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Well it's been almost 3years since I drove my 67 conv. home.When I got the car I knew that it had a 350 in it so I search and found a correct year motor that was all new with 0 miles, block 107353 WS.That was 2 years ago.With work and everything else I have not turn a bolt on it.Has anyone else had this happen ? So far I have started putting a new wiring harness in and had the 4 speed gone thru,Vintage air and several new parts still in boxes.Sometimes I think I should quit and try to sell but you never get what you got in it.It seems that GTO just don't bring the money that chevy's do.The car is rust free when I got it as the other guy started a frame off resto.I have around 7k in it right now.
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I have a project car and run into similar issues all the time. I try to keep "before and after" pictures on my work desk to provide inspiration. Travel for work and busy kids schedules keep me away for periods of time, but the cars are therapy for me so I keep going back. There's something very satisfying working with my hands and being my own boss, even if it's just nights and weekends between my day job.

If you have space to store it and it's not a financial burden, keep it until you have more time and flexibility to dedicate to it. If you truly need to move on, try to find another Pontiac hobbyist to take over the project. GTOs are no less collectible than Chevys, they just take a special passion because of the challenge with parts and aftermarket support. Chevy might have a broader ownership base, but I'd rather be driving a Poncho V8 any day of the week.

4-speed 67 convertible with a WS block sounds very interesting to me. If you were closer I might be interested myself

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Almost nobody makes money doing that. It's a hobby, if you don't like it just move on. I know I've wasted plenty of money on hobbies that seemed interesting at first...
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Do what you want, but keep in mind that these cars are worth more and more with each passing year.
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What these guys said. Without the passion, getting a car assembled is almost impossible. You have to WANT it to do it. That said, 7k into a '67 4 speed ragtop is peanuts. You could part it out (heaven forbid) for much more than that. If it were me, I'd finish the car. I've been driving my '67 ragtop with the top down for the past 3 days. Nothing like it. If you just can't see finishing it, sell it. Put it for sale here, though!! Good luck.
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Hey Mikey,
I am local (in the KC area) if you ever need a hand wrenching on her or hell just someone to talk to that will "get it", PM me and I will give ya my number. Heck, I'll even buy the first round. But don't give up.

I know it sucks having a car you are not driving that when you look at it in the garage looks like a pile of parts but in your head is a show car. It's tough. But there is no timer on this, you have the rest of your life. Stick with it and someday you will pat yourself on the back.

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Stay with it Mikey! When you go to the car shows look at some of the rat rod guys,.....they are always having fun!

Don't worry about show......go for go! Get her running and drive and enjoy it...

Not perfect....just going safely!

One step at a time........
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Give up . I'll be up with my trailer and I guarantee you .50cents on the dollar.

Hey, I'm doing you a favor, who wants a 67 GTO WS 4 speed convertible anyway?
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Give up . I'll be up with my trailer and I guarantee you .50cents on the dollar.

Hey, I'm doing you a favor, who wants a 67 GTO WS 4 speed convertible anyway?
More like 40 cents, remember it isn't worth as much as a Chevy.
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