by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
There's no bigger GTO image collection anywhere!
Vintage pictures of Rich Bialek's Dad's Verdoro Green 1969 GTO hardtop taken back in the 1970s when they lived in Chicago. That's Rich's Mom, his Dad, and his Mom's Aunt. It had a 400 engine with a 4 barrel carb. He bought the car back in 1971 at a local dealer and kept it until 1980 when he decided to get a new car. Rich and his brother always wished he would have kept the car longer. I like how the date shows up at the edge of the photo.|
CLICK-> Another old Pontiac is parked across the street. Rich tells us that the hub caps didn't originally come with the car. This picture was actually taken to contest a parking violation. See that blank sign on the pole off to the right? It is a faded "No Parking" sign.
CLICK-> Another vintage shot of Rich's Dad's 1969 GTO. I like the funky dots on the garage doors, now long gone. That is the front fender of a 1975 Cutlass behind it. It was owned by Rich's uncle. It was his second car after selling his green with white vinyl top 1968 GTO which is posted in the 1968 Lot. You might see it there sometime, the one with hubcaps in front and Mickey Thompson wheels in the back.
CLICK-> Windward Blue 1969 GTO Judge clone owned by Leigh Anne Homewood from Derry, New Hampshire. This was an anniversary present from her husband, Jeff. Jeff explains, "Hers is a matching #'s 114K mile Judge clone. It was assembled by the original owner from another real Judge he had. He took the carb up including RA manifolds and hood w/tach, the glove box, and trunk/wing from the Judge. He also changed the color from Verdoro to Windward. The interior is in very good shape. Her car is a factory loaded PHS verified M-40 auto (w/dual gate), 3:23 posi, power steering, power windows, AC, tilt wheel, clock, custom sport wheel, hideaways, remote mirror, power disc brakes, cruise, rear defog, vanity mirror, luggage lamp, under hood lamp, deluxe belts, AM/FM radio, and best of all - rare reclining passenger seat and cornering lamps that work!"
CLICK-> Leigh Anne's 1969 GTO hardtop next to her husband's 1969 GTO convertible. Jeff continues, "Her car was built the day before mine in the same Baltimore plant. Was built only 213 units away from my VIN. My understanding is that they used these #'s consecutively in all plants so they could have been pretty close to each other. At a recent Pontiac Show here in New Hampshire, I won 1st place an my wife won 3rd with hers (her first trophy). This helped to justify the purchase if you know what I mean." We also have pictures of Jeff's convertible on the site. Click here to see more pictures of Jeff's convertible with the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with year=1969, model=GTO, body=convertible, owner=Jeff Homewood.
CLICK-> Look what Bill Schmidt found in at an estate sale that had been sitting in a garage for 21 years! This is one of 6,400 hardtop 4-door LeManss built in 1969. Bill explains, "With only 29k miles the only thing needed to bring the car back to life were four new tires (the spare was new), a new battery, and a master cylinder. As you can see, the car is a rare 1969 Lemans 4-door hardtop NO POST. The front bench seat was raised two inches on steel pipe nipples - the car was owned by a very small lady. Only two of the four rear mounting holes were used to remount the seat. The other 2 left were left open to the elements. The black carpeting shows no signs of water or salt stains. The car was never driven in the rain or snow. In 1984 the brakes were replaced as well as spark plugs. The car was not driven after that. All the glass, chrome and trim and interior are in show room condition. The paint is original with no fading - the bottom is as good as the top. There are a few small dings in the rear quarter panel. The vinyl top is perfect. The car is a 350 2-barrel automatic with dealer installed air which works well. The LeMans runs and drives as new. I have documented the car and its history. As a 4-door hardtop the car is four inches longer than a GTO. I have searched for other 68/69 4 door hardtops in vain. I would like to know if any exist, other than the one you show being in Australia. Donít drive by a garage sale without looking in the garage."
CLICK-> Burgundy 1969 4-door LeMans hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Burgundy 1969 4-door LeMans hardtop, rear end view.
CLICK-> Burgundy 1969 4-door LeMans hardtop, down low front end view.
CLICK-> Burgundy 1969 4-door LeMans hardtop, engine view. Check out the huge dealer installed air conditioning compressor.
CLICK-> Burgundy 1969 4-door LeMans hardtop, front seat view. That huge vent under the dash is the dealer installed air conditioning. Check out the design on the door panel.
CLICK-> Close-up of the dash. Just the basic instruments.
CLICK-> The rear seats also have this strange design. Strange if you're used to looking at GTOs day after day!
CLICK-> Crystal Turquoise 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Stuart Tindell from Dover, New Hampshire. This is an awesome shot!
CLICK-> Crystal Turquoise 1969 GTO hardtop, right rear view.
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