At first glance of the title, you’d think the people at PETA would be all over this and cry foul ’til they’re blue in the face. But even though the title might suggest otherwise, this Goat dying in the yard, neglected by the owner, is one that ruffles our feathers, while PETA probably couldn’t care less about it.
You see, this dying Goat is a 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible sporting the popular red on black combination. We found this gem on one of our favorite sites, Cars In Barns, and a reader had spotted the car and quickly spun a u-bie to go and check out the Goat.
Sitting in the side yard and slowly sinking into oblivion, this neglected goad is still looking pretty desirable, despite the raggedy canvas that was once called a convertible top. The hood has seen better days and is oddly much more oxidized than the rest of the car, but the car does look pretty straight and still has all the glass. It’s also sporting a set of color matched snowflake wheels that appear to be from a younger sibling, the Trans Am.
If you’ve ever seen one of these classics from the Chief in restored condition, you’d know that the combination of the menacing grille, the quad headlights and the reputation that Pontiac had in those days makes this a car that attracts attention and earns respect. They’re definitely one of our favorites from the 60’s, and it’s always a shame to see a car like this sitting in the yard, sinking into the ground, just waiting for the owner – for someone – to come and save it. For this, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Automobiles seems like a worthy venture, don’t you think?