Cimarron Starlite Cruisers' Car Club proudly features, great classic vehicles, which belong to the good folks of Oklahoma.
One of the Classic Pontiacs
on display at the recent 2013 Tulsa Pontiac Nationals belongs to Jim and Mary Isbell of Owasso Oklahoma. Jim and Mary are members of the Indian Nations Pontiac Club of Oklahoma.
Jim purchased this classic Pontiac
GTO Hardtop Coupe in 1972. When Jim and Mary were married in 1973 they drove
the Pontiac to Colorado Spring, Colorado on their Honeymoon. The GTO was Jim’s daily driver for two years.
Jim began a new job with Day Ford of Enid and working for a Ford Dealer may have caused Jim to think about getting a different
car to park in front of the local Ford Dealership?!?!
Jim then sold the GTO to his younger
brother who was still in high school. Jim’s younger brother continued to drive the car while attending high school and
for the first three years of college. After a serious accident the younger brother put the car in storage for ten years. Now pay attention, by now Jim’s other brother wanted the GTO and purchased it
from the younger brother, who used the car as his daily drive until 1995. In
1995 Jim bought the old Pontiac back from his other brother and now the GTO had made a complete circle belonging to each of
the three brothers!
In 1995 Jim and Mary
decided to do a complete frame off restoration. This renovation project was completed in 2011 and you can plainly see it was
well worth the time!
This immaculate GTO
is powered by a Pontiac 400 cubic inch engine which produces 350 horsepower and 445 pounds feet of torque. The transmission
is a manual four speed.
The paint is the original
Pontiac Verdoro Green with beautiful matching green interior. Notice the factory
Deluxe Trim on the control pedals.
This beautiful GTO was
originally purchased from Norton-Stuart Pontiac in Enid Oklahoma. The original
factory equipment included: AM Pushbutton Radio, Stereo Tape Player, Retractable Headlamp Covers, Custom Seat Belts, Power
Steering, Soft Ray Glass, Recessed Windshield Wipers, Deluxe Steering Wheel, Heavy Duty Shifter, Duel Exhaust, Dual Horns,
Color Matched Carpet, and special body molding.
The door jams and panels
on this beautiful GTO are better than factory fresh!
The trunk area was not
forgotten, right down to the correct factory decals on all the original equipment. Jim and Mary had a custom show board made,
which highlights all the details of their classic Pontiac GTO Coupe!
This factory fresh restoration
sets on the restored original Rally II Wheels and Red Line G70/14 Tires.
Starlite Cruisers sincerely appreciate Jim and Mary Isbell for sharing their classic 1968 Pontiac GTO as our Great Oklahoma Classic for April 2013!