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Hi all,
I was GTO owner only once, in 81/82. I bought a 70 Judge out of a garage in Worcester, MA for $150. It was in original paint, a little rusted out, no trans, no brakes, and had some sidepipes mounted off headers. Being young and foolish I got it to the point of running on a junk yard trans, standard exhaust, and drove it for one summer. Foolishly I sold the car and miss it still.

I have owned several classics, currently getting to know a 70 Corvette and going through the judgung process.

I've recently begun toying with the idea of a 70 GTO as a daily driver. Looking for advice on an ebay listing. Is it cool to post this here? I would think you guys would be very helpful in getting some initial feedback.
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Welcome to the forums.
Post up a link if you want, I'm sure everyone would love to see the Judge you're considering and offer up some comments.
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It's not a Judge this time... I couldn't touch one now!

Here's what caught my eye:
eBay Motors: Pontiac : GTO (item 270298338049 end time Nov-12-08 18:10:25 PST)

Hammer away at it.
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It's not a Judge this time... I couldn't touch one now!

Here's what caught my eye:
eBay Motors: Pontiac : GTO (item 270298338049 end time Nov-12-08 18:10:25 PST)

Hammer away at it.
Nice car, but the guy wants $19,000+ for it. It's appears to be in real good shape, I probably wouldn't use as a daily, but that's just my opinion.

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Nice car, but the guy wants $19,000+ for it. It's appears to be in real good shape, I probably wouldn't use as a daily, but that's just my opinion.
Please let me know why you would not use it as a driver....
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Cause the car is too nice, and you wouldn't want to wear it out, or do anything to make it look worse, and daily driving it would certainly do that.
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Nice car. I would use it as a daily driver........... if I lived in Arizona. Too nice for any area that has seasonal changes that include snow or lots of rain.


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I've been watching that car. Not bad. I would drive it in good weather with extreme caution. I would not use it as a DD though.

Some of my reasons;

Up keep being the main reason. Those parts won't have the longevity. Some of those parts may be special order parts anymore and you could encounter down time as 40 year old parts wear out.
Someone running into it.
Fuel Consumption.

If the above is no issue then go for it.

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OK good advice... partly what I am looking for.

"too nice": good.

How about some criticism of the car... to the extent it has been restored, does it look well done? What caution areas would you look for? Is $19k too high to pay for this model?
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How about some input on these listings?

I've been watching them as they are very close to the car I once owned and sold prematurely. I was surprised to see the steering wheel on these. At first I thought they were from a different year car. Was this truly an optional wheel in 1970?

Seems it is a buyers market these days.

eBay Motors: Pontiac : GTO (item 350136397062 end time Dec-12-08 13:45:30 PST)

eBay Motors: Pontiac : GTO (item 360112185414 end time Dec-06-08 20:44:59 PST)

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