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AJ"s Car of the Day 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram-Air III 2-door Hardtop

Car: Pontiac GTO Ram-Air III 2-Door Hardtop

Year: 1969

What makes it special: It was the second year for GM's A-Body platform. It featured the Endura nose that was able to withstand low impact collisions, headlights of the horizontal layout, with a hidden headlight option at extra cost. The '69 also eliminated the door-vent windows, and now had the ignition switch moved from the dashboard to the steering column, with now locked the steering once the key was removed, a year ahead of Federal requirements. Plus, the rear quarter-panel mounted side marker lamps changed from a red lens shaped like the Pontiac "V" crest to one shaped like the GTO badge.

What made it famous: The GTO's 360 hp 400HO V8 was now upgraded to the Ram Air III, rated at 366 hp at 5,100 rpm. A Hurst T-handle shifted 4-speed manual transmission, hood mounted tachometer and Rally II wheels ( with trim rings ) were just some of the features that made it so popular.

Why I would want one: Most people jump at the chance to own "The Judge" model, which was a low-cost GTO that was stripped of it's features to be more competitive with Plymouth's Road Runner, but I kind of like having the GTO with some of the creature comforts, and with the various "Ram-Air" V8 engine levels that were offered, it still had more than enough power to be impressive on the street.

Fun fact: The GTO was outsold by both Chevrolet's Chevelle SS396 and Plymouth's Road Runner, but 72,287 GTO's were sold during the 1969 model year, with 6,833 of them being The Judge.

( 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram-Air III photo from conceptcarz.com )

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  1. taniaw posted on 07/02/2014 11:44 PM
    Questo kit è composto Orologi replica da un orologio modello H9C - DNA con la lunetta, nonché le ore e le mani minuti sono Imitazioni Rolex evidenziate da oro rosso. Ospitato in un nuovo 44mm nel caso di acciaio PVD nero, la diffusione di scheletrato meccanica oltre cinque Rolex submariner livelli annuncia angoli di ponti ricordando la complessa struttura di un motore V-Twin. caratteristiche comuni estetiche come vernice viola iridescente.
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