29: Pontiac Ventura GTO
Dubbed the “little GTO,” the Pontiac Ventura GTO was massively hyped by GM as the GTO of the future during the fuel crisis. Sadly, the little GTO got a lot of flack from the automotive community at the time for its own puny design when it was compared to the previous generation. The car had lost that quality build and feel that made the other versions feel like real muscle cars. GM tried to save face with this GTO but the love just wasn’t there and sales begin to slip.
The Ventura GTO had some unique features and an optional 455 V8, but sales had plummeted to all-time lows and GM was having sticker shock. The GTO had gone from being one of the best-selling muscle cars on the planet to a piece of obscurity. There are very few muscle cars that have been panned as hard as the Ventura GTO was at the time.