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I'm going to look at a '69 GTO with a numbers matching 400 with a 3 speed auto column shifter, I've always had a passion for pontiacs but recently I've been come down with the great one fever. Just wondering if there are any common rust locations to check with the GTO and anything else I should know, thanks.
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Front bottom of rear quarters, rocker boxes, bottom rear of fenders and most important, the fill panel between the trunk and rear window. I had to replace the fill panel on my 66 and 70, the window lip holds water and rusts out. Take a magnet to the fill panel, repairable, but not cheap and you have to pull the rear window. I'm talking about clean southern cars, not northern cars. On Northern cars, the whole car is suspect.
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+ check the frame where it kicks down and out in front under the cowl.

bottoms of the doors (inside and underneath) and the same for the trunk lid. GL!
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Thanks guys will do.
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Still waiting on VIN, though its in the back of my head it might be a lemans clone. What do you guys think?







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Cowl tag should say also. I would request phs docs first, that way you know exactly what options and car you are getting.

some may say i have too many projects
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Cowl tag should say also. I would request phs docs first, that way you know exactly what options and car you are getting.
Problem is this guy wants only 7k for it, so its flying away from my hands
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I think there should be a vin on a blue paper with plastic covering it below the latch on the drivers door.

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I am sure there is better advice from more knowledgeable Pontiac owners.I take it that you already looked at the car and like it.Like the other members said check around the front and rear windows sometimes not visible from the outside due too good body work.I would look in the trunk area and under the dash area and smell the interior for a musty (moldy) smell.Check the frame for sure especially around the body mounts.Check the body to check for excess bondo.As for numbers a real GTO will have the vin starting with 242 that is not saying he put a GTO badge on a Lemans body.Numbers numbers numbers?These cars are old and most of the components have been changed once and maybe several times.All we can tell is the year that different components came from.I own a 69 GTO with a 1969 motor and transmission ( original who knows).Good Luck!!!!
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I am sure there is better advice from more knowledgeable Pontiac owners.I take it that you already looked at the car and like it.Like the other members said check around the front and rear windows sometimes not visible from the outside due too good body work.I would look in the trunk area and under the dash area and smell the interior for a musty (moldy) smell.Check the frame for sure especially around the body mounts.Check the body to check for excess bondo.As for numbers a real GTO will have the vin starting with 242 that is not saying he put a GTO badge on a Lemans body.Numbers numbers numbers?These cars are old and most of the components have been changed once and maybe several times.All we can tell is the year that different components came from.I own a 69 GTO with a 1969 motor and transmission ( original who knows).Good Luck!!!!
Actually I haven't its a bit of a drive, and I'm still not sure about it, it seems somewhat fishy especially the price, but who knows.
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