1967 Pontiac GTO Restomod

1967 Pontiac GTO Restomod

This solid 1967 GTO arrived at our shop as a stalled restoration project with a very solid Texas body. The owner came with a plan for his ultimate GTO.  This finely-tuned restomod offers 500 horsepower from a custom-tuned dry-sump LS7, Tremec TKO600 5-speed, modern suspension and brakes.

A full gallery documenting the build is included at the bottom of the page. We comprehensively rebuilt this 1967 GTO into a thoroughly modern performance car while retaining the character and look of the original car. Automotion Classics installed a complete Hotchkiss Stage 2 suspension kit with tubular control arms, larger sway bars, lowering springs and QA1 shocks all around.

The brakes have been upgraded with a The Right Stuff Inc. big brake kit, and the original steering box has been replaced with a Unisteer rack and pinion conversion. 17″ alloy Rallye II wheels give a period correct look, while Nitto NT555 tires give truly modern grip.

The centerpiece of this build is a custom-tuned LS7 V8 from a 2008 Corvette Z06. Like the donor car, the LS7 features dry sump oiling with a remote-mounted oil tank. The engine is fitted with a set of Kooks long-tube headers, a full stainless steel Magnaflow exhaust with an X-pipe.

A Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission, GM 12-bolt rear end with 3.55 gears, Eaton gear-type limited slip differential, Moser axles shafts and high strength cover round out the driveline.

The cabin has been modernized with a set of Dakota digital gauges, later-style center console, and stock-patterned upholstery from Legendary Interiors. We fitted a power window conversion with chrome BMW-style switches mounted in the center console. A modern A/C compressor and all-new A/C hardware are fitted to keep passengers cool.

This car was completed in December 2016, and the builder who commissioned the car is moving on to other projects. The car is now available through Automotion Classics.