by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
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CLICK-> This must be Steve standing in front of his Carousel Red 1969 GTO hardtop in 1974.
CLICK-> Orange 1969 GTO hardtop owned by John Favazza from St. Louis, Missouri. John commented, "I have owned this car for almost nine years now. I bought it off my Wife's boss, the second owner, for $1500 and drove it home. It was originally a warwick blue black vinyl top GTO. It has its original black vinyl bench seat interior with four speed trans. It was completely original and came with five Rally II's but was very rusty. I replaced the trunk floor, quarters, rocker panels, both front fenders, the endura nose, rear bumper (now fiberglass) one windshield pillar and patched several sections of the floor. Besides that, it was pretty solid (a typical Missouri car). Then I pulled out the complete drivetrain, stuck it in my basement and completely rebuilt and detailed the chassis and installed a Chevy twelve bolt rear with a spool 4:11's and strange axles and 4 wheel discs. (The car originally had PFD,PS) Two weeks after the body met the frame I installed THE MOTOR. 436 ci BB Chevy. I know you guy's are cry'in now but this thing guzzles alky and made over 700 HP at the wheels! Yeah, it drinks fuel but I've got a 45 gallon stainless steel fuel cell to feed it's 2 Mpg habit. It's just for fun and it gets lot's of looks. It actually drive's GRRRREAT! Like a brand new GTO with 850 HP!"
CLICK-> John's GTO has no hood. If it did have a hood, it would have a huge hole in it.
CLICK-> Closer view of the 850HP engine.
CLICK-> Artic white 1969 LeMans owned by Doug from Florida. This one has a green interior and a green vinyl top. Here's more information provide by Doug, "1969 400 bored .060 over & balanced, 1970 high performance #13 heads, turbo transmission with shift kit & floor shifter, 373 Posi rear, headers with Walker exhaust, Judge hood, hood tach, and rear spoiler. It has won awards but I'm looking to restore it to my expectations." There's an interesting "tilt nose" 70 GTO in the background.
CLICK-> Here's a view of it at another show.
CLICK-> Midnight Blue 1969 Custom S hardtop owned by Bill Skidmore from Sullivan, Indiana. Bill also has a 68 GTO featured in our 1968 Lot. Bill added, "This car was purchased for $400 in 1988 when I was 17. The guy who owned it before me blew the engine at a dragway in Terre Haute (the engine is a 400. I know, I know, Custom S is a 350. I don't know where he got the engine from). So, after a rebuild, some body work, a paint job, and American Racing rims from a previous Custom S that I wrecked, there you have it, a muscle car easily under $2000."
CLICK-> Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop with a white interior and a white vinyl top owned by Andrew Thompson from North Carolina. In August of 2002 Andrew drove 1800 miles trailering a '74 Roadrunner to trade for this. Good Trade!
CLICK-> Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, front end view.
CLICK-> Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, left side view.
CLICK-> Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, right rear view.
CLICK-> Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, engine view.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Joe Fish from Wilmington, North Carolina. Here's the story as Joe tells it, "My father bought it in June of 1969 for my oldest brother to take to college. There are 5 kids in my family and I am the youngest. All five kids drove it when they turned 16. Being the youngest the car has been mine since 1983. The car has 69K miles on it and this runs great!" Joe also owns a 1966 GTO convertible. Click here to see it using the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with year=1966, model=GTO, owner=Joe Fish.
CLICK-> Joe's Palladium Silver 1969 GTO hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1969 GTO hardtop, rear end view. The plate says "GRAYGOAT". See the slots under the bumper bolts? That where the bumper jack goes. It has a finger that sticks into the slot. But don't use the slots if you can help it because some jacks will scratch the bumper. Use a garage floor jack whenever possible.
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