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There's even some sound system controls right on the steering wheel in the 2004 GTO. According to Pontiac - there's mute, volume, next track and others. I can only see mute and volume in this picture. CLICK->
This diagram shows the 10 speaker layout of the standard 200-watt Blaupunkt sound system in the 2004 GTO. There are two 2-inch tweeters in the dash, a 5-inch speaker in each door, dual coaxial speaker sets in each rear side panels, and a pair of 7-inch subwoofers in the rear package shelf. CLICK->
John Grech was crusing a park in New South Wales, Australia and spotted this Impulse Blue 2004 GTO. Looks like someone at the factory took one out for a spin before putting it on the boat. John's GTO is a Burgundy 1969 Ram Air III GTO. John says that his is one of 12 GTOs in Australia. Notice anything strange about John's GTO? It's right-hand-drive! You can see a couple of more shots of his car with the 2004 GTO posted in the 1969 hardtop lot by clicking here. CLICK->
We found 100 new 2004 GTO's northeast of the San Francisco port. After getting off the ship, the cars were then processed for pre-delivery. Spoilers were added. The cars were taken to Benicia, California. CLICK->
Here's a photo from the the Benicia Union Pacific railyard where the cars will be loaded onto trains and trucks today (12/5/03) for eventual delivery to Pontiac dealers. Exclusive photos! Thanks to Larry. CLICK->
Let's peek inside one of these cars. This one has a manual transmission. They have covers over the steering wheel, shifter, seat, and pedals to keep them clean during transist to your local Pontiac dealership. CLICK->
The one on the left is painted Quicksilver Metallic. The others close by are painted Phantom Black Metallic. CLICK->
Larry turns this one on. Looks like it idles at 1000rpm and this one has Very Low Fuel. The green light in the speedometer dial says MPH. There is a km/h below it. There must be a switch somewhere that allows you to switch between the two. CLICK->
Let's look inside the passenger door of this Impulse Blue 2004 GTO waiting for delivery from the Benicia Union Pacific railyard. The glovebox is sitting on the passenger side floor. CLICK->
Quicksilver Metallic 2004 GTO waiting for delivery at the Benicia Union Pacific railyard. The spoilers are attached right at the port. The port and this railyard are about a half mile away. The cars are driven right off the ship to this location.
Does this Impulse Blue Metallic have an engine? Yes, it does. It also has a chassis stiffening bar across the top of the engine. CLICK->
Phantom Black Metallic 2004 GTO waiting for delivery at the Benicia, California Union Pacific railyard. CLICK->
The first shipload of 2004 GTO's has arrived in San Francisco! The ship which carried this 1st batch of 525 GTOs is called the Chi Jin. Shown here is the first production GTO to drive off the cargo ship and land on US soil. It looks like a black one. This may also be the very first production GTO off the assembly line. At least it was black! Click here to view it as seen at the 2006 GTOAA convention. CLICK->
Here is a yellow and a red 2004 GTO leaving the ship. There's another red one lower in the picture already on the dock driving away. They are arriving in San Francisco. Looks like another ramp has been set up further down the dock. CLICK->
This 2004 GTO coming off the boat is painted a color called Yellow Jacket. They drive these new cars slowly off the ramp. The dock workers can be seen in this photo. What's with the vehicles in the background? Do they all drive Fords? PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Paul Alexander Klopf (paul.klopf.@dewr.gov.au) - "I own the Australian version of the new GTO and simply they have nothing on the originals. Thanks for your help mate."