GTO For Sale
One of 326
Larry Jewett - April 29, 2014 01:25 PM
This car will be sold on Friday at the Dana Mecum Original Spring Classic.Mecum
One of only 326 equipped with both the Ram Air IV engine and Muncie M21 close-ratio four-speed transmission, this 1970 Pontiac GTO hardtop shows just 10 miles after a fully documented no-expense-spared nut-and-bolt frame-off restoration. The current owner purchased it in 2007 from the same small town in Indiana where it was sold new in 1970. It was restored by well-known Pontiac specialist and GTO Association of America Judge Darrell Davidson of Supercar Creations, who completed it in 2013. The body was completely stripped and fit and finish brought to better than new before receiving correct Pepper Green BASF Glasurit base-coat/clear-coat paint. The frame was also stripped and the chassis components were replaced and refinished in the correct original factory finishes. The Ram Air IV engine was rebuilt to Pure Stock drag specs by the nation’s top Pontiac engine builder and the M21 rebuilt with M22 internals; a 4.33:1 rear end completes the drivetrain. Restoring the interior included installing new wiring and refreshing all instrumentation to factory original specs. All NOS, original and OEM parts, with correct numbers and dates, were used in the restoration. Every detail is correct, right down to the T-3 headlamps, the NL stamped Ram Air IV specific valve cover bolts and the "tennis ball" shift knob atop the Hurst shifter. It has scored numerous prestigious awards including Best Concours Restored at the 2013 GTO Association of America Nationals, winning out over more than 90 Concours restored GTOs. It was also invited to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in 2013, where it scored an amazing 997 of 1,000 points. Documentation includes a detailed photo album of the restoration, PHS paperwork and copies of all awards.
The car is schedueld to be sold as part of Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, May 13-18. This car is Lot F214. More information can be found at www.mecum.com