Here's an orange "basket case" 1969 GTO convertible owned by Richard Vynalek. Richard had this to say about about his car, "I started my quest for my dream car (69 GTO conv. w/air) about 3 years ago with the purchase of this car. I picked it up from a guy who had this thing stored in his mother's attached single car garage (she wasn't too happy about it). As you can see, this goat has had a hard life. It came off the assembly line Verdoro Green with a gold top and interior (the guy sent for PHS documentation) and was bought from a central Florida dealer. In the late 70's, it changed hands and was driven to New England where it got a sloppy Matador Red paint job. Then sometime in the 80's it was acquired by some delinquent who painted it bright orange (as shown in the picture). Apparently the kid went out drinking every night and proceeded to smash into various large objects on his way home. The rear bumper got hooked on a guard rail and was torn off. Both rear quarters are completely smashed in (and rusted beyond recognition). Both front fenders have battle damage, and the Endura got quite a work out. He must have also forgot about that little thing called oil, because sitting in the engine bay is some crappy 350 that came out of a LeMans. To make a long story short, the guy finally figured out that he was in way over his head and I picked the car up for use as a donor. It has among other things two good doors (don't know how that happened), a decent trunk lid, two sets of hidaways, and nice hood with original hood tach. The guy also bought a new top (still in box) new rear glass, and complete weather strip. kit. Paid $500 bucks. I am still in the hunt for a solid car to accept what parts are still salvageable from this car. Solid 69 convs. w/air under 15 grand are becoming increasingly hard to find in New England. The search continues.... " CLICK->
Wrecked 1969 GTO green convertible found for sale on the internet in January of 2001. Front end view. CLICK->
Wrecked 1969 GTO green convertible left rear view. CLICK->
Wrecked 1969 GTO green convertible right rear view. CLICK->
Wrecked 1969 GTO green convertible right door view. CLICK->
Wrecked 1969 GTO green convertible rear end view. CLICK->
Wrecked 1969 GTO green convertible interior view. The steering wheel wears a "toe tag". CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoraton by Gary. Gary wrote in, October 2001, to say that he was suprised to see pictures of his GTO on this site taken before he purchased it. Gary also added, "It is about 3/4 the way finished with a total restoration. I cut off and replaced the frame horn. The cowl pulled out very nicely which popped out the dent in the quarter panel. An interesting thing about that car, other than being one of the most unmolested RA4 cars, was that it is a radio delete car." CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoration interior view. CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoration. Working on the engine. Lots of other cars in this shop. CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoration. Body off the frame and sitting on stacks of tires. CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoration. Body off the frame right front view. CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoration. Engine sitting on the floor. CLICK->
1969 GTO green convertible beginning restoration. Engine sitting on the floor front end view. CLICK->
Red 1969 GTO convertible with a white top at a car show.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Jabadday Boombabwe (jabadday.@zimbo.net) -"I play de steel drum all day for de tropical tourists. I made a steel drum out of de inverted roof of a 1968 GTO. We trew de rest of de car in de deep blue sea."