by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Granada Gold 1970 GTO hardtop, front end view.
CLICK-> Bob and his Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop at the 2004 GTOAA Convention.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop, left rear view. Bob's goat sports a rear decklid spoiler and Rally II wheels
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop, at a car show. It's a got a goat hanging over the edge of the hood.
CLICK-> Can you see the beautiful car here? Some people can, some can't. Steve Shriver spotted this Cardinal Red 1970 GTO in a junkyard just outside of Denver Colorado. Steve adds, "It has a nice straight frame and the front Endura bumper is still there, but it has been pretty well stripped. I took these pictures in March of 2004."
CLICK-> Here is the dataplate for this 1970 GTO. Let's decode it. First line. The 70 stands for the model year of 1970. The 2 is for Pontiac. The 42 is for GTO. The 37 is for hardtop. PON is for the Pontiac Michigan assembly plant. Second line. 254 is for a red interior. 75 is for the Cardinal Red paint on the lower part. B is for the black vinyl top. The 04B is the assembly date code of 04=April and B=s second week.
CLICK-> Burgundy 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Chris Bertellotti from New Britain, Connecticut. Chris tells us about his car, "It was originally scheduled to go overseas (built for GM Overseas Sales) but it was purchased back by Pontiac and driven by a Pontiac factory rep for a while. This is an original 455 Ram Air with air conditioning and power accessories. It was raced in the early 70's and it would go 14.6 sec at 105 mph (through the traps in third at 6000 rpm) in street stock form. With the close ratio M22 4 speed and the 3.31 rear, getting it launched was always a challenge. The 455's also used the Chevy 12 bolt axle."
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Mark Fearn from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Mark tells this story, "This was the first car I drove - I was 16 and Dad had bought the car new from Kirpatrick Pontiac Buick in Vancouver BC, Canada. The date was 1969-11-21. I can still remember the day of seeing the GTO behind the fence. I knew I wanted that goat from day one. Dad passed away in 2004. He had it restored in 2002, mainly a little body work."
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop, front end view.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop, rear end view.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Mike is restoring this 1970 GTO. In this picture the body is being prepared separate from the frame. Mike says, "I finally convinced the previous owner to sell me this car after years of aggravating him. I started the frame off restoration 4 years ago." [in 2002]
CLICK-> Here is the finished frame from the front. Mike continues, "The frame was removed from the body, blasted, primed and 4 coats of semi gloss black applied to the frame."
CLICK-> The Granada Gold paint goes on. I hope Mike put a flex agent in the paint for the Endura front bumper.
CLICK-> Mike reassembles the car. Mike tells us more, "The matching #s 400 engine was assembled, balanced, and blue-printed. (Stock bore was retained) The Turbo 400 has a shift kit, deep pan and was completely rebuilt using TCI components with a Continental Converter 500 over stock stall. The car spins the tires with ease with help from the 3.55 rear safe T trac. It is exhausted using Pypes 2.5" X pipe and Dynomax headers using the ultra flow welded mufflers to quiet the beast. I'm still deciding on a tire wheel combo, any suggestions?"
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