Before the Pontiac brand was officially abandoned in late 2009, it underwent something of a performance revolution leading up to its demise. Following in the footsteps of the 2004 Pontiac GTO, which itself was a rebadged Holden Monaro, GM executives decided to take the Australian-market Holden Commodore and rebrand it as the Pontiac G8 for the American market. While the full-size sedan was offered in a few trim levels, the high-performance G8 GXP certainly took the cake, and today, we’re checking out a like-new 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP that’s currently posted for auction.
Listed for auction on Cars & Bids, the G8 GXP has just 6,300 miles on the odometer, and appears to be in fantastic condition. Although the seller notes that the passenger’s side rear wheel has some curb rash, a clean CarFax report demonstrates that this high-performance sedan has remained accident-free since it rolled off the assembly line.
One of the most notable highlights of the GXP are its trim-exclusive performance goodies. More specifically, the venerable 6.2L V8 LS3, rated at 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, can be found nestled under the hood, while output is routed to the rear wheels via the Tremec six-speed manual transmission.
Other desirable features include 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, a limited-slip differential, Brembo front brake calipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a Blaupunkt audio system.
The seller notes that some service has been performed in the last few years, including an engine oil and filter replacement, replaced and balanced tires, and replacement of the front and rear brake pads, rear brake rotors and tire pressure monitoring sensors.
It’s worth noting that the only modifications are tinted windows.
So, what do you think, dear reader? Would a time capsule like this be worth the investment? Or is this 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP better off as a clean sheet for an all-in build? Vote in the poll below, and fire off your thoughts in the comments section!