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that eventually killed Pontiac: Pontiac Aztek: Take a minivan, wrap it in ungainly. From then on, it lost its way as GM tried to graft on mass-market cars around the likes of the GTO, the Firebird, the Fiero and the Solstice. Adding trucks and minivans.
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Cars, Stars Shine at 2005 Greater L.A. Auto Show
Cars, Not Trucks Trucks took a back seat at the. Bob Lutz, vice chairman of Pontiac's parent company, General Motors Corp., brought out a production version of the upcoming Pontiac Solstice roadster and announced. their on-sale dates in showrooms.
Pontiac Is Going Out of Business
On October 31st, 2010, GM's. Models like the GTO, Trans Am and Catalina 2+2 were jammed with horsepower. This year, Pontiac's sales are less than 1 percent of the 2.2 million cars and trucks GM is expected to sell. GM built the last Pontiac in May.
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Pontiac GTO 1964 - 1974
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The Pontiac GTO was the first '60s muscle-car to be merchandised as a high-performance machine for the masses and its blend of style and performance captured the imagination of America's youth. The GTO was created by shoehorning the division's biggest V-8 into the timid little Tempest compact, and the results were electrifying.
With shrewd marketing, Pontiac tapped into a wave of enthusiasm for factory-built high performance models that were run for the rest of the decade. A total of over half-a-million examples were built in a ten year production run, making Pontiac's "Goat" the most popular musclecar ever.
In 1964 Pontiac defined the first modern muscle car by putting a high-power V8 into their midsize Tempest/Le Mans body to create the GTO. In a move that sidestepped GM's prohibition on intermediate-sized cars having engines over 330-cid, Pontiac made its 389-cid V-8part of a $269 option package for the new Tempest. The name Gran Turismo Omologato was borrowed from the Ferrari 250GTO. It stands for a production grand touring machine.
Though still technically an option for Tempest hardtops, pillared coupes and convertibles, the GTO had already forged its own identity as Used Pontiacs - AOL Autos
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