A 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible that was formerly owned by actor Val Kilmer will be auctioned off by Mecum at the company’s Monterey Car Week sale later this month.
This unique Pontiac GTO drop-top is described by Mecum as a “rust-free California car since new.” It underwent a full rotisserie restoration at some point, receiving new gloss black exterior paint, body-color front and rear bumpers and an aftermarket GTO Judge-style hood with twin scoops and an exterior tachometer. The interior was also completely overhauled with sport front bucket seats, white leather upholstery, an aftermarket radio, power top controls and brushed metal accents. Under the hood sits the factory 400 cubic inch Pontiac V8 engine, which has received various chrome touches including a polished intake manifold, Patriot headers and upgraded chrome belt pulleys.
A number of aftermarket performance upgrades help set this 1969 Pontiac GTO apart, as well, such as air ride suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, a rebuilt 700R transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end. It also features unique aftermarket five-spoke alloy wheels, which have the exact same design as the factory wheels offered in the 1969 model-year Pontiac GTO, but are larger in diameter for a more clean and modern appearance. These unique five-spoke alloys are shod in vintage-look BFGoodrich rubber with a red accent line.
It’s worth noting that this 1969 Pontiac GTO looked nothing like this when it was owned by Val Kilmer. Mecum sold this car already once before back in 2017, with the lot listing for that sale showing a bone stock 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible painted in the factory Warwick Blue Poly exterior color. At the time, Mecum described the car as “Kilmer’s beloved 1969 GTO,” suggesting the actor had quite an affinity for this vehicle at one point.
Check out the listing for this heavily modified 1969 Pontiac GTO at this link. Mecum estimates it will fetch between $120,000 and $140,000 when it crosses the auction block in Monterey on August 13th.