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Christopher Moroni
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1/18 GMP 2006 Pontiac GTO 6.0 LS2 V8:

A very nice, VERY heavy (as are all GMPs) replica of a beautiful blue/blue Pontiac GTO. Everything just looks right. From the Corvette engine to the trunk liner down to the scale 17" wheels up to the blue interior then down underneath to the chassis. It's all there!  I'll let the pics speak for themselves:

GTO 14
GTO 16
GTO 15
GTO 11
GTO 10
GTO 6
GTO 7
GTO 12
GTO 5
GTO 13
GTO 2
GTO 3
GTO 4
GTO 1
GTO 8
GTO 9

   
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I miss Pontiac, GM should have been more aggressive with the body design on this car, if they have been it would have been a likely home run, but the blandness of the body to carry the famed GTO name plate was this cars down fall along with GM just ignoring Pontiac. I would have loved to have seen a version of the Firebird from the new Camaro platform as well as it would have been an awesome looking car, there are some aftermarket examples of what a new Firebird would have looked like.

 

 


   
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Christopher Moroni
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@john3976  GM really didn't do much with this body other than some-what clever badge engineering. GM simply "stuffed" as much meat & muscle into the existing Holden coupe body (from Australia) as they could.  The car really was bad-ass but styling was "not American enough."  As you know, it was a cheap way to try and regain former glory. Not the sign of a "world class" auto maker, was it?


   
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Christopher Moroni
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I miss Pontiac too; they made some great cars... although, looking back, I remember owning only two. Seems like it was more... hmmm...  🤔 🤔 🤔 


   
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@chris 

Yep, wish I had found a way to keep my '70 Trans-Am  Laugh  


   
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Christopher Moroni
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@100ford2003 

YEP! That would be a REAL TREASURE today (but you know that already... 😣 😣 )   I had a '84 T/A H.O. Loaded!  (...with a speedo that topped @ 85mph and 190hp... 😣 😣 )

 

Yours was a REAL T/A. Mine was all show, no go.


   
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I did race a '74 Trans-Am on PCH one early morning. I won. We pulled over and he told me he saw 115 on his speedo when he was trying to catch me. Laughing Out Loud  


   
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Rich Sufficool
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That's the prettiest Holden I ever did see. I have it in silver.


   
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When these came out, I did think the styling was a little tame with a little too much Cobalt Coupe.  I think they've aged very well though & they sound absolutely incredible (nothing like a Cobalt 😉 ).  

Great color on yours, @chris...I would have much preferred your blue, but couldn't pass up the deal on the silver.



   
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Christopher Moroni
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Posted by: @gavin

When these came out, I did think the styling was a little tame with a little too much Cobalt Coupe.  I think they've aged very well though & they sound absolutely incredible (nothing like a Cobalt 😉 ).  

Great color on yours, @chris...I would have much preferred your blue, but couldn't pass up the deal on the silver.


I couldn't agree more....  They have aged very well but "way back when" I would've never thought it was possible. Silver is nice but I should tell you that I believe these will be available again from ACME.  More colors, perhaps more deals?? 😀 


   
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Make mine Orbit Orange...


   
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Christopher Moroni
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@100ford2003 

YES! A great color indeed! From what I've read, the two initial release colors will be Spice red w/black interior & Phantom black w/red interior.  Could Orbit orange be far behind? 🤔 🤔 🤔 


   
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