklet, Warranty Booklet, Emissions Control Booklet, General Information Manual, original Auto License Application receipt from the original owner. Original 36,777 mile Notarized odometer statement included. Miles now are 38,771. Looking very well kept and clean throughout but with some (to be expected) patina to the paint/trim etc. Still equipped with it's original trunk mat and jack/tools and spare wheel (no tire incl.) This 1972 GTO 455 HO represents the end of the muscle GTO era this example is a collectors treasure.