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Here's that 455ci engine that is out of a 1972 GTO. CLICK->
Blue 1974 GTO owned by Howard Ridenour from Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Howard tells us more, "I traded a 1966 Tempest for this 1974 GTO. The previous owner swapped the 350 engine for a 400 with a Ram Air III cam, Edelbrock intake, and Performer carb and a 400 transmission. The shaker is functional. The original exterior color was Denver Gold." CLICK->
Blue 1974 GTO, front end view. CLICK->
Blue 1974 GTO, right rear view. This GTO has a black vinyl top. CLICK->
This is a Buccaneer Red 1974 GTO. CLICK->
Buccaneer Red 1974 GTO, right side view. This is a Ventura Custom with the GTO option. The 1974 GTO could be an option on either the Ventura or Ventura Custom. CLICK->
Buccaneer Red 1974 GTO, rear end view. This one is a notchback. CLICK->
Buccaneer Red 1974 GTO, interior view. It has a bench seat with a floor shifted manual transmission. Judging from the shift pattern on the knob, this is the Saginaw M11 3-speed manual which is the standard transmission offered on the 1974 GTO. A 4-speed manual and 3-speed automatic were the optional transmissions. CLICK->
Buccaneer Red 1974 GTO, engine view. CLICK->
This is the data plate for this Buccaneer Red 1974 GTO. It's on the firewall under the hood. Let's decode it! 74 is the model year of 1974. 2 is for Pontiac. XY is for the standard Ventura and GTO, which is different from what the VIN states. The VIN has a 'Z' in it which indicates a Ventura Custom. The emblems behind the rear side windows say 'Custom'. Hummm. I wonder why this data plate appears to have phillips screws? Come to think of it, I've seen other '74 cars like this. If you know of these strange "phillip's rivets", please leave a comment in the "comments" section, below. Let's continue to decode. The 27 is for the coupe notchback. The L is for the Van Nuys, California assembly plant. The 114177 is the sequential body number out of that assembly plant. Second line. The 542 is for the white seats. The B might have to do with the green or optional red stitching. The A52 is for bench seats. 75 and 75 is for Buccaneer Red paint top and bottom. CLICK->
This is a Crestwood Brown 1974 GTO. It has a Sandalwood colored interior. CLICK->
Red 1974 GTO owned by George Sawatzky from Windsor Ontario, Canada. George tells us, "I got the car about a year and a half ago in the summer. That winter, we had it restored. This winter we are going to put an electronic ignition in it and a Holley carb. We're also going to give it another coat of clear coat and paint the interior to match the seat covers." CLICK->
Red 1974 GTO, right side view. CLICK->
Red 1974 GTO, right rear view. CLICK->
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