by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
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Keith Rossell shares pictures of his 1970 GTO frame-off restoration. It has taken two years so far. You can see that the wheels are placed on rollaround platforms. That makes it easier to push the car around the shop in any direction.|
CLICK-> Bermuda Blue is the color. Keith tells us, "May be done this summer. Black vinyl top to come next. The 400 cranks and runs."
CLICK-> Here's an update on Keith's restoration progress. Looks like the paint is on.
CLICK-> View of the front grille on Keith's Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop. Keith tells about his car, "This is my first car. I got it in 1988 and has been in the family ever since. I blew up the engine in 1989 and my little brother took the car and started a frame off restoration that year. He stopped around 1991 and the car sat for 10 years in parts scattered across three counties. I was able to talk my brother into selling me the car again and I started my restoration in March 2001. I'm getting ever so close now. I have no plans to blow the engine again."
CLICK-> The engine in Keith's Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop looks nice. Looks like the car will have air conditioning. The front bracket for the air conditioning compressor is installed. I have noticed that during engine rebuilds, the AC compressor is an item that is often left off. When installed, it is in the way of the spark plugs.
CLICK-> Other side of the engine. The windshield wiper motor will be installed in the round hole in the firewall.
CLICK-> Keith finished his Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop. All that's left is plates and gas.
CLICK-> Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop, left rear view.
CLICK-> Keith's Bermuda Blue 1970 GTO hardtop with bikini girl.
CLICK-> Bermuda Blue 1970 LeMans 4-door that was owned by Mike Cannell. Here's Mike's story, "This is a picture of me, a girlfriend, and my first car ever - the 1970 Pontiac LeMans. I absolutely loved this car. It was 100% stock and I never modified it, even at 17 years old. This picture was taken in the Spring of 1987. It had a 350 2-barrel, four doors, and factory hubcaps that look like a rotary phone. This car was an absolute sleeper. In a straight line, I would beat Mach 1's and Z28's. I shocked a lot of losers in my day. I wanted to keep the car completely stock, so I flipped the air intake cover and screwed it back down. This opened a 2 inch gap all around the air filter. It still functioned properly but it sounded so good! When was the last time you saw a four door LeMans? I don't own this car anymore, I sold it to a friend just 4 months after this picture was taken. I am currently looking for this exact car by VIN number. I heard that my friend raced a Trans Am and when he beat it, the owner of the Trans Am had to have the LeMans that just whipped his butt. My friend traded it for the Trans Am and the new LeMans owner started modifying the engine to make it even faster. My understanding is that it made its way to a junkyard. I hope I can find it and restore my very first car!"
CLICK-> Bruce Cromwell purchased this Atoll Blue 1970 GTO hardtop after returning from VietNam in 1970. It's got the standard 350hp engine with a 4-speed manual transmission. Bruce has owned many GTOs. You can use the Advanced Picture Searcher on this website to see all the photos of his cars. Click here to try it out.
CLICK-> This Orbit Orange GTO hardtop can turn the quarter in 12.12 seconds at 110 mph. It's owned by Terry & Monica Matheson from Felton, Minnesota.
CLICK-> Blue 1970 Judge hardtop owned by Todd.
CLICK-> Black 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Darius Kuehne from McQueeney, Texas. Darius comments, "The car is Black on Black with Judge stripes and markings done in Blue Pearl. From many angles the car appears solid black. When light hits it just right, the Judge stripes and markings show up. My Goat has an original 400 engine/Turbo 400 transmission and factory Power Disk Brakes. I have added a 1966 Tri-Power, K&N Filters, MSD 6AL ignition, Hooker Super Comp headers, Flowmaster exhaust & high lift cam. The suspension has heavy duty springs, urethane bushings, KYB shocks and a GM fast ratio steering box."
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