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1964 was the first year for the Pontiac GTO. GTO was actually a option on the Tempest LeMans, with buyers selecting option RPO 382 and paying $295.90 extra. Three body styles were available, which included the two-door coupe, convertible and hardtop. The RPO 382 option included:
  • Engine: 389 cu in, 10.75:1 compression ratio, 325 hp w/4 bbl Carter AFB carburetor
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Three speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter
  • Heavy Duty Clutch
  • Heavy Duty suspension (shocks, springs, stabilizer bar)
  • 7.50 x 14 Red Line high speed nylon tires
  • 14 x 6JK wide rim wheels
  • High capacity radiator
  • Declutching fan
  • High capacity battery
  • Chrome air cleaner and valve covers
  • Bucket seats
  • 3.23:1 rear axle ratio (3.09, 3.36 and 3.55 available)
Additional options:
  • Engine: 389 cu in, 10.75:1 compression ratio, 348 hp w/ three 2 bbl Rochester carburetors
  • Four speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter
  • Two speed automatic transmission
  • Safe-T-Track limited slip differential 3.90:1 ratio (included metalic brake linings)
  • Heavy Duty Radiator
  • Safe-T-Track handling (quicker steering ratio, heavy duty shocks
  • Transistor (breakerless) ignition
  • Tachometer
  • Sports steering wheel
  • Exhaust splitters (dealer installed)
  • Wire wheel discs (dealer installed)
  • Custom wheel discs with spinner and brake cooling holes
  • Center console

1964 Production

  • Two Door Coupe, $2491: 7,384
  • Two Door Hardtop, $2556: 18,422
  • Two Door Convertible, $2796: 6,644

Available Engines:

  • 389 4bbl V8: 24,205
  • 389 3x2 bbl V8: 8,245
Total: 32,450

1964 Performance

Car and Driver, March 1964

389 3x2 bbl V8
0 to 60 mph . . . . 4.6 sec.
0 to 100 mph . . . . 11.8 sec.
Standing 1/4 mile . . . .13.1 sec. @ 115 mph
Note: As revealed later, the GTO tested was heavily breathed on by Royal Pontiac, a noted Pontiac GTO tuner.

Car Life, June 1964

389 3x2 bbl V8
0 to 60 mph . . . . 6.6 sec.
0 to 100 mph . . . . 14.9 sec.
Standing 1/4 mile . . . .14.8 sec. @ 99 mph
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