by Sean Mattingly.
1972 GTO Parking Lot
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CLICK-> And the other side of the engine rebuild progress.
CLICK-> White 1972 LeMans owned by Mike Kaczmarek from Florida. He traded an 85 Mustang 5.0 for this GTO clone. I say, "Good Trade!" He's rebuilt the turbo 400 with shift kit and the 400 YT engine with a crank kit, Edelbrock everything and roller rockers. Mike says that she'll smoke the tires in first and second gears. He's got an interesting engine block color.
CLICK-> 1972 El GTO is an El Camino with a GTO front end from Fred Schramm, Pontiac Power web site at http://www.pontiacpower.net. This vehicle is owned and built by Edward Schnabel. It was featured in High Performance Pontiac. He says he might send in pictures of the whole project of building this vehicle. The blue and gold truck is seen here at a Pontiac car show in New Hampshire. It has a 455 tri-power which was built by Edward as well. His son Paul doesn't remember the actual ET at the track, but he recalled running 13:88 @ 102mph in street trim.
CLICK-> This unusual car comes to us from Ed Schnabel who built the custom car/truck. It has a 455 HO with tri-power, turbo 400 transmission, 3.08 12-bolt posi, AC, P/W, P/B, P/S, 8-way 72 Eldorado seat, AM/FM cassette from 1973 caddy, power antenna, cruise, tilt, smoke glass, map mirror, built-in Fiero speakers in upper roof panels, 140 GP Speedo and gauges, 1972 Pontiac dash, Pontiac frame from 4 door hardtop, rear sway bar, disc brakes, heavy duty springs and shocks. The car weighs 4040 pounds. Ran a 13.9 at Englishtown at 103 MPH through mufflers and street tires.
CLICK-> Here's a rear view of this GTO car/truck. It sits next to a 67 GTO with the same blue and gold color scheme.
CLICK-> Here's a couple of rear side views of this 455HO equipped GTO truck.
CLICK-> A left front view of this GTO truck, as well as a view of the 455HO tripower (with AC!) under the hood.
CLICK-> Here's the interior of this GTO truck. The dash is from a 1972 GTO. The 140 speedo and gauges are from a Grand Prix. It's got a AM/FM cassette from a 1973 caddy. It's got the luxury items: AC, P/W, P/B, P/S, and a 8-way 72 Eldorado seat.
CLICK-> White 1972 LeMans with a black vinyl top and black interior owned by Los Carvantes from Oakland, California.
CLICK-> This red 1972 LeMans Sport convertible is owned by Wayne Winkelman from Lake Mary, Florida. It has the 350ci engine, Rally II wheels, and air conditioning. Wayne purchased it in the summer of 2002. He says it needs a restoration but it still drives great.
CLICK-> Take a look at this Cameo White 1972 GTO owned by Bill Knoth from Katy, Texas. Here is Bill's story, "My wife purchased this 72 for my birthday. Little did she know how much time & money would go into her 5 year frame off restoration! Today we cruise her to car shows and local ice cream shops. Always a head turner and a BLAST to drive."
CLICK-> Another view of Bill's Cameo White 1972 GTO.
CLICK-> Ray Dilley sent in these pictures of a sad looking 1972 GTO in St. Joseph, Missouri. Ray commented, "This car has been sitting for about 14 years. The tags say 1986. I have tried to buy it a dozen times but he says it not for sale. When it was parked, it still had the vinyl top and had no rust." Ray wrote back in a few weeks and added, "I just got it bought today it is a 400 4-speed with air, power steering, in dash tach and all gauges, it has a 3.55 limited slip, 5 factory honeycomb wheels, and a factory dual snorkle air cleaner. Now for all the good stuff that came with it: new GM front fenders still in GM box's, front valance, rear valance, front bumper, rear bumper,wheel well moldings, rocker moldings, all side moldings, front park lights, front park light chrome bezels, side scoops, headlight trims, fiberglass headlight housings, and a bunch of little things that I have not went through yet, and it ALL is still in the GM box's. I did look up some information on this car and they only built 1519 4-speeds, kinda rare."
CLICK-> This car seems to have a lot of potiential. It does not appear to be very rusty. I believe that is a dead rat laying behind the tire.
CLICK-> Ray got the car running and took it home. Ray commented, "It has the orginal 4-speed and the orginal 3.55 safe-t-track. The motor has been changed. It now has a '73 400 4-barrel. It runs great. I looked it up and they only made 1519 4-speeds. Even the air works and all the gauges including the tach!"
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