by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
There's no bigger GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Scott sends in an updated shot of his Blue 1969 GTO hardtop three years later.
CLICK-> Rusty 1969 GTO hardtop sitting in a field in Black River New York. VIN 242379G124373. Eddie bought it and another parts car on ebay for $860. This one has a blue exterior and a black interior, a manual M21 transmission, but no engine. It's been parked since the early 80's.
CLICK-> Another view of Eddie's 1969 GTO hardtop parts car.
CLICK-> Rusty 69 GTO hardtop with a really rusty 1970 LeMans. Eddie says that he was able to pull out a piece of the LeMans's frame right out through the trunk with his hands.
CLICK-> Eddie received this second 1969 GTO hardtop parts car with the first. He says that he got lots of good stuff out of the cars. He got a set of 1970 GTO seats, good date-coded glass, hood tach, two M21 transmissions, a 1970 GTO 455 engine with Ram Air heads, and two posi rearends.
CLICK-> Another shot of that second 1969 GTO hardtop parts car.
CLICK-> 1969 GTO undergoing a restoration by owner Steve Barker. Here's what Steve had to say, "The pictures show an alternative way to do a frame off resto. This method keeps everything straight while working on the vehicle and is a spacesaver. The spacers are 1-1/4 electrical EMT with 7/16 wash end. A piece of 7/16 threaded rod and a nut secures the frame to the body. Nicknamed it the Mountain Goat. You can situp under the vehicle to do the undercarraige, the spacers are 18 inches long."
CLICK-> Here's a closeup of those spacers that Steve used on his 1969 GTO restoration.
CLICK-> 1969 GTO owned by Jody. Here's what Jody had to say, "I've been visiting your site for a year now, and I finally found a GTO for my very own. When I inquired with a guy at work about a GTO he had for sale, he informed that it was a 69 GTO, 400, 330hp, th400 car with a trashed interior. When I asked him how much, he said "$1000." My jaw dropped and my heart raced. I left work early just to go see it and bought it that weekend. Here are some pics of my "project" GTO as she sat for the last 3yrs."
CLICK-> Rear view of Jody's 1969 GTO. This one has a red rear bumper and a trailer hitch.
CLICK-> Black 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Gary Young who bought it 17 years ago when he was 18. See the DRAG-EM plates!
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop found for sale on the internet from Nappanee, Indiana. The side mirrors are adjusted to an interesting position. The engine is a '70 400ci engine that has been bored out 60 thousandths, has a mild highrise & cam, and a 650 Spreadbore Holley. The car has a 350 transmission with a shift kit connected to a non-posi 3:73 rear end.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop, right front view.
CLICK-> Three final views of this Red 1969 GTO hardtop. (small pics)
CLICK-> Vintage picures of Steve Vankirk's Carousel Red 1969 GTO hardtop. Steve had this story to share, "I purchased it April 1974 from Sabia's Auto Exchange in Poughkeepsie, New York. This car never hit the lot, since I spotted it at a local body shop having a minor dent repaired on it's hood scoop. Had to have it, instantaneous affliction, spent all my money! The original owner special ordered this freaky sleeper to be a Judge but not look like a Judge. It was in Carousel Red, but no stripes, no Ram Air package, it had just a bench seat and an automatic gearshift on the column. Even the speedo went only to 120. But I didn't care! Still, the simple dash layout and two tone black and white interior was a knockout. Just a note...the exhaust ports were siamesed, so definitely not a Ram air IV, however when I had the idea to block the heat risers to lower intake temps for performance gain, this engine needed the ram air gaskets which have taller intake ports. This GTO was truly a fast street car, never lost a race with this one, excitement factor way up there with those instantaneous turbo hydramatic 400 shifts. Check out the lady in the seventies minidress, she's my MOM!!!!"
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