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They found lots of rust and bondo under the paint of Lance Armstrong's 1970 GTO. They do a frame-off on it. Lincoln Electric supplied the welding equipment used to fabricate parts for Lance Armstrong's GTO at the Colvin Automotive shop in Austin, Texas. They used Lincoln's Precision TIG™ 185 welding machine, Pro Cut® 25 plasma cutter, and SP-135 compact GMAW machine. CLICK->
Lance Armstrong's 1970 GTO convertible is all done. The color is "Oil Slick" black. Instead of the "GTO" emblem in the grille, they put on a "Sprint 6" emblem. Why? Because to date he has won the big Tour De France bike race 6 times. CLICK->
Side view of Lance Armstrong's 1970 GTO convertible. Chip Foose always tries to design custom one-off wheels for the cars on Overhaulin. They painted the rear bumper black. And yes, they did add a bike rack to the rear somehow. The car has 235/35ZR19 g-Force T/A tires in the front and 265/30ZR20 g-Force T/A tires in the rear.
They put a custom black leather interior into Lance Armstrong's 1970 GTO. And of course a huge stereo system with speakers and amps in the trunk. CLICK->
The well-known Pontiac engine builders Butler Performance supplied the 400hp 400ci Pontiac engine. The Overhaulin Team custom painted the valve covers with the words "Armstrong" aross the center and "Livestrong" in the yellow stripe - referring to his support of cancer research. CLICK->
After seven days of tricking Lance into believing his GTO was stolen, he gets his first look at his Overhauled 1970 GTO. That's Sheryl Crow to the right and co-host Courtney Hansen. CLICK->
Lance Armstrong, Sheryl Crow, and entire Overhaulin Team pose with the revamped 1970 GTO. We have the DVD episode of the show available below.
The car on the right is Gordon Church's Orbit Orange 1970 Judge hardtop. Gordon got the Judge years ago and had a frame-off restoration on it 2 years ago. The car on the left is a brown 1969 GTO convertible. CLICK->
Blue 1970 GTO hardtop reflected in the mirror of Gaynard Hansen's Torrid Red 2004 GTO. Gaynard explains, "I was out cruising one morning very early and drove through a Pontiac Dealer's lot looking for another 2004 GTO. As I was leaving, I noticed a Senior GTO apparently wanted to follow my red GTO. It looked very clean and had an awesome color."Click here to see pictures of Gaynard's 2004 GTO with our Advanced Picture Searcher by using year2004, model=GTO, and owner=Gaynard Hansen. CLICK->
Burgundy 1970 GTO hardtop owned by John Kitching. John tells us, "I've owned it since August 1998. It's 428 powered with a 4-speed. It was originally a 455 car which also came with the 3.31 12-bolt safet-t-trac rear. The burgundy paint was updated to a '95 GM burgundy color. I'm a proud member of the
Tidewater G.T.O.S Pontiac club." CLICK->
1970 LeMans hardtop owned by Phil Terhune from North Judson, Indiana. Phil tells us more, "I bought the car in September of 2004. I plan on keeping it a LeMans but I will add GTO hood, spoiler, eyebrow stripes, and hood tach. The 350 will be replaced with a built 455. I plan on painting the car bright red." CLICK->
Bob Purdie drew this orange 1970 Judge hardtop. Bob has drawn other GTO models as well. Click here to see them using the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with condition=artwork and owner=Bob Purdie. CLICK->
Aaron Reardon is restoring this brown 1970 LeMans Sport hardtop. Aaron tells us more, "Well, here's my FIRST car - a LeMans! I bought it after someone had gone through the trouble of finding a GTO interior and bumper/fenders. I can't wait to get it done (hopefully for the summer). I'm planning an orange metallic for the paint color." CLICK->
1970 LeMans Sport project car, left rear view. This was a California car that was built at the Fremont plant. It was sold at Lukens Pontiac. It was originally Granada Gold with a tan interior. CLICK->
1970 LeMans Sport project car, right rear view.
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