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For 1973 Pontiac for lack of a better word – abandoned the GTO and proceeded forward with the Trans Am as its performance all-star. By 1975 the GTO was gone. The original GTO only lasted eleven model years but its legacy continues to this day.
Now rewind back to 1970 – a year which most auto historians will agree was the pinnacle of the muscle car golden era. For GM’s muscle cars it was the last year for muscle car era high compression motors. Now rewind back to 1970 – a year which most auto historians will agree was the pinnacle of the muscle car golden era.
In fact, the name was so revered that when Pontiac attempted to bring a little needed performance back into the division after the Trans Am was cancelled the name was revived and worn by a high performance rebadged (Australian built) 2-door Holden Monaro. Though Pontiac did try to disguise the Holden by adding some last minute Pontiac exterior touches, the truth was as clear as day that the 2004-2006 GTO was a pretender. No matter how hard the Aussie based GTO tried, the “phony” label followed it around.