Muscle Cars in Detail: 1964 Pontiac GTO
Muscle Cars in Detail: 1964 Pontiac GTO

Muscle Cars in Detail: 1964 Pontiac GTO

  • Hassle Free Returns - NO RMA's!
  • No Restocking Fees
  • Over 173,000 Satisfied Customers
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee*
    (*Restrictions Apply. See Return Policy)
Muscle Cars in Detail: 1964 Pontiac GTO
Click to enlarge image(s)
By the mid-1960s, the American automotive market was yearning for faster, more responsive, and sportier cars, and a crew of high-performance enthusiasts at Pontiac recognized this. Large V-8s were commonly installed in full-size cars, but performance was hampered by pure chassis weight. Under the guidance of Bunkie Knudsen, John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and others, Pontiac installed the high-performance 389 V-8 into the nimble and lightweight, intermediate-size LeMans chassis. It was a watershed moment for Pontiac; the 1964 GTO delivered astounding performance and created the muscle car blueprint that the Detroit manufacturers followed in the 1960s and 1970s.
With a 389 V-8 engine, dual exhaust, and a standard 3-speed or optional 4-speed manual transmission, the GTO supplied extraordinary performance. To harness the power and provide superlative handling, the GTO was fitted with stiffer springs, a limited slip differential, large-diameter front sway bar, and wider wheels. And to give it panache, the GTO was adorned with distinctive badges and hood scoops. The 1964 GTO is a landmark car, and this book goes well beyond the glossy overview in other books.


Chapter 1: GM’s New Youth Brand
  • Base-Model Tempest
  • Bunkie Knudsen and John DeLorean 
  • Inception, Design and Creation of the GTO 
  • Royal Pontiac 
  • Jim Wangers 

Chapter 2: A Hot Rod Tempest 
  • Tempest Standard Equipment 
  • GTO Equipment Package 

Chapter 3: Engine, Transmission 
and Rear End 
  • 389 Engine 
  • Tri-Power 
  • Transmissions 
  • Hurst Shifter 
  • Rear Differential 

Chapter 4: Suspension and Brakes
  • Suspension 
  • Handling Package 
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Braking System 

Chapter 5: Interior and Exterior 
  • Interior 
  • Exterior 

Chapter 6: Racing 
  • Mickey Thompson 
  • Drag Racing Personalities
  • Road Race Competitors 

Chapter 7: End of an Era 
  • Rebirth 
  • Value and Collectibility 
  • Legacy 

Appendix I: Production Figures 
Appendix II: Interior, Exterior and 
Cordova/Convertible Top Colors 
Appendix III: 1964 Pontiac LeMans 
Options List
Publisher: Cartech Books Inc.
Paperback: Approx. 96 Pages
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.3 inches
Submit a Review...
Authorize.Net Merchant - Click to Verify Coupons on

7600 Commerce Court, Suite B, Midland, MI 48642-7944
Call Monday to Friday between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
(989) 839-4877 or Toll Free at (866) 553-8116 
Thanks for shopping on our site!

Copyright 2024, All Rights Reserved