1969 Pontiac GTO Resto-Mod 84038 Miles Green Coupe 461 V8 5 Speed Manual
– 461 Cubic Inch V8 built by Butler Performance (Balanced and Blueprinted) – 10:1 Compression Ratio delivering Approx. 575 Horsepower and 620 LB-FT of Torque – Fast EFI v2.
The first generation of the GTO was the first muscle car produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. The Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models. The GTO was selected as the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1968.
The 1969 model eliminated the front door vent windows, had a slight grille and taillight revision, moved the ignition key from the dashboard to the steering column (which locked the steering wheel when the key was removed, a federal requirement installed one year ahead of schedule), and the gauge face was changed from steel blue to black. In addition, the rear quarter-panel mounted side marker lamps changed from a red lens shaped like the Pontiac “arrowhead” emblem to one shaped like the broad GTO badge. Front outboard headrests were made standard equipment on all cars built for 1969.