Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: PA Just outside of Phila.
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I love those stacked headlights. No mistaking it's a classic. I bet Pontiac would still be around if the last GTO's looked more like either the 66,67 or 68,69. Or ANYTHING between 65 and 72. Even if it were a bit smaller, but gave a nod to the classics.
Sounds odd, but look how the Corvettes always retain a few styling clues that it's a Vette. Don't get me wrong, the later GTO's were cool and I like the sleeper idea, but that's a niche thing. When they were new I didn't want to pay all that money (at the time) for a Grand Am looking car. A used late model Vette seemed a much better choice and that's what I got instead.
Pontiac should have either: A) Put a little less into the car and made it less expensive with a more basic 350 V8 that could be hopped up. or B) The more likely and obvious, proven route...Make a tribute to the 68-69 GTO and earn a fortune like those made on the Mustang and Challenger. Those cars have looked like the 1968 model for what a decade now?????