by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Polar White 1970 GTO hardtop, left front view. Up close!
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 GTO hardtop, another left front view.
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 GTO hardtop, another left side view. With a different background.
CLICK-> Here's a shot of that 455 Ram Air engine in Dave's Polar White 1970 GTO hardtop.
CLICK-> Sierra Yellow 1970 Judge owned by Charles Ray Buckner from Vale, North Carolina. It has a green interior and green vinyl top. This was our Picture Of The Week for 6/22/03. Charles tells us this story, "This '70 Judge was shipped to City Motor Company, Valdese, North Carolina on 5-20-70. I personally purchased the '70 Judge nine months later. Purchased price at that time was $3,786.40. The car underwent an off-chasis restoration in 1999. I personally completed 75% of the process. Diamond Enterprises Performance Racing Engines rebuilt (Balanced and Blueprinted) the engine to 525 hp. The body parts are all original - the car has never been wrecked."
CLICK-> Here is a spectacularly detailed model of a 1970 GTO. This was our Picture Of The Week for 8/10/03. The basic kit was modified to add the details that make it look more like a real car. Matt Gavigan tells us how he did it, "It started out as the MPC kit that came out in the 1980's. I added the vinyl roof as the kit roof was damaged. I also scratch built the Rallys using the centers from the Monogram '69 GTO kit a some mag wheel outer halves because the ones in the MPC kit didn't look right. I also used the engine and front suspension from the same Monogram kit, plus some other stuff like the rad shroud and inner fenders, etc., as the Monogram 1969 GTO kit is well detailed and easy to find at the hobby shop. I made the front wheels poseable as well. The rear spoiler is scratch built out of sheet styrene. I made a mold of it if anyone out there would like a copy in resin for their Judge project. (E-mail me for details at email@example.com). The decals came from Fred Cady Design and I would recommend them as they are excellent quality. I thought I would paint it gold as all you seem to see are Orbit Orange cars all the time, and it turned out pretty good after polishing and clear coating. I had fun building this project so much that I am currently working on a 1972 GTO pro-mod car using the MPC kit from the 1980's as well as the chassis from the Soft-Seal 1957 Chevy that was put out by Revell a few years back. I'll send photos of that one when it's done."
CLICK-> Here's another view of Matt Gavigan's super detailed 1970 GTO Judge model. You can get a closer look at that spoiler that he created. Seems as you could actually walk up to it, get in, and start it up! Look at all the details such as the lettering on the hood scoops and the hood tach, the woodgrain on the dash, the shiny chrome around the vinyl top, lettering on the tires, white detail on the backup lights, etc.
CLICK-> Another left front view of Matt Gavigan's 1970 Judge model kit. The lug nuts even look real. Through the internet, there are now many more sources of detail parts for modelers. You can find places that sell decal sets. There are photo-etched details such as license plate frames. You can buy the shiny foil that rubs onto window trim, and more. Notice how Matt has added extra parts to resemble details not found in the stock kit. There is a hood pusher-upper loop in the front of the engine compartment just like the real cars have. Somehow he reproduced the stickers usually found in the radiator area. He made little black rubber bumpers for the inner fenders. He's even replaced the lame hood hinges that come with a kit. He's using a more realistic-looking hinge with actual springs.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 Judge hardtop owned by Thom Jones from Clifton Park, New York. This was our Picture Of The Week for 9/7/03. Thom commented, "My brother Bob originally bought this Ram Air III Judge out of Marlyland about 13 years ago and restored the car. I detailed the engine and have been replacing parts, whenever possible with NOS. I rate it as a strong #2, we drive it about 500 miles per year. This is a PHS documented Judge, with less than 25,000 miles. It was built for Pontiac Engineering Development and is purported to be a Maryland Zone car. It is packed with 29 factory options including: cruise, air, AM/FM stereo, power windows, locks and seat. It is one of 1003 Judge Ram Air III hardtops with the turbo hydramatic transmission. We added Thorley headers for the sound, but kept all the original exhaust components for the time when she becomes a trailer queen."
CLICK-> Silver 1970 LeMans hardtop owned by Steve Brown from Newfoundland, Canada. This was our Picture Of The Week for 9/21/03. It's originally from British Columbia, with 53,000 miles, a bench seat, and a column shift.
CLICK-> Here's another cool shot of Steve's silver 1970 LeMans hardtop.
CLICK-> Atoll Blue 1970 GTO convertible owned by Phil DiLernia. This was our Picture Of The Week for 2/15/04. Phil's GTO has a factory original 455 HO engine with Ram Air, Muncie Close M-21 Ratio 4-speed transmission with console, 12 bolt Posi rear end, hood tach, wood steering wheel, Rally II wheels, A/C and Rally gauges.
CLICK-> Atoll Blue 1970 GTO convertible, right rear view.
CLICK-> Atoll Blue 1970 GTO convertible, interior view.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1970 GTO owned by Howard and Vicki Brown from Omaha, Nebraska. This was our Picture Of The Week for 6/6/04. In April of 2004, put it up for sale. Here's more from Howard, "Due to medical reasons (bills and forced to retire early), we are going to have to sell 'OUR BABY'. It will be listed on eBay in June. '1 BAD GTO!' - The license plate says it all. This is a PHS numbers matching GTO that was born in Fremont, California. From the beginning, I decided this car was going to be personalized just for me and done 'my way'. The ONLY reason Iím going to let her go, is my wife has been diagnosed with a life altering illness and the hospital is wanting their money for some previous bills and my health is failing, as I had polio in 1949. Our bad fortune is your good luck. This 1970 GTO went through a 2Ĺ year COMPLETE restoration." Click here to see all the pictures of Howard and Vicki's 1970 GTO.
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