Burgundy 1973 GTO hardtop found for sale on the internet. It's got a 455 non-matching YC code engine in it and a 4-speed manual transmission. The body tag reads (as written by the owner):
ST 73 2AF37 PON 413483 BODY
TR 257 64 B PNT
Let's decode a 1973 GTO data plate. The 73 is the style year of 1973. 2AF37 is the LeMans Sport body. PON is the assembly plant of Pontiac, Michigan. 413483 is the unit number as it came off that assembly line. 257 is the interior trim color of burgundy. 64 is the exterior paint color of Ascot Silver. The B is for the black vinyl top. The 09 is the date code for October, it is usually followed by a week letter (e.g. 04B for 2th week of Apr, or 01C for 3rd week of Jan). A51 is the seat code. The VIN is 2F37T3P137252 which has some of the same stuff. 2F37 for the Pontiac LeMans Sport. T for the 400ci engine. This car now has a 455 engine which would be a X if it was in the car orginally. But they didn't offer the manual transmission with the 455 engine. 3 is the year of 1973. P is the assembly plant located in Pontiac. 1 is for a V8 engine and 37252 is the sequence number for V8 equipped cars coming out of that assembly plant. The orginal 400ci engine would have a 2 followed by the last eight digits of the VIN located on the front right hand side of the block. CLICK->
Burgundy 1973 GTO hardtop, left front view. CLICK->
Burgundy 1973 GTO hardtop, looking down the side. This is a popular view, probably due to the nice curves that these cars had. CLICK->
Burgundy 1973 GTO hardtop, interior view. This car has both the UPC W63 and the WW8 Rally Gauge Custer options. The first moves the speedo to the left pod and puts a fuel/oil/temp gauge set in the middle pod. The second puts a tach in place of the clock in the right pod. CLICK->
Burgundy 1973 GTO hardtop, rear seat view. CLICK->
Burgundy 1973 GTO hardtop, 455ci engine view. CLICK->
Green 1973 GTO owned by Chris Harper from San Diego, California. Chris bought this GTO from a used car dealer in 1988 and has been using it as his daily driver. CLICK->
White 1973 GTO with a red interior and the standard "baby moon" hubcaps. CLICK->
Here's a very shiny black 1973 GTO with a red interior and Honeycomb wheels. CLICK->
White 1973 LeMans owned by John Hagele. This one has Can Am stripes. CLICK->
White 1973 LeMans, engine view. Probably a 350ci with a 2 barrel carb. CLICK->
White 1973 LeMans, interior view. This is a pretty cool dash. The control to the left of the 3 gauges is the upper dash ventilation control which was used on non-air conditioned cars. The large gauge on the left is the tach/clock part of the WW8 Rally Gauge Custer option. You can see that the tach sweeps clockwise from about 5-o'clock to 2-o'clock, with the yellow-line starting at 5200 RPM and the red-line starting at 5700 RPM. The gauge ends at 8000 RPM. CLICK->
White 1973 LeMans, left side view. CLICK->
White 1973 LeMans, trunk view. CLICK->
Here's a build sheet for a 1973 GTO. This one has tons of options including the all important, W62 - GTO Option. This one also has the L75 - 455 4B V8 Eng option! The color code seems to be 19 which is Starlight Black.
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