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Notice the custom headers exiting the RAV heads? No factory headers? Here's why. Former Royal Pontiac employee and racing expert Milt Schornack told us at the 2005 GTOAA Convention that Pontiac never made any production RAV exhaust headers. All headers were custom made. This is why he said that RAV engines were never installed at the factory. That explains why this car is set up the way it is. CLICK->
Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick signed the radiator support at the 2005 GTOAA Convention in St Louis. CLICK->
Jim Wangers also signed the radiator support at the 2005 GTOAA Convention in St Louis. CLICK->
Here is the build sheet for this Gold 1969 GTO hardtop. You can see that the car was built at Fremont, California. CLICK->
The car on the left is Jeff Nelson's Crystal Turquoise 1969 GTO hardtop. This was taken at the 2005 Pontiac Fall Nationals in Atco, New Jersey. Jeff parked it next to a Barbados Blue 2004 GTO. The colors are very similar. CLICK->
Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Chuck Hay from San Diego California. That's his Torrid Red 2005 GTO next to it. Click here to see more pictures of the 2005 using the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with year=2005, model-GTO, owner=Chuck Hay. Chuck tells us more about his 1969 GTO, "This Matador Red is my second 69. The first was a silver with a black top which like so many was sold off in the early 70s. I have owned this one for five or six years. It came from Springfield, Ohio and is a numbers matching car. The only changes deal with fuel economy for you see this car is driven. The ignition has be relaced with an electronic MSD system. The TH400 has been relegated to the garage floor being replaced for now with a 700R 4. Net result is freeway cruisin at 16 to 17 mpg. While the 05 is the daily driver this is the weekend cruiser. It has paint chip here, a slight imperfection there but this GOAT is DRIVEN - and to her previous owners (the Ohio POCI guys) - Thank you for taking good car of the GZR GOAT (my grown daughter named it)." CLICK->
Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, left rear view. CLICK->
Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, at a car show. CLICK->
Matador Red 1969 GTO hardtop, engine. CLICK->
Michael Mattiaccio has owned four GTOs, one 1968 and three 1969s. Here is a blue 1969 GTO hardtop he owned. It has a parchment interior, hideaway headlights, and hood pins. CLICK->
Here is a shot of the red 1968 GTO hardtop and another blue 1969 GTO hardtop that Michael Mattiaccio owned. CLICK->
Michael Mattiaccio also owns this red 1969 GTO hardtop. This one has hideaway headlights, hood pins, and a hood tach. It was our picture of the week for 9/25/05/. Click here to see it. CLICK->
Red 1969 GTO hardtop at a car show. Looks like Michael has been doing some racing. CLICK->
Gold 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Chuck Lennox. Chuck's son Joe tells us more, "This is a numbers matching car that spent about half of its life in a garage in the Mojave dessert. As a result, it is very well preserved. A man bought this car in the late 70's with the intent of slowly restoring it as a Father-Son project. When the son reached driving age, he would have a freshly restored GTO to drive as a first car. Over the years a lot of work was done to the car, but it very rarely ever saw the light of day. When the son finally came old enough to drive, he told his Father that he prefered a pickup truck instead. The heartbroken Father put the car up for sale, and that is how it came to be in the Lennox Pontiac collection. It is still a little rough around the edges, but runs well, and is a great and reliable cruiser." CLICK->
Gold 1969 GTO hardtop, left front view down low. How about using this picture as your desktop wallpaper; 800-600 wallpaper and 1024-768 wallpaper. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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