Finding the Right Project or Ready to Drive Pontiac GTO on eBay

You probably already know that you can buy a huge variety of things on eBay, but you may not know that you can also purchase vehicles on eBay. If you are looking for a Pontiac GTO, you'll likely find that there are several different model years available. Here's how to choose the right one for you.

What model year Pontiac GTO are you looking for?

If you have already decided that a GTO is the right vehicle for you, you likely know that this model has been made since the 1960s. When searching for a Pontiac GTO for sale, you will see vehicles from a range of model years.

If you are looking for a running classic car or a project car to restore, then a 1960s or 1970s model may be the right choice for you. However, if you are looking for a late-model GTO, there are plenty of ready-to-drive 2000s models to choose from.

Project cars or running cars

Particularly if you are looking for an older model, you may run into project cars. Some of these have unspecified mechanical issues. In other cases, the listing will specify what needs to be replaced.

If you are someone who has expertise working on cars, purchasing a used 1970 GTO project car might be a way to ultimately have an eye-catching classic car. Most GTOs from the 1960s and 1970s are considerably more expensive than other listed cars.

Other things to consider before you buy

Purchasing a GTO on eBay has the potential to save you the time of searching for a car in your area or by looking through classified. However, there are a few other criteria to run through that may help you choose the car for you:

  • Transmission. Most listing will clarify whether the listed car is a manual or automatic transmission. Be sure to check, especially if you don't know how to drive both.
  • Miles. Especially with an older model, be sure to check mileage to ensure it is within the range you'd be willing to buy.
  • Overall condition. Most listings will detail the condition of the vehicle. Make sure you pay attention to mechanical as well as cosmetic issues.
  • Title status. Before buying, be sure that the car has a clean title. It's also useful to know whether a project car has a salvage title.
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