I just piced up a 68 LeMans convertible at MECUM in Kissimmee, FL. The previous owner paid a shop to make it into a GTO. The original car is in imaculate condition. There is not a spot of rust or corrosion anywhere I can find. The body shop did a superb job on the paintwork.
They changed the hood to a GTO hood and added all the correct badges on the grille, fenders, and trunk.
The interior is in great original condition. The gauge panel has been repainted and a new woodgrain decal applied, but not to my satisfaction. I will be touching up the edges and getting rid of the aftermarket radio.
I ordered the GTO tail lights and housings, along with GTO door badges and some other items to make the car a 10.
What I am wondering, is what do you guys see that I need to change to complete the transformation.
I am not a big "poser" when it comes to classics, but I figured it would be easier to complete the transformation, rather than go back to a LeMans.
I could not get the original hood with the car, but I did get the original 14" wheels and wire spoke hub caps that came on the car.
Any help you guys can give me would be great.
The car has a 400 with a TH350 transmission. Both have been rebuilt and the car runs great. The drum brakes have all been rebuilt and it has all new bushings, ball joints, bearings, shocks, ect. I just bought new tie rods and an idler arm because these seem to be original, or at least not part of the restoration.