1970 Pontiac GTO    

 

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Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this beautifully restored 1970 Pontiac GTO. This is a nut & bolt rotisserie restored example boasting modern Hotchkis tubular suspension, a high performance built 455 big block V8, and high quality cosmetics throughout. This car was built to cruise and show with driver-friendly features galore such as a Gear Vendor overdrive model 3D400. Enjoy our photos and extensive description. This is your opportunity to own a truly magnificent GTO musclecar.

This transformed GTO began life as a true 242 GTO in the Atoll Blue color, matching interior, and a black cordova top as is indicated on the identa-plate. It was built in 1969 and delivered to Coast Pontiac in December, 1969. In the intervening years, it saw Bakersfield, Chatsworth, and Almeda, California. In the mid 2000, the car spent some time in Arizona before arriving it Texas where it was purchased by its current owner in 2007 Sometime in this journey, the grand old Goat was changed to a Cardinal Red & Judge graphics added. This was a clean, rust free, and numbers-matching survivor.

The current owner had a different vision for the car. He set about to make it one of kind with supreme drivability, while maintaining the classic '70 GTO look. He also wanted to maintain the number's viability of the car. The original 400 c.i. engine was removed and put into storage, replaced with a professionally built 1970 455 big block you will read about soon. The car was lifted off the frame and the work began.

 FEATURES & DETAILS :

455 cubic inch V8 high Performance - bored .060 over / Comp Cams 51-223-4 / JE Pistons / Hardened Valves / Demon 650 Street Carburetor / Edelbrock Performer Aluminum Intake / MSD Ignition / Align-Honed, Machined, Balanced & Blueprinted Assembly

 

March Serpentine Belt System - Polished Aluminum Pullies & Brackets

 TH400 Automatic Transmission - Rebuilt & Hardened

Gear Vendor Overdrive & Underdrive Model 3D400

Mosier 3.42 Gear Truetrac Rear End

Air Conditioning - Polished Small Compressor

Hood Tachometer

Midnight Black Paint by Picasso's of Fort Worth, Texas - Raspberry Pearl Accented Base & 4 Coats of Clear

GTO JUDGE Graphics & Spoiler

Ansen Sprint Wheels - 235/60R15 front & 255/70R15 rear

Polished Aluminum Radiator - Billet Overflow Tank - Dual Electric Fans

Quick Ratio Power Steering - Polished Billet Resevoir

Hotchkis TVS Tubular Suspension

Grant GT Steering Wheel / Tilt Steering Column

Power Front Disc Brakes

Dyna-Mat Insulated Custom Brilliant Red Interior

Bucket Seating / Center Console

Remote Driver's Mirror

Hidden Kill Switch

 

Custom Extreme Sound System - Alpine Based / Alpine CDA 9887 Head Unit / Six Alpine SPX 17 Pro Speakers Custom Fitted / Alpine SWX-1043D Subwoofer & PDX 600W Amplifier / Dual PDX Amplifers driving the SPX 17 Pros / Wireless Controller

 Too Much to List - 100K+ Plus Spent

Many of our photos of this American Musclecar were taken at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, located only minutes from our showroom. You can fly high or fly low in this menacing Pontiac GTO.

The exterior paint and trim was done by Picasso's of Ft. Worth, Texas in midnight black with one capful of respberry metal flake added per quart. Following this was 4 coats of clear. The paint is stunning in sunlight and or under display lights at car shows. The body itself was excellent prior to the paint and body work. This has always been a dry climate GTO.

Handling prowess is greatly improved thanks to extensive suspension modifications. The entire suspension was removed and replaced with a heavy duty Hotchkis TVS tubular suspension. In addition, a close-ratio power steering box was added to tighten up control to the steering wheel. The wheels of choice are polished Ansen Sport wheels sized at 235/60R15 up front and 255/70R17 out back, wrapped in classic B.F. Goodrich Radial T/As.

The engine compartment is a jewelry box with a big ole' 455 jewel.

This powerplant was machined, align-honed, balanced and blueprinted during the build. It was bored at .060 over and fitted with JE pistons. The cam of choice is a COMP CAMS 51-223-4 complete with all recommended parts. The cylinder headers were rebuilt and hardened valve, guides, etc. were installed. A March Serpentine Belt system has been installed to connect all of the chromed components, along with many more unique features. To enhance the look under the hood, the firewall was blanked and the old style air conditioning compressor was replaced with a polished gen 3 unit from Cool Air of Ft. Worth, Texas.  The controls for the A/C were adapted to tie to the original Pontiac levers and switches. The alternator, power steering pump resevoir, and water pump are chromed. The hoses were replaced with stainless steel braided units. All brake, fuel, and other fluid lines are stainless or chromed and meticulously attached to the frame to ensure they stay in place. Also, the battery was re-located to the trunk and a there is a hidden master kill switch. An MSD 6AL provides the spark duties. Induction is courtesy of a Demon 650 carburetor atop an aluminum Edelbrock intake. Custom ceramic-coated headers flow through a custom dual exhaust system.

 There is a lot of detail throughout this GTO.

This engine shows very well and the car performs the same. The transmission of choice is a built TH400 automatic with hardened components to handle the increased horsepower and toque. To further increase driveability and performance, a Gear Vendor, model 3D400, 750 horsepower over/underdrive was added. This is a very special item. When engaged, the underdrive fucntion turns the Mosier 342 Truetrac (33-spline) into a 451. Equally amazing is the fact that when the overdrive function is engaged at 75 to 80mph, the RPM's drop from approximately 3,750 to 1,900. This lets you cruise down the highway at about 75mph and still get 14 miles per gallon. Should you decide to pass, hit the discreetly located spitter swtich on the floor next to the headlight dimmer. From the transmission to the rear end is an extra heavy duty drive shaft specially fabricated to accomodate the Gear Vendor apparatus.

The undercarriage displays Hotchkis TVS Tubular Sport Suspension along with the built transmission, rear end, replaced lines, bushings, and detailed/coated frame and underbody. This car is quality built and it shows.

Open the doors to high performance & classic looks.

The interior has been restored in Pontiac 254 red, all padding and materials replaced. the combination of the red interior, black paint and judge graphics is striking to say the least. Before any of this was done, the car was fitted with Dynamat Extreme insulation throughout every piece of metal in the cabin except the firewall.

Since completion, the car has been entered in one show, the Dallas, Texas 2010 Muscle on Muscle event, where it took Best of Show.

This is a beautiful interior. The bucket seating is paired with a factory center console. The dash displays the correct gauges along with part of the extensive sound system, the Alpine CDA head unit tucked in the glove box. Before this car was painted and re-worked, extreme steps were taken to ensure the sound system would be fully enjoyed.

Six custom Apline SPX 17Pro speakers have been retro-fitted throughout the cabin for the ultimate in audio experience. This speakers are driven by a pair of PDX 600Watt amplifiers. There is an Alpine SWX-1043D subwoofer as well driven by its own PDX Amplifier. All of this is controlled by a wireless controller.

This is your opportunity to own a true street performer and show circuit winner. Enjoy the remaining photos and again feel free to contact Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317 with any questions.