by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Cardinal Red 1970 GT-37 hardtop, left front view. This one has the optional Sport Stripes, which are the stripes from a 1969 GTO.
CLICK-> A shot of the XV 400ci 330hp engine under the hood.
CLICK-> Cardinal Red 1970 GT-37 hardtop, interior view.
CLICK-> Cardinal Red 1970 GT-37 hardtop, rear seat view.
CLICK-> This is a one owner Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop. Tom and Mary King ordered this beauty new in January of 1970. Tom adds, "In 1974 the timing gear stripped and it has been sitting in our garage since. In February 2006, we had a frame off restoration by J.B. Cars in East Palestine, Ohio. The car was completed in August 2006. The original mileage at the completion of the restoration was 19,605."
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, right front view. It has Cragar wheels and a chin spoiler under the front bumper.
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, left side view.
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, right side view.
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, rear view. Nice.
CLICK-> Jason Carlson picked up this silver 1970 GTO hardtop as a restoration project. I hope it came with more than just the body. Jason explains, "This car has been to Hell and back. It is a 4-speed car, silver with black interior and a black vinyl top. If my numbers are close to what was produced, I came up with only 557 GTOs ever came this way. So I will take this basket case and make it a winner again. If you have any advice to give me along the way, please let me know. Also if you have extra parts let me know, I will buy them." Looks like a red Charger parked next to it.
CLICK-> Another shot of Jason's new project 1970 GTO. It is interesting to see the other old cars in the background. I wonder if this is a shot at the salvage yard or Jason's driveway.
CLICK-> Rear view of this silver 1970 GTO body. Jason has a lot of work here.
CLICK-> Cardinal Red 1970 Judge hardtop owned by Lennart Pettersson from Upplands Väsby, Sweden! Lennart tells us more about his Goat, "RA III, M-20, 3.55:1 Safe-T-Track, Rally Gauges, Hood Tach, Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Console. Originally sold by Portmouth Motor Mart, Inc. NH in 11-26-69. Exported to Sweden in 1976. Believed to have hit a tree or something quite hard on left rear fender, maybe here in Sweden. Repaired and last painted in 1985 or 1986. M-40 trans adopted in 1986, M-20 and ALL related parts still with the car. Recommended a friend to buy it in 1986. I then helped to rebuild the engine (WS, 4-bolt) in 1987, switched back to the original cast iron intake and exhaust manifolds and have done all service on the car since then. Bought it from my friend in 1994. Runs 12.632 sec/107 mph with 4.33:1 and M&H street tires, Edelbrock RPM manifold, Comp.244/246 degr.hydr.flat tappet, still the original cast iron exhaust manifolds and 2½' with homemade X-crossover (1997) and Edelbrock RPM mufflers. Multiple Bracket Winner 1998-2000 in various events at Tullinge Raceway, Stockholm, Sweden. Runs the streets here in Stockholm with this combination, just pays the fee and drive it right in at the racetrack, do a smokey burnout and place those Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas racers competing in Bracket, on the trailer! Consistent .530-.560 sec. reaction times and 12.70-12.80 sec. times with a little ease of the pedal just before the traps, does the job. Feels incredible to hit the 12.80 dial in time in a final with 12.804 sec! And the Pro Mod, TA and TF guys is sitting right behind you, waiting for their final! My opponent in a SG Chevy Nova (Swedish Champ in SG, by the way) went 9.898 sec with all his timers and trottle stop equipment on his 9.90 dial, sorry! Have had a 1967 GTO since 1975. It has been garaged since 1990 and has a hot ´69 428ci +.070' with ´68 RA II round port heads. A Crane solid roller cam, Howard Aluminum Rods and Ross Pistons made it turn mid 11 sec. times in a completely stock steel body. Also a street driven car, needing a lot more patience and enthusiasm with 4.88:1 gears and a TCI 8" converter. Will maybe get a milder cam, 3.90 gears and some bigger converter before it gets out on the street again. Black and White photo is from a legal 1/4 mile street race held on a local road outside Mariehamn, Åland, Finland in 1986. I won the race in class DR Special Class 1, for 'almost stock' street cars, running 12.20 sec. easing away from starting line not to smoke the M&H tires too bad. Fun memories. The 'Nash' manifold and the 1050 Holley have not yet been tested on the strip, just driven on the street with a lot more 'hump' and feeling under the hood. Ignition is a Vertex mag. A 'Pontiac modified' Crower Injector was bought (from a friend drag racing with a real ´69 TA here in Sweden) to sit on the RA II heads, but I got a hold on to myself ending up selling this really special piece to a friend. You can always buy it back again.....Old Pontiac Pioneers never give up!"
CLICK-> Lennart with his Cardinal Red 1970 Judge hardtop.
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