Blue 1971 GTO convertible 4-speed owned by James Pollina from Newburgh, New York. This car needs a total restoration and is currently for sale. He says it has matching numbers, and all there untampered. There were only 79 of these built. The only thing more rare is the 71 Judge convertible. CLICK->
Rust hole in the door sill of this blue 1971 GTO convertible. CLICK->
Overhead shot of this blue 1971 GTO convertible. CLICK->
Orbit Orange 1971 GTO hardtop owned by Brad T from Canada. Here's Brad's story, "I acquired this car in May, 2002. Since I got the car, the rust free body has been stripped and repainted. It has been Judge cloned, stripes, wing, emblems, and Ram Air. I got this car from a friend, who bought it in 1996, and never drove it. This car was completely body off restored in 1990. It had the worst burgundy with green and gold metal-flake paint I had ever seen (that's why he would not drive the car). The car has numbers matching motor and transmission. The honeycomb wheels are 15" with proper caps and no rings. Other features, air conditioning, power windows, power trunk, trunk light, tilt wheel, formula wheel and AM/FM." CLICK->
Left front view of Brad's Orbit Orange 1971 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Yellow 1971 GTO convertible owned by Cato Halvorsen from Lillestrom, Norway. He purchased it in Sweden. It was originally painted Castillian Bronze. It has a 400ci engine, a 4-speed manual transmission, and a set of wicked looking American Racing Longboard 8 x 18' wheels. This is one of only 79 GTOs made in 1971 with a 4-speed. CLICK->
Another view of Cato's yellow 1971 GTO convertible. CLICK->
Yellow 1971 GTO convertible, right side view. CLICK->
This looks like something that belongs in a fashion magazine. Two 1971 GTO convertibles and a wedding in Norway! Cool.
It's not uncommon for GTOs to be at weddings. In fact, in June of 2005, some members of the Indy GTO Association attended a wedding. The bride had asked the club to bring their convertibles as a surprise for the groom. Indy GTO President Bill Sanders tells us how the surprise caravan worked, "We were VERY successful in surprising the groom on June 24th with a caravan of fine GTOs (at the church) to take the bride and groom around Carmel and deliver them to the reception at Ritz Charles. The look on his face when they exited the church and walked thru all the people to see our shining GTOs was ... priceless. We were able to contribute another $300 to our club's charity, the Elysian foundation as a result." CLICK->
Cato explains, "I have started a frame-off resto on my 1971 goat.
I can tell you that the goat definately needed a resto as the pictures show." CLICK->
Cato takes off the front clip and pulls out the engine. CLICK->
Next the body comes off the frame. CLICK->
Cato removes the exhaust and rear end.
Here is a shot of the old front end suspension components. CLICK->
The frame is galvanized and powder coated. Global West front suspension is assembled. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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