1971 Pontiac GTO HO 455 CI engine / Ram Air


Description


Lucerne Blue with Ivory interior
Matching numbers drivetrain
HO 455 CI engine
Ram Air
4-speed transmission
Positraction differential
Power steering
Power brakes
Stripe Group
Bucket seats and center console
Gauge package
Power windows and trunk release
Honeycomb wheels
Some new colors were added, and new optional polycast Honeycomb wheels were introduced. The powertrains were also revised for the 1971 model year. In compliance with the 1970 Clean Air Act, Pontiac reduced the compression ratios of all of its engines for compatibility with the new low-lead and unleaded fuels coming to market. In order to keep the performance levels up in this new climate, Pontiac dropped the temperamental, high-compression 400 Ram Air IV and replaced it with a new round-port version of the 455. Using a large-chamber version of the Ram Air IV head and updated versions of the Ram Air IV's intake and exhaust manifolds, they were joined by the familiar “068” cam; the result was the 455 HO, a torque monster of an engine that was every bit as quick and much more tractable on the street than the Ram Air IV—and it ran just fine on regular fuel.
1971 Pontiac GTO HO 455 CI engine / Ram Air
$ 18,000.00
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Lucerne Blue with Ivory interior
Matching numbers drivetrain
HO 455 CI engine
Ram Air
4-speed transmission
Positraction differential
Power steering
Power brakes
Stripe Group
Bucket seats and center console
Gauge package
Power windows and trunk release
Honeycomb wheels
Some new colors were added, and new optional polycast Honeycomb wheels were introduced. The powertrains were also revised for the 1971 model year. In compliance with the 1970 Clean Air Act, Pontiac reduced the compression ratios of all of its engines for compatibility with the new low-lead and unleaded fuels coming to market. In order to keep the performance levels up in this new climate, Pontiac dropped the temperamental, high-compression 400 Ram Air IV and replaced it with a new round-port version of the 455. Using a large-chamber version of the Ram Air IV head and updated versions of the Ram Air IV's intake and exhaust manifolds, they were joined by the familiar “068” cam; the result was the 455 HO, a torque monster of an engine that was every bit as quick and much more tractable on the street than the Ram Air IV—and it ran just fine on regular fuel.

Additional information

Make: Pontiac
Model: GTO
Year: 1971
Doors: 2
Mileage: 21438
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: White
Exterior Color: Blue
Vehicle Identification Number: 242371P150577
United States, California, Los Angeles
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