Price: - Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: GTO
  • Type: 2 DOOR
  • Trim: GTO
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 59000
  • VIN: 2D37T2P123477
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 460 STROKER
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Pontiac GTO GTO


This is a NUMBERS-MATCHING GTO. I bought this 1972 GTO in 2013. I selected this particular car because (1) it was showing 58,xxx miles which the seller (and me) believe was correct, and (2) other than some surface rust (see photos) it was a rust-free unmodified car. Other than a repaint in the original color in 1979 (the seller said due to “paint oxidation”), it was truly a survivor car.

I have the original PROTECTO-PLATE and have the PHS docs.

Although everything pretty much worked, I decided to make it more than right. Nearly $28,000 in parts and labor later (receipts go with the car), it is more than right mechanically. Here are some highlights (and not nearly everything):

PERFORMANCE: I had the engine rebuilt with slightly hotter cam and stroked it to a 460 from 400. Everything inside the engine was replaced with high quality parts. Suspension was rebuilt and all suspension bushings replaced. I replaced the transmission with a 700R-4. Much better at freeway speeds than the original. However, to keep my ability to call it a numbers-matching car, the original transmission goes with the car to a buyer. Wheels and tires were upgraded by an inch all around. What appears to be the original spare tire still sits in the trunk. I have all receipts and records for every dollar I have spent - even for gasoline - since purchasing the car.

EXTERIOR/BODY&PAINT: As I purchased it. The paint is driver-quality and has door dings and paint imperfections. If you want to win trophies, you will need to repaint the car. There is some surface rust (see photos) in various places on the frame and underbody but all body panels appear to be very solid. There is some minor surface rust in the trunk (see photos). You can stick a magnet anywhere without it falling off.

INTERIOR: I replaced the ugly standard 2-spoke steering wheel with the “TransAm” type. Fits much better in my hand, but for the purist, the original steering wheel goes with the car. I replaced the carpet and added sound deadening material under that when we did the work. The dash has some cracking and there are a few small splits in the seat covers. I also installed extended seat brackets. Being a tall guy, that gives me more room. These could be returned to stock.

ELECTRICS: The original non-working AM radio is in the car, but the former owner added an aftermarket one and aftermarket speakers. All gauges work, although the gas gauge doesn't read quite correctly all the time. All lights, turn signals and other electrics work. The horn sometimes decides to not work, but since I'm always out ahead of everyone I don't use it! Due to the non-stock wheel/tire combination, the speedometer is not entirely accurate. The A/C was completely rebuilt and works well in the Texas heat.

I am a car enthusiast and took very good care of this car while I had it. Kept out of the rain and always in my climate-controlled garage while I owned it.

Call me with questions!

THIS IS A 45-YEAR-OLD VEHICLE AND IS BEING SOLD AS-IS WITHOUT WARRANTY. Please note that although I believe the mileage to be accurate, I am selling the vehicle MILEAGE EXEMPT. Ebay does not give the option to enter MILEAGE EXEMPT, so the mileage stated in the ad MAY NOT BE correct.

Please look at the photos. I've tried to photograph as best as I can so you can see the condition. If you want more photos or have questions, please email me. I've sold classic bikes and cars on eBay and never had a dissatisfied customer.

I can help load the car with the shipper of your choice. If you want the original transmission, it is offsite so you will need to make arrangements to pick it up separately.

CONDITION OF BIDDING AND PURCHASE NOTICE: Please do not let the following turn you off, but I have been defrauded before on eBay and would rather not have it happen again. I will do my best to describe this vehicle and answer any questions you have. I've owned and sold over 50 vehicles/bikes in my life, I love cars and motorcycles and do not want you to be unhappy with your purchase. I REALLY REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ASK ALL QUESTIONS FIRST AND OPTIMALLY, COME TO INSPECT THE CAR PERSONALLY.

NEW BIDDERS, or (0) FEEDBACK BIDDERS, please e-mail me FIRST, to have your bids approved AS A NEW BIDDER by the Seller,to show your full intent & understandingto purchase & follow through with payment. BIDDING AND WINNING IS NOT A CHANCE TO COME LOOK AT THE VEHICLE. Please DO NOT BID, UNLESS YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I'VE WRITTEN HERE AS THE TERMS OFTHE SALE.

Please, do not bid in this auction unless you are a serious buyer. Do not bid unless you intend to pay and fulfill your obligations. If you bid and you are the high bidder and the reserve is met, you bought the car. No Bid Retractions please. Ask all questions before bidding.

Make certain and ask any and all questions before you place your bid! Please email me & inquire with any and all questions prior to bidding, not after! Once the reserve is metthis will be considered a legal and binding contract.

The vehicle is being advertised locally and I reserve the right to end this auction early.