1964 Pontiac GTO LS7

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1964 Pontiac GTO LS7

This nice black 1964 Pontiac GTO showed up for a Schwartz makeover. It was already outfitted with bolt-on suspension parts such as tubular control arms, bigger sway bars, and powered by a beefy big block Chevy; the customer wanted to take it to the next level.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine bolt-in full-length frame
  • QA1 single-adjustable coilovers
  • Baer Extreme-Plus 14" cross-drilled rotors with 6S 6-piston calipers front and rear


  • Schwartz-built 675hp LS7
  • Billet serpentine drive system with power steering and A/C
  • Cooled by an aluminum BeCool radiator with dual fans
  • Custom air intake tube with cone air filter


  • Tremec T56 Magnum
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Winters 9" aluminum center housing w/full-floating hubs & axles
  • Moser 9" aluminum center section with Detroit TrueTrac differential, 1350 yoke


  • Schwartz 1 7/8" primary stainless steel headers
  • Schwartz custom stainless oval/round exhaust system w/V-band flanges & polished tips
  • Entire exhaust ceramic coated in JetHot "extreme silver"

Wheels & Tires:

  • Forgeline SO3P full-chrome wheels with blind-screw option
  • 18x12.5 rear, wrapped with 335/30/18 BFG KDW's
  • 18x9 front, wrapped with 275/35/18 BFG KDW's

Other Features:

  • Custom engine-turned gauge panel with Auto Meter gauges
  • Corvette C3 manual brake master cylinder
  • Rick's Tanks custom stainless steel fuel tank with internal EFI pump, regulated with an Aeromotive fuel regulator
  • HID headlight conversion