I bought the GTO because I wanted a to do a frame up rebuild with my son. He's really into cars (12 years old, going on 30).
I bought it and brought it home and realized it needed LOTS of work. My son found a 1971 LeMans for peanuts that was not rusted, but had no interior, the engine was not complete, so it seemed a good match.
This was all in the middle of a Georgia summer, so I didn't have much time to really look at either of them, I just bought them.
So this is what I have:
A. A very body rusted 1971 GTO, but the frame, engine, tranny, etc are solid.
B. The body and frame of a 1971 LeMans. The engine is missing half its parts. The interior is stripped out as they wanted to make it a dragster.
The only thing I care about is getting the GTO up and running.
When I first brought the GTO home, I had delusions of a full restoration. Two things killed that for me. The amount of body rust and interior decay, and I'm not real fond of the original colors.