by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Convertible Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
Green 1969 LeMans convertible owned by Randy from North Carolina. Randy adds, "This car is great fun to drive as it performs like a new one and gets plenty of comments."|
CLICK-> Outstanding 1969 LeMans convertible, left rear view. Randy says that he is going to change the chrome exhaust tips to the correct ones.
CLICK-> Green 1969 LeMans convertible with the top up.
CLICK-> Green 1969 LeMans convertible, right rear view. This is a good example of how to take an interesting photo. The perspective is a little higher than normal. That is even better when viewing a convertible. The higher the better so we can see some of the interior.
CLICK-> Shot of the interior in Randy's green 1969 LeMans convertible.
CLICK-> Look what Jimmy Roberts from Mt Laurel, New Jersey found. It's a Crystal Turquoise 1969 GTO convertible! Plenty junky. Extremely junky, with beer cans on the ground! The photo looks like one of those junkyard diecast miniatures, you know how they lay out a bunch of junk all around the car. Jimmy adds, "I bought this car in January 2006 to restore. The previous owner gave up on restoring it and left it sit outside under a ratty car cover. Some of the replacement parts that he bought for the car were actually for a 68 and not for a 69. He gave me a replated 'chrome' front bumper and 68 door skins. The PHS on this 69 ragtop shows the only options to be an AM radio and hideaway headlights. It also says it came with a 2.56 rear, a 400 turbo (not coded for a GTO) and a 400-2bbl engine (one of 215 made). The car also has a bench seat and column shift. I guess the person that ordered this car new wanted the GTO looks and no performance whatsoever!"
CLICK-> Jimmy's GTO is hauled off to the shop.
CLICK-> Back part of this 1969 GTO convertible. Car doesn't appear to have much rust.
CLICK-> Front end shot.
CLICK-> The interior has been stripped out. Doors are off.
CLICK-> White Pearl 1969 LeMans convertible owned by Gary Ames from Malden, Massachusetts. Gary tells us, "I purchased car in 1993, drove as-is for a couple of years, put under construction for 8 years, and finished it in 2006. It now has a rebuilt 350, 4bbl, HEI ignition, high torque starter, sport mirrors, 69 Judge stripe, original parchment seats from a parts car, and a 69 GTO hood."
CLICK-> White Pearl 1969 LeMans convertible, right rear view.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1969 LeMans convertible owned by Stephanie from New Mexico. Stephanie comments, "I found this car on a car lot in 1997. Sold it in 1998. Bought it back recently."
CLICK-> Here is Gary Sawyer in his green 1969 GTO convertible. Gary purchased the car in rough shape back in 2001. Options include: automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, hideaway headlights, console, bucket seats, 3.23 Saf-T-Track rear, AM/FM radio with rear speaker and tinted glass. It may look rough - but it runs! Ahh, and someone painted it "PaintSale Green"! As a little kid, I lived in a house that was painted dark "PaintSale Green". Then as a teenager, I constructed a clubhouse on the property. We went to the local paint store to get some paint to paint my new clubhouse. Guess what shade I got? They had gallons of the same shade as my house in the "Clearance" section for ONE dollar a gallon. The clubhouse was painted very cheaply the exact same shade as my house - dark "PaintSale Green". Fuh real!
CLICK-> Nice flag. Gary starts the restoration by stripping the paint to see what he has to work with. The back quarterpanel is going to be the biggest problem. There might be more filler than metal present there? Gary adds, "The car is currently undergoing a full frame-on restoration. The interior and top were shot and will be replaced with a white top and complete parchment interior. When the body work is completed, the car will receive a rear spoiler and hood tach and will be painted Carousel Red."
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