1971 455 GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
4455 C.I., Turbo 400

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1971 455 GTO

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  1971 455 GTO  

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 1971 GTO

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This 1971 GTO is 1 of 532 built with a 455 CI Motor, and a Turbo/ Hyd 400 Auto Trans.
It sports the original 3.07, 12 bolt Rear-end.

Shipped on January 8, 1971 the car was originally sold by
W.H.Gailey Pontiac Company of Cornelia, Georgia for $4120.99 + tax.

Originally pained Quezal Gold with a Black Cordova top & Black Interior. Equipped with a push button radio,
air conditioning, side body moldings, wheel well moldings, power disc brakes, Honeycomb wheels with G70x14
tires, 8-track tape player, power steering, an electric clock, electric trunk release, and other extras.

It is equipped with a YS code 455, the original 400 Turbo Trans with a shift kit and the original 3:07, 12 bolt ,rearend.
The car was painted Teal in 1998 by the previous owner who bought the car when he was 16.

Purchased from Adam Wellington in Rawson OH. who purchased the car from
Darin McCullough of Ada, Ohio in June 1996.
Darin bought the car from Ricks Auto Sales of Kenton, Ohio, in June 1995.
Ricks Auto Sales bough the car from Hilltop Motors of Columbus, Ohio,
at the Grove City Ohio, Auto Auction in May 1995.
Hilltop Motors purchased the car from Robert Meyers of Groveport, Ohio,
in March of 1995. Mr Meyers had owned the car since June of 1990.

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1971 GTO

Awards, Events, & Shows

 2009
 
 North Coast Pontiac Chapter P.O.C.I. 12th Annual Solon Commons, Ohio
1968 - 1972 Stock GTO Class
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Second Place
 
August 9, 2009 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, Summit Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio
1971- 1972 Stock GTO Class
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First Place

 2010
 
 June - 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour - Cleveland to Springfield, IL, DuQuoin, IL and Bowling Green, Ky. 2200 miles in five days.
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 June 13, 2010 26th Indian Uprising, Hadocy Pontiac, Columbus, Ohio
1970 - 1974 Stock GTO Class ....................................................................................................
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 Third Place
 August 1, 2010 North Coast Pontiac Chapter P.O.C.I. 12th Annual Solon Commons, Ohio
1968 - 1972 Stock GTO Class
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Club Pick
Best Paint & Body
August 2010 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, Summit Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio
1971- 1972 Stock GTO Class
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 Third Place
 
September 2010 - Summit Racing, Talmadge, Ohio. Pontiac, Buick, Olds Nationals ..................
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 Top Twenty

 2011

June 2011 - Featured in the National GTOAA Club Magazine "The Legend" .
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June 12, 2011 20th Annual Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac Show. Brecksville, Ohio
1971 - 1972 A Stock Body
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 Second Place
 
June, 2011 National P.O.C.I. Convention, Bowling Green, Kentucky. 1970 -1974 GTO Stock.....
 Outstanding
In Class

July, 2011 Officer James A Kerstetter Memorial Car Show, Elyria, Ohio ...................................
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 F.O.P. #30 Choice
July, 2011 North Coast Pontiac Chapter P.O.C.I. 12th Annual Solon Commons, Ohio
1968 - 1972 Stock GTO Class
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 First Place &
Best Paint and Body
 August 2011 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, Summit Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio
1971- 1972 Stock GTO Class
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Second Place
August 21, 2011 Dream Cruise & Woodward GTO Tigers (GTOAA) GTO Show.
Auburn, Michigan. 1971-1972 Stock GTO Class.
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First Place
 
September 11, 2011 Greater Ohio Chapter - GTOAA All Pontiac Show
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Top Thirty
2012
 August 5, 2012 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, Summit Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio
1971 - 1972 Stock GTO Class
.................................................................................................. ...First Place

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There were only 10,532 GTOs sold in 1971. 534 of those were equipped with the 455 motor & TH 400 trans. The 4 speed was not available with the 455 motor. It was, however available with the 455 HO motor.

The 1971 GTO had a modest facelift with wire-mesh grilles, horizontal bumper bars on either side of the grille opening, more closely spaced headlamps, and a new hood with the dual scoops relocated to the leading edge, not far above the grille. Overall length grew slightly to 203.3 inches (516 cm). A new corporate edict, aimed at preparing GM for no-lead gasoline, forced an across-the-board reduction in compression ratios. The Ram Air engines did not return for 1971.

The standard GTO engine was still the 400 CID V8, but now with 8.2:1 compression. Power was rated at 300 hp (220 kW) at 4,800 rpm and torque at 400 lb·ft (542 N·m) at 3,600 rpm.

An option was the 455 CID V8 with four-barrel carburetor, 8.4 to 1 compression ratio and 325 hp (242 kW), only available with the automatic transmission.

The top GTO engine for 1971 was the new 455 HO with 8.4 compression, rated at 335 hp (250 kW) at 4,800 rpm and 480 lb·ft (651 N·m) at 3,600 rpm.

The Judge returned for a final year, now with the 455 HO as standard equipment. Only 374 were sold before The Judge was discontinued in February 1971, including 17 convertibles—today the rarest of all GTOs.