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I'll tell you what, looking at the pics you posted (and not being there in person) it looks pretty original and might very well be a low mileage. Just because the carpet was replaced, doesn't mean it was worn out from high mileage. I am the 2nd owner of my low mileage '66 and I replaced the carpet back in '84 (which by the way, back then they didn't reproduce the original foot pad so mine is incorrect also) not because of wear but because being a Southern car, the black had faded. Yes, as GTOJUNIOR stated, the eloctroplating is problematic on plastic that was "chromed" and is not necessarily a sure sign of excessive use. Another good way of telling if there is more mileage than you were told is if the center link has been replaced or has a lot of play. As you get more familiar with your Goat, you will be able to tell for sure. Yours just needs a little TLC and your Good To gO! Two thumbs up. Besides, when I said I liked the color/top combo, it's because mine is the same silver/black vinyl top also!
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That brake pedal is telling me that the car has 107k on the clock, not 7k. Also, some wear at the drivers side seat bolster. No matter, the car is very nice, very original, and very, very unmolested. No excuses needed for this one!!!
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That brake pedal is telling me that the car has 107k on the clock, not 7k. Also, some wear at the drivers side seat bolster. No matter, the car is very nice, very original, and very, very unmolested. No excuses needed for this one!!!
Good info - Thanks! I appreciate the compliments on the car. I do feel blessed to have it.
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That is one super find! Congrats...looks great...

I would agree with geeteeohguy that it is more than 7,000 miles. I would say 107,000 and not 207,000. That brake pedal is not 7,000 miles of wear unless Sasquatch previously owned it and always rode the brake pedal. The early original owner was likely driving it some, but the average is so low, around 2,000 a year. I think you will see a little wear on the ball joints and tie rods. A 7,000 miles car would not have that. Sitting in the garage will not wear ball joints.

None of this really matters, it would not to me. A 107,000 mile original 67 GTO is so awesome it need not be a fairy tale 7,000 mile car.

You can keep it original and make it reliable and drive it! If it is not fun than what is it? A Chotsky? An investment?.....

You want an investment get a mutual fund,...you want to have fun and enjoy yourself, find a 67 GTO in awesome shape!

Have Fun and Congratulations!
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Put it this way: when I bought my '67 in 1983 it had 25k miles on the clock.....it was in reality 125,000. My brake pedal rubber looked like yours. I've put about 130,000 miles on it since then. My car now has about 256,000 on the clock and my brake pedal rubber now has more wear than yours does. The car runs and drives and rides just fine. Looking forward to putting another 130,000 on it at this point! A 107,000 mile GTO that is 52 years old is a low mileage car, IMO. Most of these cars had that kind of mileage on the clock 45 years ago. You're ahead of the game!
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Thanks Lemans guy and Geeteeohguy! I agree with both of you and I'm excited to enjoy the car some. In an ideal world, I would leave it to my boys someday. I'm really happy with the car and I'm excited to detail it out some. The previous owner put just 1,100 miles on it since he bought it in 1997.
Hopefully I can bring the faded silver paint back to life a little for this summer, but the rest of the car looks amazing. I'm still not sure what approach I want to take in the future from a restoration standpoint. For now, I'm taking everyone's advice and simply enjoying it.
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