by Sean Mattingly.
1972 GTO Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Tracy's Sapphire Trance blue 1972 GTO at a car show. It was finished in time for a couple legs of the Hot Rod Power Tour. Tracy adds, "I had this girl since I was 16 (1996) and was an everyday driver till I was 21. It spent the next few year years in storage till I started the frame off. I started by replacing the rusted frame with a overkill vert frame just to give the competition a little advantage. I replaced both 1/4s, full trunk, and inner and outer wheel wells. I'm on my 4th motor, 3rd rear end, and 3rd transmission. I'd like to thank the following for motor and head work Jim at MBJ in Granite City Ilinois, body by Charlie at Lowder Auto Owensville Missouri. The rest was done with the help of cold Budweiser. See you in my rear view some time soon." Here are some specs. Engine: 400 block w/Eagle stroker kit= 462, 6x-4 heads milled to 94cc, Custom Butler hyd roller cam, and Performer RPM Mighty Demon 850. Trans: Rebuilt TCI Street fighter TH400. Rear End: 12 bolt from a 66 Chevelle w/373 gears. Interior: Low back white buckets and all Phantom Autometer gauges. Wheels: Centerline Convo Pro wheels with MT drag radials.
CLICK-> Another shot of Tracy's Sapphire Trance blue 1972 GTO hardtop.
CLICK-> This is a very rare Goat! It's a Wilderness Green 1972 GTO Sport Coupe. Pontiac only made 134 GTOs with the Sport Coupe body style. This style has a solid post between the front and rear quarter glass. It also has triangle vent windows in the doors. The last time the GTO was offered in the Sport Coupe body was back in 1967. This GTO does not have the bright reveal moldings around the windows or the vent windows. Notice anything strange about the windshield wipers? They are not hidden (or parked on the cowl). Yes, this option was not selected either. It does has the optional D98 Rally Stripe.
CLICK-> Wilderness Green 1972 GTO Sport Coupe, left rear view. This car was featured in the Dec/Jan 2004 issue of Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine, under an article titled 'Weird Science'. The article talked of the strangness of this body style and how this car is optioned. It was originally purchased in North Carolina. It went to the west coast with the second owner who owned it for 20 years. The current owner bought it in 2002 and (as of 2005) lives in Florida.
CLICK-> Here is the window sticker for this Wilderness Green 1972 GTO Sport Coupe. This GTO cost a total of $2911.92. The suggested retail price is only $2166.73. This goat has a 3.55 rear end, no power brakes, but there is the optional pedal trim, Rally Gauge cluster (including tach), white Rally Stripe, AM radio, glove box and luggage lamps, dual horns, Rally II wheels, and door edge guards. Factory options added later include AM/FM radio (silver buttons), rear bumper guards, carpeting, air shocks and a Ram Air system.
CLICK-> I have never seen a cloth seat with a mixture of colors like this. It's got the beige cloth in the center and green Morrokide around the edges. They are usually the same color. The cloth could have been replaced, but if so - it was replaced with the correct patterned material.
CLICK-> The rear seats of this Wilderness Green 1972 GTO Sport Coupe also has the strange seat covers.
CLICK-> Wilderness Green 1972 GTO Sport Coupe, engine view. The Ram Air was not done by the factory.
CLICK-> Silver 1972 LeMans hardtop owned by Marianne from Alberta Canada. Marianne tells us more, "I bought the car in September 2003 for $2,000 CDN from the original owner’s son. I have spent about $3,500 on it so far on wheels, tires, and miscellaneous small repairs. The next project will be repairing the rust and flaws in the paint (you can't see it in these pictures, but it is starting in the rear quarters and along the trunk lid and the small panel under the bumper needs to be replaced.) There also are some tiny bubbles starting to appear in the paint on the hood. It runs and drives excellent though and contains the original 350 2bbl engine."
CLICK-> Silver 1972 LeMans hardtop, right side view.
CLICK-> Jim Studdard picked up this Anaconda Gold 1972 LeMans hardtop for $250. Jim tells us, "It came from a cow pasture where it had been sitting since 1984. I bought it in 2003 and found it had a YN code 1971 350 2bbl in it. It is currently being restored."
CLICK-> Anaconda Gold 1972 LeMans hardtop, front end view.
CLICK-> Anaconda Gold 1972 LeMans hardtop, left rear view. Jim has taken some of the chrome trim pieces off. Looks to me like this might be what's called a Luxury LeMans. Notice the trim along the trunk lid, and the emblem behind the rear side window.
CLICK-> Springfield Green 1972 LeMans wagon with the Endura front end option. This option (sales code 602, UPC code T41) was factory installed and included front end items offered on the GTO - Endura front bumper, front fenders with brake vents, and the hood with hood scoops.
CLICK-> Springfield Green 1972 LeMans wagon, another front right view. This wagon has a luggage rack on top.
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