by Sean Mattingly.
1971 GTO Parking Lot
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Do you want to see what occurs when a dog chases a car and catches it? Take a look at this picture taken in 1992. The tail end is wrinkly. The owner tells us, "Poncho (RIP) did not actually do it. It was a telephone pole on a BAD night that did the damage. You've got to watch those skiddish things. I recently purchased this car back from the kid I sold it to in 2000. Oooh she's rough."|
Hey, that reminds me of a funny off-color dog joke which is called "Stuttering":
A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. "Human beings are the only animals that stutter", she says. A little girl raises her hand. "I had a kitty-cat who stuttered", she volunteered. The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident. "Well", she began, "I was in the back yard with my kitty and the rottweiler that lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard! "That must've been scary", said the teacher. "It sure was", said the little girl. "My kitty raised his back, went 'Fffff, Fffff, Fffff'... And before he could say "F*ck," the rottweiler ate him!"
CLICK-> Mike sends us a shot of his Lucerne Blue 1971 LeMans hardtop. Mike adds, "I bought it from my best friend's cousin for two grand. I've had it about four years. I added some Cragar SSs, TH-350, had the original 350ci rebuilt & bored .040 over, hotter cam, and some very loud side pipes. Its quite fast, and has smoked its fair share of rice burners already."
CLICK-> Mike updates us on his 1971 LeMans hardtop. These pictures were taken in his driveway which overlooks Chesapeake Bay. Mike tells us more, "I have finally got her back on the street and it is so much more fun than driving my parent's Volvo. The car has the original 350ci Pontiac with .040 overbore, 4bbl carb, ported 4x heads, Lunati cam, Hedman headers, and a TCI TH-350. The best I've been able to do in the quarter is 14.54 at 93.8mph with a .187 r/t and a 2.18 60'. I can't get it to hook up as it has 3.08 gears in an open diff, so its real hard not to completely blow the one tire away."
CLICK-> Another shot of Mike's 1971 LeMans hardtop.
CLICK-> Another shot with Chesapeake Bay in the background. The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary where fresh and salt water mix. It is a very fertile place for things that grow. The watershed includes parts of six states (Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) and all of the District of Columbia.
CLICK-> This is Adam Richards with his Canyon Copper 1971 LeMans hardtop. It is his daily driver. Adam adds, "It was repainted four years ago in a friend's garage. It has its original 350 v-8 with 2 barrel Rochester, 3 speed TH350 automatic transmission. Originally with saddle color interior, the seats were dyed black and door panels were replaced with black T-37 units. It has a bench seat, '82 Buick Regal sport mirrors, 80's Bonneville Rally II's equipped with Dayton whitewall radial tires, factory AM radio with 70's underdash FM convertor/8-track tape deck, a homemade plug in adapter to play CDs. My Dad bought it for me in February of 2001 for $1,400, and worked on it for a year before it was on the road. We are still fixing little things here and there as needed or just when we have the cash to get it done."
CLICK-> Gold 1971 LeMans hardtop owned by Phil Terhune from North Judson, Indiana. Phil comments, "I bought this car in June of 2006 for a very reasonable price. This is a Hurst 4-speed car. It also has the Sport steering wheel, and Rally IIs."
CLICK-> Gold 1971 LeMans hardtop, left side view. This LeMans has a dark green interior and a dark green vinyl top.
CLICK-> Gold 1971 LeMans hardtop, left rear view.
CLICK-> A shot of Phil's 1971 LeMans in Valparaiso, Indiana on a cruise night. In the front are '65 and '66 GTOs and in back is a '69 T/A.
CLICK-> Phil sends us another shot of his gold 1971 LeMans hardtop.
CLICK-> Red 1971 LeMans Sport hardtop owned by Don Williams from Des Moines, Iowa. Don tells us more, "It came with 400/4bbl, 400 auto, Endura front bumper and GTO hood. This car is a numbers matching car. I have spent six years finishing the final details on this car. It has won many local shows."
CLICK-> Here is Don with his super red 1971 LeMans Sport hardtop.
CLICK-> Gaston Robert from Canada owns this triple white 1971 GTO convertible. This GTO has some of the Judge options, a 455HO block, and a Ram Air setup.
CLICK-> John Grech fromt Sydney, Australia just found this right-hand-drive 1971 GTO 455 Ram Air HO hardtop. Options include air conditioning, power door locks, power windows, rear window defogger, tilt column, Rally wheels, remote driver mirror, AM/FM radio, remote trunk opener, Rally gauges, Rally Clock, and a 12-bolt limited slip rear end. John adds, "It will make a stable mate to go with my 1969 Ram Air. As the saying goes, 'one ram air goat is just not enough.'" Click here to see pictures of John's right-hand-drive 1969 GTO with the help of the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with year=1969, model=GTO, owner=John Grech.
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