The February 2015 issue of The Legend features Jack Peters’ Marimba Red (Paint Code L) 1964 GTO Sport Coupe, an upgrade of sorts from his very first car, a 1964 Tempest Custom Coupe in the same color, with a base 326 V8 and two-barrel carburetor, and equipped with a four-speed transmission. Over the years, Jack upgraded that car with several performance pieces. He drove it all through high school and college, eventually trading it in for a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible with an automatic transmission. “You never forget your first car, and I always wanted to see if I could find the 1964 Pontiac GTO that I always wanted. It would have to be a driver and is close to original as I could get.” Well, Jack found his GTO, and this one has the 389 four-barrel motor and a four-speed transmission—and a few nice options. “It is a blast to drive and I take it for a spin every chance I get, especially when the weather is nice,” Jack says. “The car still turns heads and we get a lot of thumbs up from the road.” Isn’t that what owning a GTO is all about?
Also in the February issue: “Convention Corner 2015” with Doug Pulskamp, representing the Pontiacs of Southeastern Indiana,, with which the Indy GTO Association is co-hosting the 2015 GTOAA Nationals in Columbus, Indiana; “Snow Daze,” with Randy Pribyl; “Lesser-Known Engineering Improvements to Early GTOs,” with Jeff Lovich; “Outlaw Run Beyond the Book Series, Part 8,” with Jim Weicherdling; “Memories of Hurst Performance,” with Dennis Kirban; “1964 Underdash Insulation” with Craig Gibney; and “Muncie Four-Speed Transmissions,” with Steve Schaeffer.
All this and more—and the new GTOAA Club Store, now operated by Custom Auto Apparel—in the February 2015 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!