1970 GTO Convertible

1970 GTO Convertible

I have owned this 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible for 18 months now. It is mostly stock original, with numbers matching 400 cubic inch, 4bbl engine, and automatic transmission.

It was originally a Connecticut car until a friend bought it in 1994; it was then stored in a dry barn in North Carolina until I purchased it. I had been looking for a manual transmission GTO but changed my mind when I saw this GTO ragtop, and knew they were relatively low production numbers, making it a sound investment.

My little brother does mild restorations, and even though he is physically challenged and works out of a wheel chair, his work is always first rate. He straightened the body, as the primary rust was a fender patch in lower corner and in the rear fender wells. There was very mild rust in the trunk that was also patched with new steel. In addition to being a great body man my little brother also helped completely reseal the motor in November od 2018.

I will be painting it the original palladium silver this summer. I’ll keep you up-to-date on progress. I have progressively increased my insurance coverage as restoration progressed. So far I have driven the GTO about 1,000 miles locally, and it has nearly 88K miles on the odometer now.

Larry Egerton
North Carolina

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2 Responses to “1970 GTO Convertible”

  1. Kay Salveson

    I will be looking forward to hearing from you again. My husband has a 1968 GTO conv. He did some of the tear down of the car but had others do restoring. It’s a lot of fun and I’m always wanting to learn about this car!

  2. Dale

    Sweet GTO & a convertible very rare car I had a 70 Catalina new in 70 with the 400 Automatic. Loved that car.