2006 Pontiac GTO
The car is listed on Auto Hunter auction, see the link below.
-6.0L LS2 V8
-6 Speed Manual Transmission
-Red Over Black Interior
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"If you want to shop around for other true four-seaters that can run with this Pontiac, you'll be visiting BMW and Mercedes-Benz showrooms and be looking at $50,000-plus window stickers." - Edmunds road test.
It wasn't just Edmunds hailing the performance of the last-year GTO, as DrivingLine noted: "With a six-speed GTO, Car and Driver got 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and the quarter-mile in 13.3 seconds at 107 mph. That was hauling.... After three years, Pontiac sold just under 41,000 of what was its quickest, best handling GTO ever." The writers went on to provide more GTO development stats: "For 2005, the GTO got a few upgrades including a pair of hood scoops, dual exhaust outlets in the rear, bigger brakes and a larger LS2 V8 that made 400 horsepower. All of this improved upon the car's already impressive performance, while also giving it a dash of extra curb appeal. The GTO continued into 2006 with minor changes, but with the end of Monaro production in Australia, this also marked the end of the Pontiac GTO's three-year revival. In 2009, General Motors decided to shut down the Pontiac brand as a result of the economic recession - and this meant there would never be another GTO produced."
Offered here is an exceptional example of that "best ever" and "last ever" GTO. Brilliant in red over black, it's also appealing for its low mileage. In all, this "goat" has travelled 65,000 miles, or just over 4,000 miles per-year on average since new. The Carfax history report showing no accidents or damage adds to the car's appeal. This is an extremely well-preserved, historic model from GM's legendary performance division.
The car's brilliant, pearlescent red paint retains a factory appearance across the entire body. Paint condition across the front of the car-including the twin grilles-is especially impressive, free of virtually any road rash. That also holds true for other body panels including the rear-deck spoiler. In similar fashion, the five-spoke factory wheels, cabin glass, lighting lenses, mirror caps, and black window trim all display like-new condition. All factory-applied emblems and badges-notably including the front-fender "GTO 6.0 Litre" identification-are in place and as-new. The sole rear-deck Pontiac logo badge is a tasteful vestige of Pontiacs over time. It's hard to imagine many '06 GTOs remain in such beautiful condition.
Inside, the four-seater's racing-style, properly bolstered front and rear bucket seats are upholstered in black leather; the front-seats feature embroidered GTO identification on the upper portion of the backrests. The Pontiac-logo steering wheel fronts driver-focused, analog instruments with gray faces. Across all the instruments and switchgear on the black dash, the white graphic markings are free of virtually any sign of wear. Door trim-including the step-over area of the door jamb-is likewise damage-free. The console-mounted short shifter features the 6-speed shift pattern; to its rear there is a between-seat storage compartment. Cabin floors are black carpet protected by GTO-identified front carpet mats. The car's trunk is as spotless as the rest of the car.
Under the hood, the GTO-banded, 6-liter, 440-horsepower, LS2 V8 performance engine (with AEM intake) and its related components are spotless. (For a sampling of the music of the GTO's exhaust note, be sure to watch the video linked in the listing.) The entire engine compartment is spotlessly clean and perfectly tidy. (Factory data tags remain in place.) In the same way, the underside of the car-including the Corsa dual exhaust system-shows no evidence of too-aggressive driving styles.
The GTO comes with its original set of manuals, in themselves historic documents.
While the more than 135 high-definition photographs (taken from every angle, including from beneath the car) and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this last-tear GTO in great detail, we encourage and expect in-person inspections by interested parties or their representatives at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance. Our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch by phone or email if you have any questions.
Truly a modern classic, this rare '06 GTO is bound to be the pride of any GM-performance enthusiast's garage, particularly those with an affinity for the Pontiac brand and a respect for its history. The car's spectacular performance on the road will be icing on the cake.