Five Months Gone: 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible Clone – SOLD!
April 21, 2021 Update – Someone must have met the desired $19,900 offer as we just confirmed this ’69 GTO tribute’s Craigslist ad has been removed, so we’re calling this one, “Sold!’ While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
April 14, 2021 Update – While preparing features for our latest Topless Thursday, we came across a new listing on Craigslist for this 1969 Pontiac GTO convertible clone we first featured in November last year. At the time, the private seller reduced their asking price down to $25,000 firm. Now they are stating the either highest bid over the next two weeks or the first person to show up with $19,900 will become the next owner. Interestingly, the seller also reports they are donating all of the proceeds to the Save a Warrior charity.
December 23, 2020 Update – while updating our Topless Thursday listings we confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ’69 GTO tribute car expired. While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing.
November 18, 2020 Update – Just one week after listing their ’69 GTO tribute car, the private seller lowered their asking price by $1,500 to a revised $25,000 firm. We’re keeping a close eye on this one to see if that reduced price finds a willing buyer.
If you have your heart set on a ’69 Pontiac GTO 400 4-speed convertible for the feel of driving down the street rather than the admiration of fellow enthusiasts at a car show, then save yourself a lot of money and buy a properly prepared “Clone” or “Tribute” car. This driver quality, Limelight Green over black Morrokide, 56K original mile example originally listed in November 2020 on Craigslist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania may be a LeMans in GTO clothing but it won’t feel like that when you mash the throttle. The private seller currently now wants $25,000 firm, which is down $1,500 from their original ask. Using standard LeMans values, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool places the asking price between this guide’s current #2 “Very Good” estimate of $20,200 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $30,800.
Here is the seller’s current description:
“PRICE REDUCED!! Will sell the car to best bid after 2 weeks. No questions asked.
GTO in the door panels and other correct places so the clone is done well. 400 ci manual 4 speed with aluminum heads. Very fun to drive. Brand new electric roof with glass window. Front seats are original – back seats just replaced. The Interior is in good condition. Car is a real head-turner. It appraised at $24,000 by an independent appraiser. We are selling the car for $19,900 at a good size loss but the entire amount is going to a charity called Save A Warrior. The first $19,900 is going to take it. Super firm. It’s worth it. Please text 69 GTO to 717-two two four – four five four nine. Thank you! “
Here’s the seller’s original description from November 2020:
“4 speed 400 with aluminum heads and brand new exhaust. The car is 95 percent restored. 0 rust 56,000 on the speedometer. The car has been appraised. Front seats are original back has been replaced. Dash is original. Restore was recently done.
What are your thoughts on a tribute car versus the real deal? Comment below and let us know!