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Another shot of this 2005 HSV GTO Police Car from Australia. According to the official website: "The Melbourne 2006 Sports Program comprises 12 individual and four team sports, with a total of 24 disciplines to be contested at the XVIII Commonwealth Games. * Aquatics includes Diving, Swimming and Synchronised Swimming * Cycling includes Track, Road and Mountain Bike * Gymnastics includes both the Artistic and Rhythmic disciplines
* Shooting includes Clay Target, Pistol, Small Bore and Air Rifle, and Full Bore Rifle." CLICK->
Torrid Red 2005 GTO owned by Nelson from Wooster, Ohio. Nelson adds, "I got the 6-speed manual and 18" factory rim option. The tires the factory includes on these rims are DANGEROUSLY useless in even a little bit of snow! I live in Ohio. I went to Tire Rack and got Dunlop Wintersport M3s. The car is gorgeous in a very understated way. It gets lots of looks by people of all ages - some quizzical, some envious. Personally, I feel the retro movement epitomized by the new Mustang is just laziness on the part of designers, an excuse for cheapness. Most appreciate the rumble at idle, particularly rural folk. Everything I read about the seats and interior being absolutely superb is true. With only 1,000 miles on it (barely broken in) it did 0-60 in 4.9 sec with three people in it on a semi-smooth country road. Fantastic!" CLICK->
Torrid Red 2005 GTO, right side view. That owl painted on the building is pretty cool. Nelson continues, "I lived in Australia from '98 to '04 and drove the GTOs parent vehicle, Holden Commodore Sedan, from '98 to '01. I always admired the clean lines of the Monaro. The Aussies never forgot how to make proper rear wheel drive cars, and many regarded the Monaro as a dream car despite versions having as little as ~250Hp. I do wish it was a little lighter, but then again with all the ridiculous and pointless SUV's on the road, it's comforting to have a little more mass around my a** in case of a collision. There are still a few '05s in lots around - don't let the fact that production is stopping dissuade any buyers on the edge from getting one. These will always be unique cars, and the wonderful 400Hp LS2 will always make them desirable." CLICK->
Torrid Red 2005 GTO, right rear view. CLICK->
Midnight Blue 2005 GTO owned by Barry Young from Suffolk, New York. Barry tells us, "I purchased this 2005 GTO on February 7th, 2006. LOVE IT. I can't wait to put in a cold air intake, new headers, and exhaust. I'm glad I bought a new one first, but I still want to buy a '65!" CLICK->
Midnight Blue 2005 GTO, right side view. CLICK->
Here is another shot of Barry Young's Midnight Blue 2005 GTO. Pontiac offered the 2005 GTO in two shades of blue from the factory. The other blue is lighter and called Impulse Blue. The car looks real good here. But brace yourself before you view the next photo! CLICK->
This is the result as Barry tried to avoid a car coming through a red light at an intersection. Unfortunately, he ended up going off the road and into a tree. I hope he is okay. Good thing the Goat had that bra on it. It did save the paint from any nasty chipping. :) Okay, that's not too funny. Will this car get to come back from the junkyard to drive the streets again?
This is how Sondra Blythe's Yellow Jacket 2005 GTO looked when she brought it home from the dealership. CLICK->
Since then Sondra has added black Rally stripes. These are professionally installed with multiple clear coats over the stripes. She also addd color matched recessed grille inserts. CLICK->
Yellow Jacket 2005 GTO, front end view. CLICK->
Yellow Jacket 2005 GTO, rear end view. The stock exhaust was replaced with Borla 'x' pipe cat back system. Notice the large exhaust tips. CLICK->
Close-up of the optional factory 18 inch wheels. CLICK->
The stripes continue onto the top of the Yellow Jacket 2005 GTO. CLICK->
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Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Tom Whirrett - "I work for an auto crushing company in Iowa. I see a lot of cars go to waste. It is good to see people restore them not crush them. Don't tell my boss I said that. Haha."