Yes… you read that title correctly. If that didn’t make you do a double-take, nothing will. We happened to spot this mythic creature on the Engine Swap Depot website.
Despite the hook, this is a unique build on multiple levels. If you were to consider each part of this build, there is nothing to dislike. A 1971 Pontiac GTO chassis is a great platform to work from. Anyone would be thrilled to have take on a project that included a cherished beast like this.
For diesel fans, the 6.6 Duramax V8 engine is an extremely popular engine, with over 200,000 manufactured each year. Originally used in the 2001 model year trucks, the engines became so popular that GM announced the production of the 1,000,000th Duramax V-8 diesel at its Moraine facility on May 9, 2007.
All wheel drive cars have become increasingly popular too. Mercedes C and E Class sedans, BMW’s 3 and 5 series, Cadillac’s ATS, and the Infiniti Q70 sedans are proof of that. However, you don’t expect to see all-wheel drive options in a classic musclecar.
Whatever you think about this odd combination, you have to give Phillip Teel points for originality. Combine the beautiful lines of the classic GTO with a bright shade of green, the 6.6 diesel shoe-horned into the engine bay and peeking out of the hood, and the raised ride height, and this goat is ready for some mountain climbing. We’d love to see a pair of ram’s horns mounted on the grill of this beast to complete the “goat” theme of this project.
We’d love to get more information on this build, so if anyone has details or knows Mr. Teel, let him know that we love what he has done with this Pontiac.