Boy does this bring back memories! Way back in '69, my dad teased us that he was going to buy a GTO. I had visions of cruising in the Goat, impressing my friends, being a cool 18 year old. And of course, I bragged to all my friends that my dad was the coolest guy in town.
Well, he really was teasing. He brought home a 69 Pontiac Tempest coupe...with the smallest engine...and he had PLASTIC SEATCOVERS from Fingerhut on the seats before our butts ever touched the simulated leather! Cripes, all we needed was a "Ask me about my grandchildren" bumper sticker!
On the rare occasion that he'd let me drive it, we would immediately head over to the local cruising spot, but we never fooled anyone....this was no Goat...even the VW Beetles took off faster from the lights than I did!!