by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Convertible Parking Lot
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CLICK-> It is easy to work in the engine compartment when the hood is removed.
CLICK-> Ahh! Some creative patching is in progress. The inside of the trunk lid is already sprayed the new color, Carousel Red.
CLICK-> Gary working on his 1969 GTO convertible. It takes a lot of patience to rescue a car in this stage of decay.
CLICK-> Gary is prolly rasslin with the door lock mechanism.
CLICK-> Original unrestored Antique Gold RAIV 4-speed convertible with a bench seat. It's susposed to be a one of one with this combo. Which is probably right when you have to list 5 items to be one of one. What do you think it's worth? The owner thinks it is $500K+
CLICK-> Front end shot of this original unrestored Antique Gold RAIV 4-speed convertible.
CLICK-> Here's that rear bench seat in this Antique Gold RAIV 4-speed convertible.
CLICK-> This one has the 4-speed manual transmission. See how the Hurst shifter is bent to clear the bench seat in the even gears.
CLICK-> The Ram Air 4 engine!
CLICK-> Here is the invoice for this Antique Gold RAIV 4-speed convertible. This one was exported overseas. After the VIN, you can see the G2 which stands for Antique Gold paint on the bottom and a black convertible top. The 68 is for the black bench seat option.
CLICK-> This is a Red 1969 RAIV GTO convertible. There were only 59 Ram Air 4 convertible made in 1969. Other factory options include Rally II wheels, AM/FM radio, 8-track tape player, power steering, and handling package. This car was sold at the 2007 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for $165,000.
CLICK-> Red 1969 RAIV GTO convertible, left rear view.
CLICK-> Red 1969 RAIV GTO convertible, interior view. There is a lot of red in here! I am surprised that the seat belts are black and not red.
CLICK-> Here is that rare Ram Air 4 engine. Admittedly, I'm not an engine guy. I'm trying to figure out the visual differences of the RA1 through RA4. This is an RA4. Those had heat riser tubes on both sides of the air cleaner. And they had heat (or vacuum?) actuated flapper doors on the hood scoops. The RA3 had a heat riser tube only on the driver's side of the engine. The RA2 had an air cleaner assembly which was surrounded by a smaller round piece of foam. There were no flappers on the hood scoops. The driver's option was to get out and install closed scoops or open scoops depending on weather conditions. RA1 is something I dunno about. Please fill me in via the "comments" section, below.
CLICK-> Liberty Blue 1969 GTO convertible owned by DJ Edgerton from Wilton, Connecticut. DJ had this to share, "I grew up in New Jersey and my cousin Vinny, (no Joke) had this exact car. I fell in love with it. Over the next 20 or so years, as I grew up and went to college, he would always keep me in the loop on what he was doing to the car. Always a man of his word - Vinny promised me that if he was ever going to sell it, I would get the first crack at it. Well, he kept his word and I bought it from him. Although he kept the car in his garage and did his best to keep it in good working order, it needed some love. This numbers matching engine and interior needed some work to get her to her old self. So I have taken it upon myself to return this beauty back to where she was when I used to lay wheels in the parking lot of my high school. (Vinny did not know I did that...shhhh)." In this shot, DJ has a huge chrome mirror mounted on the passenger side door. Look at the next photo the see what happens to the mirror.
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