I think it's about time me and my dad restored his 1970 GTO.
Quick backstory. My dad's owned his GTO since 1971 as the 2nd owner. I had always been obsessed with it and bought my own 1970 GTO after high school. Fixed it up a bit and sold it for a 2005 GTO so we'd have one new and one old in the family. Ended up buying a condo and having my daughter so sold that car.
Now my dad is retired and i'm trying to encourage him to restore his GTO.
Here's the deal. It's a 1970 Pontiac GTO with the 4 speed 400 motor.
It's only got 72,000 miles on it! Numbers matching unmolested car!
Always garage kept and driven between April - August in Wisconsin.
It's got power steering, power disc brakes, hood tach, and the rare " VOE- Vacuum operated exhaust mode" tiger button
My dad has always babied this car and never beat on it or driven farther than a few hundred miles at a time.
Problem is he has lost his interest in it and just plans on leaving it to me.
I'm trying to convince him to restore it with me. He has great mechanical abilities and i'd love to work on the car with him now that i'm older and ready for it!
Any advice/tips etc?
The car runs great still. No problems at all. Drives like it came off the showroom floor. The interior still looks brand new as well except for the back panel where the speakers go.
It really only needs some body work from a little rust, paint, and maybe a go over of the engine??
I'll get more pics soon. Here' a quick pic I snapped with my phone. Last year for fathers day I bought him a new bumper since my old 70 had one. It's the only thing he's changed to the car, but he kept the stock bumper for restoration purposes!