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Red 1974 GTO, engine view. CLICK->
Who poked out the eyes? Restoration was started then halted on this Fernmist Green 1974 GTO. I can show you what one of these would look like if restored. There was a Fernmist Green GTO at the Nats one year. Here it is found with the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with color=Fernmist Green and owner=Bob CLICK->
This is an interesting view. The entire lower rear fender has been cut out. The door has been replaced with one from a red car. The interior is lying on the ground. CLICK->
The interior has been completely stripped out. Pop quiz. Is this an automatic or manual? Hint - look at the brake pedal. CLICK->
Red 1974 GTO owned by Dennis Homsey. Dennis tells us, "I got this on eBay 10-15-05 for $5,600. I always wanted the 74 hatchback because of its looks and rarity. I know nothing about engines but this thing is a beast! The seller spent $9,500 in the motor and transmission alone. It has 28x10.5 x 15 Drag radials in the back and skinnies up front. The seller also gave me brand new regular tires for the front, an extra axle, Pontiac emblems, and a lot of other engine stuff. The car runs 7.90 in 8th mile short shifting." CLICK->
The interior in Dennis' red 1974 GTO is mostly red with white trim around the seats. CLICK->
Open the hatchback to reveal the 20 gallon aluminum fuel cell. This thing is built for racing. CLICK->
A shot of the engine. It's a 455ci that is bored 0.30 over to 462ci, studded motor, Eagle HP steel rods, 86cc #96 heads, copper head gaskets, 560 lift, compression is 13 to 1, hydraulic 1.6 rockers, gold rocker arms, 850 Holley carb, Hooker Super Comp headers connected to custom three inch exhausts, TRW forged pistons, a Barry Garnt fuel system, and a Bid Al radiator. It's connected to a turbo 350 automatic with a clutch pack and 10 bolt 3.90 rear with 12 bolt axles. CLICK->
Another shot of the engine in Dennis' red 1974 GTO. In the lower right you can see a black bracket. I suspect this is used to keep the engine from "breaking loose" during hard acceleration. CLICK->
Looks like Dennis' son will get the Goat when he is 16. CLICK->
Red 1974 GTO at the beach. CLICK->
Red 1974 GTO, rear end view. It's a hatchback. See the line all the way around the rear window? It also has the "hatchback" emblem on the right lower edge of the door. Dennis recently added the license plate. CLICK->
More interior shots of this red 1974 GTO. Dennis recently replaced the carpet. CLICK->
Rear seat of this red 1974 GTO. CLICK->
Here is what the 1974 Owner's Manual and Operating Instructions looks like. Dennis adds, "I had problems starting the 74 GTO Ventura Custom. Here's the reason. The car came with a front seating weight detector. It would not start unless seatbelts were fastened. Also the passenger side must have items stowed elsewhere otherwise weight detector would stop car from starting." PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Todd Lloyd (lentoddlloyd.@earthlink.net) - "Mattingly, apparently Pontiac blood must flow thru your veins which automatically qualifies you as on right-on dude. Well done."