While it’s a topic of much debate (and largely a matter of opinion) the 1964 Pontiac GTO is widely known as the first muscle car. Many would say the GTO is not necessarily the pioneer of the muscle car era, saying that the ’49 Rocket 88 is the grand-daddy of muscle cars. The GTO more or less perfected the “muscle” image as we know it today, marking it as the original muscle car.
Being thus credited, the GTO consummated the stereotypical “land yacht” formula of huge V8, expansive body, and unmistakable presence. While perusing classifieds on Craigslist, we encountered this formula in the creator itself. This particular GTO is a 1968 up for sale in Owensboro, Kentucky, and from what we can tell, it should offer quite the experience – in both ownership and restoration.
While it’s not a coveted ’69 Judge, it’s engine is in pieces, and time’s gotten the better of some of the metalwork, there’s no question that this Goat has some real potential. After all, it’s a ’68 GTO – the muscle car – the only way owning this car could be more masculine is if you built it with your own two hands.As matter of fact, the opportunity to build this GTO yourself is not only a reality, it’s a necessity. In it’s current state – with all the major engine components populating the seller’s garage floor, the interior begging for a major refresh, and various body and floor panels in need of some repair work – it’s almost like a kit car.
But what do you think? Is this classic Pontiac worth it’s $7,900 asking price, or would you take that kind of coin somewhere else? Let us know in the comments below.