We’ve all had that moment– a moment like when autocorrect makes it so that your Craigslist ad says your car has “Recardo” bucket seats– that’s the scary thing about the internet… you make a silly mistake and, before you know it, you’re starring in a viral meme.
This actually wasn’t the case for the owner of the 2005 Pontiac GTO, though. Actually stating directly in his Autotrader ad, that it’s “NOT a misprint.”
The car was trailered to his home from the dealer when he purchased it back in 2005, then was driven about one mile each year after that, and started up every month. Today, the LS2 under the hood has only 16 miles on it.
Since the delivery day, the car has lived under a cover and has seen only about 15 minutes of daylight. The owner claims it has never been washed and has roughly ten coats of Liquid Glass paint protectant on it– making the Phantom Black paint and Red Hot leather interior both completely flawless. All of the cars accessories are still in the original box and even the floor mats are still wrapped in plastic.
So, if you’ve always wanted a new GTO– this brings a rare chance to own a brand new one again. The seller is pretty firm on the price, $28,500, but is also willing to trade for a low-mile, completely stock Buick Grand National, 2000-2002 WS6 Trans Am, Cadillac CTS-V, or a black or red 1996 Impala SS.
Turns out the car might have turned out to be the wise investment the owner originally thought. Considering inflation, his asking price is most likely lower than he spent on the car originally. If anything, he’s breaking even after all of the time and effort he put into storing the car. But, if you’re looking for a brand-new GTO–and have a Trans Am or Grand National to trade–you could have the deal of a lifetime on your hands.