1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible - NO RESERVE
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Parker, Colorado, United States
Features and Specifications
|Color:||Carousel Red (Orange)|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible
Real GTO AND Runs Strong!!!
THE NICEST AND LOWEST PRICED
PHS DOCUMENTED 1970GTO CONVERTIBLE
ON THE MARKET TODAY!
Exterior: Carousel Red
Convertible Top: White
Convertible boot: Tan
Engine:400cidV-8 rated at 350HP W/4 Barrel carburetor (YS code on the block)
Transmission: Turbo Hydramatic
Less than 4000 miles since it's restoration
Serial Number: 242670P153741
Serial Number Decoded
1st digit is a 2= General Motors Division-PONTIAC
2nd & 3rd digit are 42= Tempest GTO (this designates a factory built GTO, SO PLEASE BECAUTIOUS: if the 2nd & 3rd digit of a 1970 Pontiac are 35 or 37, the car left the factory as aLeMansor aLeMansSport)
4th & 5th digit are 67= 2 door Convertible
6th digit is a 0= Identifies the year 1970
7th digit is a P= Assembly plant was Pontiac, Michigan
8th -13th digit is the basic production numbers
The PHS documents from Pontiac Motor Division include an exporter's declaration and invoice to GM of Canada, Pontiac Motor Division in the amount of $3379.83 (less $226.29 credit for Federal excise tax) or a net amount of $3153.54. The reproduction sticker shows an MSRP of $4178.20.
How does this car drive? I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere/any time, It's that nice!
Initially delivered to a GM dealership in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada and then sold and shipped to a customer (dealer) in the U.S.)This was commonpractice with the 1970 GTO's...especially the convertibles due to the incredible high demand for this car in the U.S.The Pontiac GTO that were sold in the U.S. and Canadawereidentical in 1970.
The 1970 Pontiac GTO was completely restyled. The front reveals the familiar Pontiac split grille while the bumper, wraparound parking and side marker lamps and valance panels were all restyled.Horizontally mounted headlamps extend to the outboard ends, and thewraparound bumper surrounds the split grilles.Theone-piecepanel whichis above the grille and houses the headlamps is known as the "Endura" bumper. John Z. DeLorean, the father of muscle cars (Yes, that guy!) did a commercial when it the bumper originally came out in 1968, hitting it with a sledgehammer, with no damage. This was another first for Pontiac engineers who were the industry innovators and leaders in the use of plastic exterior applications.
The car's profile shows the fresh look of new fenders, doors and rear quarter panels.
The tail lamps wrap around to serve as rear side markers and are mounted in a new bumper.
A wide selection of exterior colorswereoffered in 1970...11 of which were new!
Personally, the 1970 GTO is my all time favorite year, and the best color for any GM car made in 1970 was the Carousel Red which is now on this car. As you can see from the sticker, It originally was Sierra Yellow.
This car has just been painted withvery expensive DuPontsingle stage paint and then shot with 3 coats of Clear.
The entire car was hand worked and air-boarded & sandedto remove any dings, dents or imperfectionsand no bondo was used in the process...only metal. Within the past two months I had it wet sanded and it shines much better than new...frankly, like glass!It is impossible to see any signs that this car was any other color other than it's spectacular Carousel Red.
As good as this car looks...it drives even better. It starts the first time, every time, idles smooth, and the exhaust has that deep rumple of a 400 cubic inch Pontiac V-8.
It does not have it's original radio but does have a great sounding more modern stereo system...I believe it is a Kenwood with a CD player.
Yes, the factory tachometer works great!
It drives great at highway speeds with a fabulous smooth ride and shifts correctly. The car is driven only when the weather is great, which in Denver can be most times of the year, but it only gets out about twice per month. She garners consistent attention, getting pointed at from the side-walkers and as you would expect, she gets "Thumbs Up" and adulation from other drivers. The steering and suspension on this car is nothing short of FANTASTIC. The steering is so responsive & tight that I am fairly certain this car must have a new (original type, probably NOS or New Original Stock) steering box. It was restored the right way which means replacing all of the suspension parts, brakes, steering parts, electrical, etc. that make a car drive and handle great...not just look great. The engine & transmission were rebuilt a few years back and so I had all original Pontiac rockers, lifters and push rods installed to ensure that it is operating as it should.
I purchased the car a couple of years ago and it has been a labor of love and is now time to pass it on to a new owner to be enjoyed for years to come. While in my care, I have made some additional repairs that made the car operate as it should. You may wonder why it would need the additional care, but when it is not used everyday, a car of this age had natural challenges... remember no computer in a car of this vintage! My contributions have included but not limited to;
- Fuel tank
- Fuel sending unit
- Wiper motor
- Rebuilt original carb
- Replaced lifters, rockers, pushrods, etc.
- New rear spring buffers
- New Master cylinder
- New Master cyl vacuum unit
- New brakes all around
- All new fluids
- New headlight bezels
- New interior door and window handles (not shown in the pictures)
- New center caps on all wheels (not shown in pictures)
- New rear springs and other suspension updates
- Beige convertible boot
- Spare wheel and jack (no spare tire)
- New front parking light plastic and chrome bezels
- Replaced rear tail light assembly's due to originals were warn and cracked
I'm sure there are other things I've done, but this what I can recall off the top of my head!
This is a rare opportunity to buy andown a documented real factory built GTO Convertible at well below the market price. If you're interested and have questions, please submit them to me and I will respond quickly.
I was able to see the Y/S stamped on the front of the block whichindicates a 400 cubic inch V-8 with Automatic transmission.
According to Pontiac Historical Services, a total of just 2,173 Pontiac GTO Convertibles were built in 1970 with this engine and transmissioncombination, which also includes the Judge Convertibles as well. It is estimated that 40% have survived, thus less than 1000 remain. Of those I believeonly approx.10% remain in this condition.
Originally Pontiac wanted to make the color "Carousel Red" exclusive to the GTO Model "The Judge"...and here in my opinion represented one of the best Judges known to exist.
This gorgeous factory GTO Convertible that has been beautifully refinished in Carousel Red can be bought for a mere fraction of that price! And I do mean a fraction of that amount!
Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250 per year for a quality collectible like this and you can also buy full
coverage if desired. Please note, they usually require a garage and not more than 2500 miles a year put on the car.
With that said, this car SHOULD be garaged!
Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf...bring yourExperts and magnifying glasses... see if you can find anything negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything other than what we stated in the description... maybe you can? The car doesNOT have any major flaws.
I truly believe there isNOsuch thing as a "PERFECT" old car oreven alate modelcar that has been driven,I AM NOT making such a claim...but this caris in beautiful conditionESPECIALLY when you consider it isalmost FIFTY YEARS OLD!
If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, please contact me using the "Contact Seller" option...I would appreciate at least a two day notice. The car is kept at my home in Parker, Colorado. There is a lien on thecar and we will orchestrate getting that satisfied when you win the auction.
It is foolish to invest your hard earned dollars in clones and fakes... this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value... not decrease in value... and if you chose to... you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value will only continue to increase.
We don't "play games" I love when a car is inspected prior to meeting the reserve.
I have no secrets and I'm proud of my 100% feedback rating.I'm a car guy that are very easy to speak with,and love sharing my hobby.
SHIPPING: You can choose your own carrier, or I can suggest the one I last used. I would recommend
shipping this GTO in an enclosed carrier.
For financing...trywww.jjbest.comorwww.woodsidecredit.com, the latter is the lien holder on this car.
There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25, 35 or 50+ years old.
I have made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but do not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.
Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, before contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle. In fact, I would welcome and encourage such an inspection, and will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agents.
Required payment of 20% of the purchase price is expected within 72 hours and the balance in full within 7 days thereafter, thus allowing you time for financing if needed.