Burgundy 1973 GTO Sports Coupe with a 455ci engine owned by Walter Cox. It was purchased by his Mom back in 1975. The only difference between a Sports Coupe and a regular Coupe, is the rear quarter window treatment. The Sports Coupe features a "Colonade" rear quarter window treatment that contains louvers over the window which blocks the view in or out of the window. CLICK->
Sad looking 1973 GTO found at a junk yard. Someone cut out the front and rear suspension along with most of the front frame. This is the first GTO we have featured that is perched on a forklift. CLICK->
A fork lift is about the only way to move this car around. Looks like this junkyard is more organized than most. See the racks and racks of tires in the background? CLICK->
The interior is somewhat there on this 1973 GTO. Looks like the car was painted white at one time. The seats have been removed. The steering column is gone. CLICK->
Nice clean Black 1973 GTO Sport Coupe. The Sport Coupe body style has the louvers over the rear quarter glass. CLICK->
Black 1973 GTO Sport Coupe, left side view. CLICK->
Black 1973 GTO Sport Coupe, right rear view. The 1973 GTO has dual exhausts. CLICK->
Black 1973 GTO Sport Coupe, interior view. We got an automatic transmission and a bench seat. CLICK->
Here's a closeup of the only two gauges in this GTO - the fuel gauge and the speedometer. GM never did learn a damn thing about how to make chrome around instrument pods. They made crappy materials that would peel and fade after a few cleanings. Shoot, Monogram's model cars had longer-lasting chrome than Pontiac's real cars. Or maybe GM should have farmed all their chrome-plated plastic work out to Ertl! It would have been plated better to not flake off after two years. CLICK->
Let's peek in the back seat of this 1973 GTO. CLICK->
Black 1973 GTO Sport Coupe, engine view. This is the 400ci V8 engine with the four-barrel carb. Need more info on engines? Here are Sean's book recommendations...
Vintage picture of Rick Patton's black & blue 1973 GTO sport coupe. Look closely at the custom paint work on the hood. Rick tells us, "I owned this car for two years, 1975-76. I should have never sold it. I thought you might like the picture. That's me many years ago. The car won two car shows in Ohio in 1973. The picture was taken in Kenton, Ohio on High Street." CLICK->
Starlight Black 1973 GTO owned by Mark Delano from Mesa, Arizona. Mark tells us more, "It is one of 519 Colonade Coupes with the 455ci engine. It has the factory optioned stripe and optional red carpet. It's 90% restored. I bought this original Arizona car about 6 years ago for $400 as a basket case." CLICK->
Starlight black 1973 GTO, left front view. The Colonade Coupe body style has the louvers over the rear side quarter glass. CLICK->
Burgundy 1973 GTO Sport Coupe with a black interior. It's got 455 decals on the front fender, below the GTO decal. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Stuart McGinley (stuart_mcginley.@hotmail.com) - "Looking for a 1970's GTO. Black with two red stripes running up the bonnet and roof. Its featured in the film "The Faculty". That car makes me want to cry...with joy."