by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> This blue Judge has a blue interior. It has an original 8-track tape player. It is at the front end of the console. They where covered in material to match the interior.
CLICK-> Lots of wood grain. Wood grain dash insert. Wood grain steering wheel, Wood grain shift knob. See the to knobs under the dash way off to the right in this photo. These knobs are outside air control knobs. They are only present on non-air conditioning cars. The top knob adjusts outside air into the dash vent. The bottom knob adjusts outside air into the lower kick panel vent. The kick panel vents are only available on the non-air conditioning cars too.
CLICK-> Orbit Orange 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Darren Schmitt from Galesburg, Michigan. Darren had this to share, "I bought this car from a 'salvage' yard in 1983 just after I graduated from high school. The car was to be my project to help me with college while I took Automotive Tech classes. I was on a tight budget being a student and working part time at an auto parts store. I learned a lot with this car - good and bad. I kept it all through school, saving for a house, losing a good job, marriage, and having a child. The car will be with me 'till the end. The GTO currently has a non-original 455, M-20 4 speed, and 3.31 12-bolt Posi. It was an original triple Pepper Green car. I have done all the work on the car myself except the headliner and paint/body work. The 455 is a mild build with a Fulper cam, Doug's headers, Pypes exhaust, Performer intake, and 6x-8 heads. All I have left to do is detail the trunk. The car was built and sold in Texas, has many options, but no A/C. Odd, but I like it that way. My other cars include a '70 455 4-speed convertible, '70 LeMans wagon, and a '71 LeMans convertible (the Hillbilly Hot Rod). I've also owned a '69 GP, '72 LeMans GT, '71 T-37,'72 LeMans, and '76 GP."
CLICK-> Orbit Orange 1970 GTO hardtop, right rear view. The black top goes well with the black tires and mud flaps.
CLICK-> Orbit Orange 1970 GTO hardtop, left front view. The wheels are different in this shot.
CLICK-> Yet another proud owner has removed his engine just to photograph it for this website. Wow! What dedication to the gallery viewers.
CLICK-> Daniel Spaulding just purchased this 1970 LeMans hardtop. Daniel explains, "I bought this car along with a 70 GTO and a slew of spare parts (2 new rear quarters, 2 new outer rockers, a set of honeycomb rims, M-20 4-speed) all for a sum that would make you crap your pants. I have so far put 20 hours into the hood alone and its no where near being done. Slow and steady, piece by piece she's gonna look great. The previous owner to the LeMans was going to convert it to a GTO. It only came with a Goat front so that's going on it BUT IT WILL BE NO GOAT IMITATER!"
CLICK-> Another shot of Daniel's 1970 LeMans still on the trailer.
CLICK-> It's put into the garage. This LeMans has a green vinyl top and green interior.
CLICK-> It has dual exhaust with exhaust splitters.
CLICK-> Vince Peragine found this GTO (sitting right here) half way through a restoration. Vince tells us more, "I just picked this up 11/10/08. It was an unfinished project: frame off, sand blasted, and painted just six months earlier. The undercarriage was all painted as well. It had no rust, just a lower rear quarter patch. It's a two owner car from California. The father bought new sold to his son in Texas in 1981. I also got the seats recovered in leather. It should be on the road in less than a year."
CLICK-> The trunk was all full of trim pieces.
CLICK-> The engine compartment is all painted.
CLICK-> Here it is back in Vince's shop. The big fat tires are in the front.
CLICK-> The paint looks a lot more shiny in the shop. I wonder if it's been clearcoated? Check out the parts hanging on the wall in the background. Looks like a couple of 68 or 69 GTO Endura bumpers and some front fenders.
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