This is a 1969 Pontiac GTO restoration project. My objective was to build a bulletproof, no-corners-cut 1969 GTO.
The original car was a partial restoration which has been fully disassembled for a frame-off.
Everything was taken down to the metal. Frame and body were bead blasted. Old trunk pan was cut out and replaced. Frame was powder coated.
Underside, interior, and trunk pan were coated with anti-rust encapsulation (similar to this http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-heavy-duty-anti-rust-in-black.html).
Body mounted back on the frame with new body mounts.
Show-quality welding, bodywork, and paint done by Best In Show. (There is a slight scratch on the passenger side roof that happened during storage.) They also professionally fitted the doors, trunk, and fenders back on to the body. (The paint and associated work was $10,000 after the "family discount" -- I have receipts for this and also photos of the car with the team that did the work.)
Frame and body now sitting on a Global West Cat-5 performance suspension and brake kit (GW sells this package for around $4800 - zero miles have been put on any of these parts):
New tires and rims installed:
Also installed, the stock diff was replaced with a Ford 9 rear:
Not yet installed is a Hughes TH400 transmission. This was a replacement transmission that was installed just prior to the start of the current restoration and was driven on. The label has rubbed off but it was an auto, so I’m guessing this is a 34-1B https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hup-34-1b
Parts for the new engine are included, ready for assembly:
Included is the motor from the first restoration. This was a 400 IA II block also (so a second $3200 retail engine block), built out by Indian Adventures. Originally, it dyno-ed above 500. However, some parts were replaced to make it easier to drive off the track (primarily, a less lumpy cam). This engine still turned over when it was removed for the frame-off but it did have some variety of mechanical failure. I intended to replace the motor, so did not tear this one down to determine exactly what had gone wrong. I do not have a build sheet, but can see the Edlebrock Performer RPM cylinder heads, Holley four barrel carb (belive it is a 4779-7 750 CFM), and Edlebrock Performer RPM manifold.
Included are all the remaining original parts. Some of the original components have been sold (including the original seats and wheels). Everything that remains will be included with the vehicle.
A few miscellaneous components are also included:
Included are some tools purchased for the restoration:
Car is titled. Also have a Pontiac Historic Services packge on the car.
I’ve done my best to identify and catalog everything included and provide links but there’s certainly a chance that I’ve misidentified something. I’m happy to take additional pics or allow someone to examine any portion of this.
I have been working on this car for a long time, wish I could
continue, and am only attempting to sell it now because I need to
pay for family medical expenses.
This is the ninth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible was originally built at the Baltimore Plant and shipped April 22, 1969, to Bowan McLean Motorcar Company in Vancouver, British Columbia.
About 700 collector cars are expected at the Kansas City Convention Center for Mecum Auctions’ final sale of the year December 1-3.
The GTO nameplate began life on a Ferrari.
With the start of August a few days away, I cringe at the thought of endless Arizona summer days with temperatures hot enough to bake cookies inside your car.
‘You will definitely stand out in the sea of Camaros and Mustangs with this GTO,” the seller of the Pick of the Day promises.
In 1963, Pontiac Motor Division general manager Pete Estes and chief engineer John DeLorean sat down with the division’s sales manager, to discuss their new 1964 GTO muscle car.
In 1963, Pontiac Motor Division general manager and chief engineer sat down with the division’s sales manager to discuss their new 1964 GTO muscle car.
For the last few years, I’ve been spending evenings with my 11-year-old son, Rhodes, looking for interesting cars online that we could “Fly and buy”.