Verifying a Numbers matching 70 GTO
new member here and am getting close to purchasing a 1970 GTO that is supposed to be a numbers matching car.
Its not an investment grade car but hopefully a nice driver.
One family owned 60k miles one repaint over the years around 1990, they swear the motor has never been out of the car and they have the PHS docs for it.
All of the numbers I have seem to line up with docs, the vin on the front of the engine matches, the casting number is right, don't have complete date code letters only a 1 and a 9 so I am hoping its for a 69.
The PHS shows it shipped to the dealer on sept of 69 must have been an early 70 model, the heads are date coded aug 69 vin number lines up with data tag built in Arlington TX.
The tag on the trans matches the vin.
I am not super concerned its a numbers matching car but want to get whats advertised so I am trying to figure out all the numbers.
The 2 things that are bothering me are the carb numbers and they are 07040263 which it appears quadrajet part numbers never started with a 0 and the date code on it is 2756 which is the 275th day of 76 but if it was built in 76 the part number would have had a 1 in front instead of a 0, I know there is something weird with it, more than likely its not original and even the seller admits the 3 at the end of the part number indicates it was for a manual trans car and this one is an auto.
The other thing is the date code of the data plate, I think it should be 3 digits and this one has 6 09then an 8 or 3 can't tell then 617 I think, does that make any sense to anybody.
Thanks for any info, like I said its a mid twenties car not an investment but I am trying to do due diligence and not make a mistake.