The April 2020 issue of The Legend features Frank Signoriello’s Original-Owner 1964 “World’s Fair GTO,” a unique example of the first of the classic Great Ones. Frank ordered it new in February 1964 from Breitfeller’s Pontiac in Queens, N.Y.—a black Sports Coupe with a black interior, tri-power, four-speed transmission and 3:90 rear end. But before he could take delivery in April, there was a special request from General Motors: The GTO that GM was to display at its pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens was damaged in transit. Could GM please use Frank’s new ride as a substitute? After Pontiac sweetened the deal with use of a fully optioned 1964 Grand Prix, full VIP treatment and all the World’s Fair tickets Frank wanted, he agreed. After two weeks as a centerpiece in the GM Pavilion, Frank took his GTO home, and over the next few years, used it as a family car (daughter Paula was born in the car on the way to the hospital), daily driver—and weekend racer. In 2007, he and son Andrew undertook a frame-off restoration that was completed by Frank’s 80th birthday.
Also in the April issue: “Vintage GTO Road Test” with David Appleby; “Pet Peeves from Arizona” with Jeff Lovich; and “Goats on the Block” with Chuck Catalano. All this and more—classified ads, the GTOAA Club Store, etc.—in the April 2020 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!