2006 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO
Initially, the GTO was powered by GM's LS1 V8 making 350hp. For 2005, Pontiac slid the LS2 6.0-liter V8 under the hood, good for 400 hp. Blasting from zero to 60 in less than 5.5 seconds and blitzing the quarter-mile in under 14 ticks means a 2005 Pontiac GTO will simply embarrass nearly any old Goat you could name.
Certainly not an old goat in this 1 owner, title verified 11,286 mile, 2006 GTO from Pontiac. Now with 400hp a homologation of Holden and European style looks, the dyed in the wool GTO fans may not like the new aero look but will relish the performance which the classics cannot even come close to. Only a 3-year run for this car, and it is now an instant classic. It's only fault with the public back in the day was the Holden/Euro styling which has nary a hint of retro on it.
This styling means that each unit from every company essentially takes on the same traits, and this ubiquitous example plays along exactly with the game. With no reference to the past conquests, integrated headlights, front bumper and lower fog lights are aerodynamically inserted and smoothed over. A slight reference to Pontiac in form is the deeply inset split front honeycomb grille in black with the arrowhead badge, our consignor notes that the original grilles are included with the purchase. A hood scoop has been carved into the hood and sports dual openings. All panels are bathed in Impulse Blue Metallic, and it's electric! A flared rocker panel moves rearward to a greenhouse long sloping rear glass that ends with a rear spoiler. More integrated taillights rear bumper and finally a black roll pan with a GTO logo flanked by dual zoom tube chrome tipped exhaust. Optional 18" 5 spoke aluminum wheels on all 4 corners with 235/40ZR18 high performance blackwall tires and all black trimmings around windows keep it simple.
Fashioned from curved molded vinyl and a strip of suede, the door panels are as aerodynamic as the exterior. High back extra bolster support buckets in charcoal gray leather, have an embroidered GTO in their uppers. These seats are power adjustable and present with only fine wear that comes with careful use and age. In back is a 2 plus 2 bench setup, stretching from B pillar to B pillar. In the center is a curved molded console that makes its way gracefully upward and melting into the dash. On its way is a 6-disc AM/FM/CD radio, green screen readout for information and fan and temp knobs. The dash borrows styling directly from Porsche with the overlapping circle gauges, and more green readouts, under a curved dash top visor. Black carpet for the floors and more molded panels covered with slightly fuzzy material for the headliner.
Stuffed under the curved dual vented hood is a living breathing 6.0 Liter V8 LS2 engine. It is in very good condition as is the entire engine bay with no corrosion or rust, all original. EFI feeds it, and a T56 6-speed manual transmission with a 3.46 limited slip rear finishes up the drivetrain. Did I mention it puts out 400 horses?!
Up on the lift some road dirt is noted but almost no surface rust and all structurally sound with the unibody construction. All independent suspension, and all power disc brakes, all around for this car.
As expected, this car fired right up, and performed like a 400hp car should on the test track. Seat pushing acceleration, rail like handling, and quick stopping were the norm. All functions were performing as they should, and it is a smooth highway cruiser with low noise factor. We kept our seat time short as to preserve the low mileage count on the odometer, but we still had a smashingly good time.
A nice example of the new version of the GTO even though someone would have to tell me it's a GTO if the badges were not there. Holden/Euro styling has taken over, and now we have an aero car with a big mill. Which in the entire picture is not too bad!
VX-V2 Series GTO
2-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
U-6.0L LS2 V8
L-Elizabeth Plant, Australia
531574-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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