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    Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    This is a great "one stop" web link for classic GTO (and Firebird) parts:

    http://www.gtoheaven.com/links.html

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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    Heaven forbid that the current GTO appear in those links!!
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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    It's a big bone of contention, as you might imagine.

    For my part, I don't consider any Pontiac built after 1981 (the final year for a Pontiac-built V-8) to be anything more than a re-skinned Chevy....

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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    perfect timing, just picked up a 66 goat convert - THANKS

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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    Quote Originally Posted by larryflew
    perfect timing, just picked up a 66 goat convert - THANKS
    GREAT choice!

    Did you get a Tri-Power?

    Tell us more... !!

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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    got carried away on auction and bought a $12k car for $14k. 10 footer if you know what I mean. Is 389 but 4 barrel rebuilt 200 miles ago. 350 auto. LOTS of pitted trim inside and out. Probably had no convertible top and sat in the woods for years before this guy "restored" it. Runs good etc so it is just more project than I was looking for.

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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    Quote Originally Posted by larryflew
    got carried away on auction and bought a $12k car for $14k. 10 footer if you know what I mean. Is 389 but 4 barrel rebuilt 200 miles ago. 350 auto. LOTS of pitted trim inside and out. Probably had no convertible top and sat in the woods for years before this guy "restored" it. Runs good etc so it is just more project than I was looking for.
    Hi Larry,

    I don't think $14k for a solid driver with its correct engine is all that bad... not for a GTO, anyhow. A restored '66 is worth twice that, easily. Maybe three times. The market has gone crazy.

    Did you run the VIN through PHS?


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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    correct size and year engine but not from GTO. Not a super bad buy but no where near what the guy made it out to be. Could do a couple thousand on trim alone I'm afraid.

    Kind of decided to drive it for a year or two and hope it goes up enough to recover costs before any rust etc might come back because as crooked as he was with the rest he probably did some paint over rust things too.

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    Re: Some great Pontiac/GTO links

    Quote Originally Posted by larryflew
    correct size and year engine but not from GTO. Not a super bad buy but no where near what the guy made it out to be. Could do a couple thousand on trim alone I'm afraid.

    Kind of decided to drive it for a year or two and hope it goes up enough to recover costs before any rust etc might come back because as crooked as he was with the rest he probably did some paint over rust things too.
    Well, I doubt you'll lose money - and I know you'll have fun driving it!

    Sometimes a nice "driver" - with a few flaws but overall solid - is preferable to a near-perfect resto that you can't drive without worrying about stone chips, etc.

    I go back and forth on this issue with my Trans-Am. It still looks very presentable, but the paint is getting tired and has spider webs on the hood as well as plenty of chips and minor dings all over the place. Do I spend the $12k or so to get a concours repaint? And then be scared to ever drive the thing? Or keep it as is for awhile...?

    It's a tough call.

    Rightnow, I feel no discomfort laying a huge burnout, spitting asphalt and rocks behind me as I go. But would I ever do that again after spending $12k to make the body perfect?


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