by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
There's no bigger GTO image collection anywhere!
Shiny Yellow 1969 GTO hardtop owned by GTOAA member Tim Imhof from Pennsylvania. This one has a modified rear spoiler and custom graphics on the sides.|
CLICK-> Verdoro Green 1969 GTO hardtop project owned by Westley T Hanbury from Floreffe, Pennsylvania. Westley had this to say, "I bought this car to restore into a driver-quality car. When I first saw the car from the rear at a junky car-lot, I thought it was a LeMans because of the tail lights. It was extremely rusted having sat since '84. As if that were not enough, the engine had caught fire at some point. I liked this car because it was well optioned and all original. I figured out the fire occurred when someone tried to get the engine running with stuck valves and tried a new Holley carb in the mis-diagnosis, which probably back-fired a ton of gas in the engine compartment and ignited. Fortunately, the original Quadrajet was in the trunk. Believe it or not, two years and many lessons-learned later the car is running excellent and almost ready for paint. Also worth noting is how late this car was built( 9-15-69 ), has to be one of the last '69 GTO's produced."
CLICK-> Here's a right front view of Wesley's Verdoro Green 1969 GTO project.
CLICK-> Pretty rusty under the hood! The dual snorkel air cleaner is still there with the chrome lid!
CLICK-> The invoice for Westley's GTO shows a long list of options. The paint color is Q2 which stands for Verdoro Green with a black vinyl top. The interior is 58 which stands for black.
CLICK-> Westley rebuilt another GTO. Here it is at Pittsburgh Raceway Park. Westley tells us, "I rebuilt it from the ground up using the best parts I have collected over time. It still needs the paint work finished but the body is solid and straight. The car runs a 69 428 SR block with a RAIV topend, 4-speed, and 4.11 rear. The car runs 12.8-12.9 right now on G70 redlines with incomplete tuning."
CLICK-> The engine in Westley's 1969 GTO is a 69 428ci service replacement block built to correct specs for RAIV.
CLICK-> This is the top part of a 1969 magazine ad. It is one of the few that featured snow on a car! The Pontiac ad illustrators experimented with their methods to show cars. Usually, a car is seen in its entirety, with all details faithfully illustrated. But a few ads showed cars in a more interesting way, with weather! There was one with water on it, one with leaves on it, even one with a little mud around the wheels during the time that road rallys were popular.
CLICK-> Steve Duryee sends in his animated version of this vintage 1969 GTO ad. It's really snowing here. This is a big 540Kb file which must be completely loaded to see the animation.
CLICK-> Stephan A Wright sent in these pictures of a blue 1969 GTO hardtop drag'in at a PONTIAC UPRISING show & drag in Ark City, Kansas!
CLICK-> Here's that smok'in GTO from another angle.
CLICK-> This was a special order option on the 1969 GTO for the US Army. Do you believe that? Really?
CLICK-> Pictures of this Liberty Blue 1969 LeMans were sent in by two different people on the same day?!?: Tommy Grithhett from Chicago, Illinois; and Ted Poys from St. Cloud, Missouri. It's got the 350ci 2bbl engine, 3 speed automatic transmission, and is described as seriously needing restoraton work.
CLICK-> Here is another view. I like the Olds wheels and cracked bondo. It has external screws holding on the rear quarter lower trim.
CLICK-> Burgundy 1969 GTO hardtop sitting next to an Impulse Blue Metallic 2004 GTO. The 1969 GTO is owned by John Grech from New South Wales, Australia. John says that he was cruising a park when he spotted the 2004 GTO. He couldn't pass up the photo opportunity.
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