For 1974, the GTO was based on the Pontiac Ventura, not the LeMans. A hatchback and coupe were available. The classic "shaker hood" air scoop was part of all 1974 GTOs and with only 200 hp, it was the only thing that could get enthusiasts excited. Only one engine, the 350 cubic inch V8, was offered. It was, until the 2004 model was available, the only time Pontiac installed a small block engine in a GTO.
1974 was the last year the GTO was available until Pontiac brought the brand back in 2004. Sales had been on a steep decline and could be traced to the decline of GTO performance. Changing times and the introduction of safety and pollution requirements had taken their toll.
Two Door Coupe, $3173: 5,335
350 ci 230 hp Manual: 2,487
350 ci 230 hp Automatic: 2,848
Two Door Hatchback, $3313: 1,723
400 ci 230 hp Manual: 687
400 ci 230 hp Automatic: 1,036
350 cubic inch V8
Compression ratio: 7.6:1
Cars, May 1974
0 to 60 mph . . . . 7.7 sec.
Standing 1/4 mile . . . .15.72 sec. @ 88 mph
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