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Some of you may have seen posts on PY forums about this car my buddy Brad and I bought for $400, resurrected it from a barn, carport where it has sat since 1985. Took it to a car show where it won 'least likely to make it home' and Peoples choice, lol. It made it home.
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1964 400 4 speed Roller cammed RoadRacer
1969 400 T400 auto 2nd owner
2004 LS1 6 speed modded for roadracing
1966 GTO Altered wheelbase former 1970s show car
1973 Challenger 360/727
1931 Ford Model A
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Cool

Do you have any history on the car?

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Pretty cool. I'm assuming that was made from a 4 door? Reminds me of the shorty 55 Chevy's i used to see.

Sounds like your friend got a real steal there if it is running and driving. I would definitely want to put it up on a lift though to make sure the welds are all in good shape, after all, it has been sectioned into two pieces.
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From the other forum, my understanding is that this car is a real '66 GTO that was shortened way back when, when the car had little value as a collectable. Neat car!
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From the other forum, my understanding is that this car is a real '66 GTO that was shortened way back when, when the car had little value as a collectable. Neat car!
You are correct. It wasn't made from a 4 door. The four door had a fixed angle at the C piller and the hard top had the sweeping curve in 66 and 67. The story can be found at northwestlegends.com look for the 66 Jackass gto thread

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1969 400 T400 auto 2nd owner
2004 LS1 6 speed modded for roadracing
1966 GTO Altered wheelbase former 1970s show car
1973 Challenger 360/727
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How much was it shortened?
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My opinion is that you should do more research on it. I would think that someone would have a very good reason to shorten a car (some sort of race series legality for instance) and in turn there may be a historical significance to it of some kind. If you can ask the PO they may give you a trail to start working on. The reasoning may be lost to history some what however.
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can we get some more pictures? bet its a handfull to drive
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