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Pick of the Day: 2006 Pontiac GTO | ClassicCars.com Journal

Twenty years ago, Pontiac marketed its cars with a “Fuel for the Soul” tagline. This television commercial from 2004 proudly shows the then-new Grand Prix Comp G, the Bonneville GXP, and then the GTO – which makes a dramatic entrance by doing a power-slide into the center garage bay.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 2006 Pontiac GTO listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Amherst, Ohio. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Well taken care of,” the listing says. “Never driven in the winter months – this was always a spring / summer vehicle.”

The final generation of the GTO was in fact a badge-engineered variant of the Australian-built Holden Monaro. It went into production in late 2003 and was discontinued after June 14, 2006. Today’s featured car comes from the final model year and shows only 26,206 miles on the odometer. According to the trim tag, it was manufactured in April 2006, just two months before the final unit rolled off the line. It was painted in a very appropriate color of 507G, otherwise known as Spice Red Metallic. Hot indeed!

No muscle car is complete without adequate source of power under the hood. This car receives momentum from a 400-horsepower LS2 6.0-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain was rated at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway, which wasn’t bad for a big V8.

Speaking of period-correct Pontiac advertising, a print ad from 2006 says about the GTO: “Imagine a 2+2 coupe so muscular it appears to be shrink-wrapped. Imagine the handling of a competition-inspired suspension and brakes that you control from an interior awash in aromatic leathers and brushed nickel. Designed to redefine performance for another generation and to set the industry on its ear.”

The seller says, “This vehicle was purchased in 2015, and since then, only 2,300 miles have been put on the odometer. Always stored in a climate-controlled garage.”

If your soul could use a dose of excitement, and some “fuel,” as Pontiac called it, this car should satisfy your needs nicely. The asking price is $29,000 or best offer. Worth noting: that figure is not far off from the car’s original retail price of $32,995.

While it may seem like a tall ask for this car, the fact remains that it’s 18 years old, and you will be hard pressed to find another example with fewer than 30,000 miles on the odometer.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, check out the archives at Pick of the Day.



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