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My (new) '67 GTO with pics

Hi all, I just had delivered a '67 GTO 4 speed I bought on Weds. Bought it in Nevada City California from a lady who's got quite a collection of interesting cars. It's been sitting in her garage since 2003 with reportedly a cracked block. Some engine parts are missing. I'm hoping they are in the two big boxes in the trunk. Fremont (not Freemont) Calif built car, and I'm optimistic that it's always been in the state. Too bad Carfax only goes back to 1981. Was originally Linden Green and has been painted silver twice. Didn't find any rust or bondo, though I haven't looked it over all that closely. Interior is in great shape and I suspect that's it been redone. A couple windows need adjusting and obviously it's gonna need a block and the resulting rebuild. Shown as is without as much as a wipe down or wash. Would like to add a console, AC, and upgrade to 4 wheel discs. But will do all that later. Some questions for you experts: Any chance that's an original wood wheel? I don't think it is. Can I buy a 4 speed console and have it work with the current shifter. I'd like to just be able to mount it and keep the shifter I have. I asked in another thread about putting in an LS2, but I've decided to keep it a 400 - 4V car. Will rebuild as close to original as possible. May paint the roof a darker silver and add a pinstripe to add a little interest to the all silver paint. Pics attached. Can't wait to get it done and take some pics next to the Brazen Orange 2006.
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Nice looking car!!!!! I would have the block checked, just in case someone gave the lady an "improper" diagnosis as to what is wrong with the engine. A 4 speed console MIGHT fit...a 67 GTO should have a round shift lever, not flat. You might get a bit of interference with the shift cup in the console......only 1 way to tell! Eric



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That looks like a Grant aftermarket wood wheel. Considered a very nice wheel and commonly used in 66-67 GTOs ....I am not 100% sure on this. Still a nice wheel though.



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Thanks Eric. It's parked next to the shop that's going to get it sorted out for me. Talked to them today about the engine. Should be coming out next week for a thorough evaluation. I'm hoping she made a mistake, but expecting she's right. The guys doing this car are rebuilding my '64 Riviera's 425, and are restoring a '68 Mustang (for the wife) and '65 T-Bird (for resale). Here's the last of the pics I took today. I thought it was a Grant. Looks a lot like the one I'm putting in the Rivi.
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Nice, and how many cars you have? I don't think I've EVER seen a 64 Rivieara.
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I have 5 old school ones. 4 mentioned above and a '61 Galaxie which is restored and for sale. Will likely sell the '65 T-Bird as well a few months after it's done. Wife's planning keeping the Mustang and I'm definitely keeping the GTO. Too much spent on the Rivi to even think about selling. Plus it was her aunt's car from day one. Some ugly pics of the Ford projects below and a few nice ones of the Galaxie. Newer cars are two more '06 Pontiacs a Red Solstice and an orange GTO, an '07 GT500, and 2010 Dodge Ram, Civic, and Pathfinder. I've been very fortunate the past two years with a business. 5 years ago, I was waiting tables at my failing restaurant and watching it go out of business. That was no fun. I don't have any mistresses, don't do drugs and never bet more than $10 on a game. Cars are my vice!
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nice vices .....welcome to the herd
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Mikesen, nice 67. How did you find it in Nevada city. Great looking Galaxie too. I dont live far from you. Im in Wilton by south Sac. I used to work in Wese Sac. back in the 70s. Mike
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It was on Sacramento Craigslist with a tiny little thumbnail photo and one line description. I talked to the lady selling it and she came off as a real car lover with a lot of interesting cars. Since getting it, I've notice a rear sway bar, all new exhaust with flowmasters, front bushings replaced with neoprene and other neat things. I'm always on Craigslist and ebay looking for cool cars and checking on prices for cars like mine. Checked out a 65 Impala SS 4 speed convertible last week, but it needed more work than I wanted to invest in. Price was right, but I wanted a nearly ready to go car and was thinking of putting a newer V8 in a '67, but have decided to keep this one a period correct 400 car. Nice to know there's another goat fan in the area. I hope to get all these projects done in the next two months and have fun with them. Taking the '68 Mustang to Hot August nights in South lake Tahoe/Reno later this summer. Bought the Galaxie there last year and looking to bring one up there to take in the scene. West Sac's a lot different from what it was like in the 70's (thank goodness for that!). Pretty nice place to raise a family (at least in the Southport area).
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I would like to RestoEric a 1971 Riviera...they were a nice car. I'd do it Black on Black with a blown 455 Buick motor.....I had a 73 Riv years ago. 4550lbs the 455 could smoke the tires till it shifted and barked 'em then....



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