by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Another shot of the engine in Bill's Carousel Red 1970 Judge. Those straps keep the top of the engine attached in case it blows.
CLICK-> Here is a close-up of the Deist straps. They make a lot of safety belts and harnesses for racing.
CLICK-> Bill Bolin and his Carousel Red 1970 Judge alongside Arnie Beswick and his 1964 GTO at the 2005 Norwalk, Ohio show. Bill explains, "I felt priveleged to be allowed to park my car beside his for the picture. It's hard to tell in the picture, but my car was damaged on the right side from a trailer accident on the way to the show in which I flipped the trailer up on its right side." Click here to see the GTO on its side in the trailer.
CLICK-> Right-hand-drive Gold 1970 GTO owned by Haddon and Carolyn Beer from New Zealand. This was our Picture Of The Week for 8/15/04. Haddon had this to say, "I bought the car off a guy who owned it for 15 years. It must have been garaged 99% of the time, as people who live in our small town ask me where it came from. It runs the original 400, back to a TH400 and posi 10 bolt. It still has the original interior. It was changed to right hand drive when it was brought over in 72. I dont know why, as its legal to own left hook cars over here. I have just ordered a rear spoiler from Year One, but at double the price in our exchange rate. The wife asked if we really needed the hood tach?... YEESS! The car came with a new screen (windshield), which was still in a wooden crate with the import year of 1975 on it. It is tinted with the aerial running through it."
CLICK-> This is what the dash looks like in a right-hand-drive 1970 GTO. Is that cool or what?
CLICK-> Right-Hand-Drive gold 1970 GTO, left front (passenger side) view.
CLICK-> Right-Hand-Drive gold 1970 GTO, another left front view.
CLICK-> Right-Hand-Drive gold 1970 GTO, right side (driver's side) view.
CLICK-> Right-Hand-Drive gold 1970 GTO, engine view. The master cylinder and steering shaft are on the opposite side.
CLICK-> Pepper Green 1970 GTO hardtop owned by David Howerton from Topeka, Kansas. This was our Picture Of The Week for 10/3/04. David has this story to share, "I bought it new in 1970. It now has 140,000 miles and I enjoyed every one of them. The car still has the original spare tire in the trunk, original carpet, dash, and all the other goodies. It did have a paint job 10 years ago with the original color. When I see it sitting in the garage now, I can't help but smile. Remembering how good it felt (and still does) going through the 4 gears with tires smoking."
CLICK-> The interior in David's Pepper Green 1970 GTO is saddle. David continues, "I married in 1971 (Still have her too) and left the church in this car. My daughter was married in 1999 (Still has him also) and left the church driving it. Hopefully I will be able to see some of my Grandkids leave on their wedding day driving the OLE Goat heading down the highway."
CLICK-> Atoll Blue 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Chris Guthrie from New York. This GTO has Judge trim, a hood tach, spoiler, Rally II wheels and a white vinyl top. It was our Picture Of The Week for 10/31/04. The car is parked at a scenic golf course.
CLICK-> Atoll Blue 1970 GTO hardtop, interior view. This one has a Formula steering wheel which was one of the three different steering wheels offered on the GTO in 1970. Power steering was always installed with the Formula steering wheel. The smaller diameter wheel was too hard for the average person to turn without power steering. A tiger tail decoration hangs from the rearview mirror.
CLICK-> Chris Guthrie's Atoll Blue 1970 GTO hardtop, engine view. There is no air conditioning on this New York car.
CLICK-> Howard says goodbye to his Carousel Red 1970 GTO hardtop. Howard explains, "Here are the final photos. The GTO sold through eBay. It was by far the most emotional feeling I've ever felt in regards to any car, since we took it from a 'diamond in the rough' back to a 'LEGEND' (a 5 year labor of love)! As you'll probably remember, my wife's life altering illness was the ONLY reason we had to sell it (to pay for medical costs). The feeling I felt must be similar to how a person who puts up a child for adoption. I did tell the new buyer about your site, perhaps he'll keep everyone updated." You can see a whole bunch of really cool pictures of this car by using the Advanced Picture Searcher set up with model=GTO, year=1970, owner=Howard Brown. Check them out. Howard had some happy times with the car, like when the bikini girls were posing with it!
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