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Oh, yes. This is an upgrade. Here is that 455 engine that Jeff installed. CLICK->
Here is a shot of the engine during installation. CLICK->
Here, the interior is being restored. The entire dash is out. CLICK->
Red 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Ricky Mitchell Sr. from Danville, Virginia. It has a 455ci engine and a manual transmission. Ricky adds, "I brought it home in cardboard boxes and put it back together in the mid eighties. Worked on it on and off about 10 years as I got the money. Now it looks and drives like a dream and I'm loving every minute with it." CLICK->
Red 1970 GTO hardtop, front end view. CLICK->
It has Rally II wheels with trim rings. CLICK->
Red 1970 GTO hardtop, left rear view. CLICK->
Blue 1970 GTO convertible owned by John and Michelle Copland from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. John tells us, "I bought this car in mid 80s, drove the hell out of it, then parked it till I could afford to redo it. Fast forward to 1993, I started rebuilding it. This took seven years and a hell of a lot of money. I still have it and it lives a sheltered life now. The 400 was rebuilt with lots of upgrades and it is backed by a 350 turbo with a 2800 stall, 3:55s out back in the original 10-bolt, and 2 1/2 inch Pypes X System attached to Hedman competition headers." CLICK->
Green 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Henry Friesen from Alberta, Canada. Henry tells us, "Its a pure Canadian 1970 GTO. Made in Oshawa Ontario, shipped to southern Alberta, and stayed there. It still has #s matching original 455 with a 3-speed muncie with an aftermarket rear spoiler." CLICK->
Green 1970 GTO hardtop, left rear view. CLICK->
Check out the down low rear shot. The 1970 GTO was the first GTO to come standard with a rear stabilizer bar. CLICK->
A 455ci with manual brakes and manual steering! CLICK->
Henry says, " A partial restoration done in 2006 where the motor and tranny were rebuilt, and the motor compartment was torn apart and painted." CLICK->
Here is the 3-speed transmission painted and ready to go back in. CLICK->NEW POST Granada Gold 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Manny Bustillo from Miami, Florida. Manny says, "A real head turner. All original metal no-rust car. I acquired this GTO by an even trade on a 1974 Vette 454 auto - the 2nd owner's wife wanted a red Vette. I wanted out of the small oven Vette and into a real muscle car. I posted a ad and got the trade. I don't know how
but it worked out to an even trade. I just had to pay my shipping. It was just like winning the lotto for that year. The car was just as pictured when I got it minus the original radio and the engine detailing. The paint was awesome as the interior. It is all numbers matching down to the rear end. The A/C was missing the compressor and hoses. I searched till I found the original bracket, hoses, an also a year correct compressor. I had it rebuilt. The Ram Air needed new seal and cable. I got them new and finish the car to a show shine." Manny also has a 1971 GTO. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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