There’s no denying the fact that the 2004-2006 GTO wasn’t an overly popular car with the masses. When it was new, many people felt that the reborn GTO was more dated than retro, and although they loved the build quality, handling, and the performance potential of the LS1 and LS2 that these cars came with, they avoided the Holden-based Pontiac when it came time to buy a new car.
It really is a shame, because it was simply an incredible machine for its time. However, many car customizers bought them and added their own twist to the styling; some with wheel/tire packages, others with aftermarket body kits.
Strangley, some even went as far as grafting vintage musclecar styling bits to the body, essentially recreating a car from the past using the contemporary GTO’s chassis and roof structure for the basis. This is one ’05 GTO that has received a makeover courtesy of a ’67 Chevy Nova. Mechanically, it’s all GTO, even the interior is left largely alone save for a couple of Chevrolet badges.
The exterior, however, is a different story entirely. The only exterior attribute that says this was once a GTO is the roof and the glass. The entire body as essentially been morphed into a ’67 Nova. However, it begs the question – Why a Nova? We couldn’t figure it out either. Wouldn’t an early GTO make more sense? We can only guess that the owner is a big fan of the first-generation X-body, and he wanted the classic Nova look, with all of the amenities of a modern car.
Thanks to LSXtv Facebook fan David Morgan for the tip, and all the great pics!