Mike Murphy found this 1970 GTO in a barn! Mike explains, "I bought this car last weekend, after a friend told me about the barn it was in. It has sat since 1979, has 67,000 original documented miles, the original number matching engine, 4-speed transmission, spare tire, and rear end. Has been repainted from the original cream color to black. It looks really bad with the black paint, red grilles & inserts, and the saddle top. It has also been cloned into a Judge. I will probobly take the vinyl top off and give the car a repaint after I get it running." CLICK->
This car looks great after sitting since 1979. Check out the GTO decal on the spoiler. CLICK->
Left rear view of Mike's forgotten black 1970 GTO. The body appears to be in very good shape. CLICK->
Check out the interior. The seats are in good shape. CLICK->
Mike has washed his black 1970 GTO hardtop and has it loaded up for home. Nice! CLICK->
Mike has it home in his garage. The mud flaps say GTO. CLICK->
Oh no! This car is wrecked. Mike explains, "I put a new gas tank in, freshened it up a little, and was on the road. Got a little out of control in second gear on a narrow road. I came to rest on a small tree in the ditch. Guess I better get the torch out and get that front end off to see what's left." CLICK->
Is this drivable? Naww, the driver would have to sit in the passenger seat to see over the crumpled hood. CLICK->
That ain't gonna buff out! CLICK->
This side looks better than the other side. CLICK->
The dash is bent. Look at the black metal under the steering column over to the ash tray. It's all bent up from the steering column being pushed outward. CLICK->
Red 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Dean from Queensland, Australia. Dean tells us, "There are not too many 1970 GTOs in Australia and this one is as good as it looks in the pictures. I didn't do the restoration which was done superbly about four years ago (2002). I've added some extra items to make it as it is. It's been [in Australia] since 1972 and converted to right-hand-drive in 1973. It's an awesome drive." CLICK->
Red 1970 GTO hardtop, left side view. CLICK->
Red 1970 GTO hardtop, right side view. Notice how the steering wheel is on this side. It is a right-hand-drive GTO! CLICK->
They do smoke shows in Australia too. Dean sends us updated shots of his 1970 GTO hardtop. Dean adds, "I've done a heap of work to it including a repaint, updated suspension, new interior, MSD, inlet manifold, Serpentine pulley system with aftermarket alternator, power steering. General improvements, been drag racing a little and it won 'Real Street' in a recent show." PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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