by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Convertible Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Another shot from the front. The body appears to be in pretty good shape.
CLICK-> Interior is completely taken out. Floor pans have a couple of holes.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO convertible owned by Henry Rhodes. Henry tells us, "I found out about this 1969 GTO convertible from a friend. He told me his uncle had an old GTO in his garage for the last 15 years and wanted to get rid of it. My father and I had to replace all the seals, hoses, gas lines and rubber brake lines from sitting so long. I sold this on eBay last year to someone in New York who is restoring it and dropping in a Ram Air 4 motor."
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO convertible, left side view. The Rally II wheels are painted with red accents.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO convertible, right side view. Nice.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO convertible, left front view. This car has fixed headlights.
CLICK-> The engine compartment looks real nice too!
CLICK-> Overhead shot of Henry's red 1969 GTO convertible. These cars have some big hoods.
CLICK-> NEW POST Mayfair Maize 1969 GTO convertible owned by Ron and Kathy Niklewicz from Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Ron has this story to share, "My wife and I purchased this GTO new in 1969 and therefore are the original owners. It is an all-original street survivor (including the vinyl top) with 126K miles. When our GTO was about 25 years old, I was stopped by a young PA State trooper on I-79, when returning from a car show. I spotted the Trooper sitting in the grassy divide. As I drove past him, I had a funny feeling he would be coming after me. Sure enough, the red light was soon flashing in my rear view mirror. (My wife asked me if I was speeding, but I was only doing 50mph in a 55mph zone.) After showing the Officer my papers he asked me, in all seriousness and in a commanding voice: 'Sir, where is your front bumper?' I jumped out of the car wondering how the big bumper could possibly have fallen off and that somehow I wasn't aware of it! To my relief, the stylish Endura bumper was still there! I had difficulty holding back laughter as I got out the '69 Pontiac Manual and showed the young Trooper that this GTO had an innovative rubber bumper incorporated into its design. He looked at the book, said 'OK, sir', got back into his cruiser and took off with the red light still flashing - no doubt a little embarrassed. Being young, he probably had never before seen a 1969 GTO! In his defense, many young kids back in the 1980s were illegally removing the chrome bumpers from their old cars, partly because they were rusty and partly because it was a 'cool' thing to do - until they got tickets for doing so! But my wife and I got a big kick out of this incident and love to tell the story at the cruises we attend. I'm sure the officer has never forgotten it, but may not have admitted it to anyone! If he attends car cruises, he possibly studies all the bumpers on the cars!"
CLICK-> Torch Red 1969 LeMans convertible owned by Terry Watkinson from Stevensville, Maryland. Terry tells us more, "I have owned this car for more than 12 years. The car is a work in progress. I am always trying to improve the car. The car has a muncie M20 in an after market super case with steel midplate. The engine is a 400 block with a stroker kit making it 461. (Scare Bird) front disc brakes. Three inch stainless exhaust. This car is just a lot of fun."
CLICK-> Tearing up the street in Terry's Torch Red 1969 LeMans convertible.
CLICK-> Torch Red 1969 LeMans convertible at a car show with its white top up.
CLICK-> These have arrowhead rear fender lamps (like the 1968 GTO).
CLICK-> Check out the engine. How many changes can you spot from stock? It has a replacement air cleaner, MSD ignition unit, red spark plug wires, tall valve covers, and a Hurst Line-Loc hooked up to the master cylinder.
CLICK-> NEW POST Antique Gold 1969 GTO convertible owned by Tom Manton from Ringgold, Georgia. It has a Ram Air III engine and all amenities including air conditioning. Tom says that the car is all original with the exception of one repaint using base coat/clear coat.
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