Car: Pontiac GTO
What makes it special: Pontiac GTO was an option package for the Tempest model, available for the two-door coupe, hardtop, and convertible body styles. It was the brainchild of Pontiac engine specialist / engineer Russell Gee, chassis engineer Bill Collins, and Pontiac chief engineer John DeLorean. GTO was basically a violation of GM policy limiting the A-Body intermediate line to a maximum engine displacement of 330 cu in, but since the GTO was an option package for the Pontiac Tempest and not standard equipment, it fell into a loophole in the policy. Pontiac sales manager Frank Bridge did not believe it would find a market and insisted on limiting initial production to 5,000 cars.