by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
There's no bigger GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Black 1969 GTO hardtop, front end view.
CLICK-> Black 1969 GTO hardtop, left side view.
CLICK-> Black 1969 GTO hardtop, right rear view. Nick has since changed to new Gibson exhaust tips which now come out of the sides by the rear wheels.
CLICK-> Black 1969 GTO hardtop, rear end view.
CLICK-> A shot of the 17 inch Coy wheels on the front.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop owned by George Tewald from Fort Dodge, Iowa. George tells us about his goat, "I bought the car back in 1986. It was a brushed on baby blue (and I mean paint brushed on baby blue...YUCK). The first thing I did was get it a new face lift to this medium red poly with a gray and silver stripe. The engine is a stock 400 with a mild cam and the transmission is a TH400 with a stage 2 shift kit. The rear end is the stock limited slip with 3.23 gears. The exhaust is 2-1/2 all the way to the rear bumper. The interior is the original black buckets with a automatic on the floor with console. I did end up putting a dual gate shifter from a 68, everthing else is original. It did have A/C, but that didn't work so I took it out right away."
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop, left side view. ZZ stripes!
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop, right side view.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop, rear end view.
CLICK-> Red 1969 GTO hardtop, engine view.
CLICK-> Some shots of George's Red 1969 GTO hardtop next to his white 1968 Firebird convertible.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Scott Macgillivray from Stuart, Florida. Scott tells us, "This car was purchased at the Greenville Convention last summer (2005) while I was on my way out through the parking lot. There was a man standing next to a battleship gray GTO with his three kids sitting on the fender in the car corral. Well, upon further investigation it was for sale as he needed divorce money and was living nearby. He heard about the convention at an earlier date and decided that his dream to restore it would not be a reality any time soon. He was very honest about everything I asked about it. We later returned to his home and proceeded to work out a deal. I drove the car straight to our house in South Florida - over 800 miles at 70mph. It was just like my Dad's 1968 that had been T-bonded back in 1972. Situations in my life had never afforded us this coincidence to replace the best car we had ever known."
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1969 GTO hardtop, left side view. Scott added body colored door mirror which where not available in 1969, but look great on the car.
CLICK-> Scott says that it took one year to restore the GTO and three years to restore the Firebird.
CLICK-> Here is what Scott's 1969 GTO hardtop looked when he purchased it.
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