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Palladium Silver 1969 GTO hardtop, front end view. See the slots on the underside of the Endura bumper? They are just below the inner edge of the hideaway headlight doors. That is where the bumper jack goes. Like the rear bumper, don't use these holes to jack up your GTO - unless you want to repaint the bumper. CLICK->
Mel Hedrick of Mel's Drive In, Racing & Restorations, Inc. purchased a junkyard containing this 1969 GTO which was the victim of drinking and driving. With just over 28,000 miles on the odmeter, late in 1972, four young military men took to the back roads of southern Missouri near the base they were stationed at to celebrate the ending of Viet Nam. Unfortunately, they lost their lives after losing control of the goat on a very hilly and windy road. The car rolled several times side ways off of a very steep wooded hillside in the Ozark Mountains. All were killed. CLICK->
Right front view of this rolled 1969 GTO. CLICK->
Not much worth saving here. CLICK->
Red 1969 GTO and a 1966 GTO owned by Sean Brenton and his Dad from Canada. They are in the process of restoring them both. The 69 has a 428 engine from a Grand Prix and a 4-speed. The 66 currently has a 350 with a 4-speed, but they are looking for a Pontiac 400. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1969 GTO hardtop which was owned by Steve Wimmer. Steve had this story to tell, "I had this '69 from 1981 to about 1985. Supposedly, the guy I sold it to, had totalled it in Norfolk, Virginia. I looked through the junkyards for her, but with no luck. Hopefully, someone was able to save her. Twenty years later, and
I'm still looking for another GTO just like it. It featured a YS 400, automatic, Verdoro Green with tan interior, hideaways, all gauges, cornering lights, and air conditioning, and remote driver's side mirror. Hopefully, one day soon, I'll get one very similar to this one and fix this hole in my heart!" CLICK->
Steve's car had hideaway headlights and cornering lamps on the lower front edge of the fenders. CLICK->
Here's a shot of that YS 400 engine. CLICK->
Steve's car had a tan interior. CLICK->
Luis sent in these pictures of his brother's 1969 LeMans which he is helping to restore. He is planning to add more chrome to the engine. CLICK->
Here's another view of the engine. CLICK->
Looks like a new tan vinyl top! CLICK->
The 1969 LeMans came with a chrome front bumeper, CLICK->
The interior is looking nice. The dash has been recovered. It was stitched, which is interesting. Look around the instrument pods. CLICK->
Here's a shot of the recovered seats. The cording is done in a different color.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Todd Lloyd (lentoddlloyd.@earthlink.net) - "Mattingly, apparently Pontiac blood must flow thru your veins which automatically qualifies you as on right-on dude. Well done."