Chip Durlacher sent in this picture documenting a 162mph run in a 2004 GTO. Chip explains, "On the way home from the Pontiac dealer my friend's '04 GTO got much, much better looking. On a stretch of two-lane in the great southwestern U.S. his bone stock new Goat reached 162 MPH when the computer shut the motor down at 4100 RPM in sixth gear. The Australian born Poncho was so smooth at speed that the driver snapped this photo. Looks like some 18 inch wheels, speed
rated tires and a Chip are in order. We had heard that varying your speed on a highway trip is the best way to break-in a new car!
Little GTO you are (STILL) really lookin' fine." CLICK->
Oh No! A crashed Phantom Black 2004 GTO owned by Bruce Boushon. Bruce tells us this story, "This black, soon to be beauty, was purchased at a local dealer of repairable cars. It was at a dealership in New York, and was crashed, possibly on a test drive. It looks like it hit a guard rail. Parts are on order, and have already begun to arrive. But some of the parts I need are not yet available from the Pontiac dealer! Lets go guys, I wanna get this thing on the road!" CLICK->
Here's a shot of the entire right side of Bruce's project car. CLICK->
Quicksilver 2004 GTO owned by Bruce Cromwell from Celina, Ohio. Bruce selected the 6-speed manual transmission. He ordered it 8-1-03 and took delivery of it 3-30-04. Those are 17 inch Intro GT Sport wheels. Bruce added a skip shift eliminator, rubber bushings to fix the Thunk in the trunk problem on earlier models, a hard wired Valentine 1 radar detector, and several coats of Zaino polish. This is the 4th GTO that Bruce has owned. Click here to see all of his GTOs. CLICK->
Quicksilver 2004 GTO, rear end view. Those are true dual exhuasts. Nice license plate. CLICK->
Bruce painted the brake calipers red. Here's a closeup of the 17 inch Intro GT Sport wheels with OEM tires. The wheels are fully polished, have rivets, forged centers and soft lip outers. If you look at them on the company's website (introwheels.com), the list price for a set of 17 inchers is $1,750. The company sells many styles of 5-spoke wheels, including one modern wheel that looks a little like the old Hurst wheels. There were a lot of cars wearing Intro wheels at the 2003 SEMA show which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CLICK->
Impulse Blue 2004 GTO with an automatic transmission owned by Jeff Harshman from Myersville, Maryland. He ordered the car on October 5, 2003, and took delivery of it on April 14, 2004. CLICK->
Impulse Blue 2004 GTO, front end view. The 2004 GTO could be ordered in two shades of blue. Barbados blue is a lighter shade of blue. CLICK->
Impulse Blue 2004 GTO, rear end view. That little 5.7 emblem reveals that there is a 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 engine under the hood. CLICK->
Jeff selected the black leather interior for his Impulse Blue 2004 GTO. Blue leather was the other option. CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO owned by Norm & Bridget Kendall from Centerville, Georgia. That's Norm! Norm tells us, "We waited quite a while for the GTO, but so far it has been well worth it. Only had it three days and only 60 miles on it. We put the down payment on it on Feb 12, 2004 and took delivery on June 7th." CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO, left side view at a dealership. Norm and Bridget selected the black interior for their new Goat. Red was the other option. I'll take that Chevy truck! Maybe not, it's got the evil XM radio antenna on it. Support your local radio stations, they're FREE! Why pay for XM radio when you can get REAL radio for free and support your local economy? Of course, I offer that opinion because I am a local radio station employee and Chief Engineer... We sell commercials to local car dealers, who, in turn rely on those commercials to get customers. Then the dealers give away XM radios that have NO COMMERCIALS in their programming. Over the years, the more cars they sell with XM radios, the more buyers they lose that would have heard their new commercials. That's why I think subscription XM radio is evil! CLICK->
Barbados Blue 2004 GTO owned by Bob Hovnan from Coral Springs, Florida. Bob tells us, "When I saw the car at the Miami Beach Auto Show in November 2003, the new GTO was the only car that got my attention. When I saw the Barbados Blue model, that was the color I had to have. I bought it in March. I absolutely love the horsepower and how it handles. Upcoming mods include the MPD hood and Cold Air box." CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO owned by David John Davis from Bethel, Oklahoma. David tells us this story, "I had looked at several GTOs around the area but all were selling at $5000+ over MSRP. I had pretty much given up on getting one because of the ridiculous markup at most dealerships. I had noticed this car sitting on the lot of a local dealership numerous times. One day I decided to stop in and take a look. To my surprise the dealer was actually asking less than MSRP for the car. I took it for a test drive and I was hooked. What a great car. I purchased my GTO the next day, June 16, 2004. As far as I know this is the only GTO on the road in the county. I travel around southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas working and have never seen another one on the road." CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO, left side view. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Jace T Venable (fickstigure.@militarynow.com) - "I'm 25 and was born well after the GTO days but when Dazed and Confused came out I fell in love with the 1970 Judge. There's something really neat about older Detroit Muscle that will always be immortal. I'm scoping for a Goat and hope to add one to our collection."