What A Find!
New here guys and i wasn't a GTO fan until now,here's why...the other day im walkin down a timber company rd about 3 miles from the nearest named rd when i come up on a uninhabited house that,by the looks of it,has.. been that way for quite some time. Well, i look behind the house and notice what looks to be a tin shed through some trees n bushes and my curiosity gets me, I walk over to it and work my way through the briers to get it and finally do after getting torn up.Once inside, i saw the rear of an old, dirty car that said pontiac in the middle and GTO off to the right...to be honest i didn't really know what i was lookin at as far as collectability or year.So i took some pics with my phone so i could look it up when i got home and found out it was a '66. But more about the car...i took some water i had and rubbed a spot on the hood to see if it had any paint on it. Well, after rubbing through the thick layer of crud i found not only did it HAVE paint it had a beautiful burgundy-looking paint!(was this a factory color?)I walked around the entire car and found no rust that i could see, it has no dents, no busted lights, no cracked lenses,and the chrome was still shiny(after i removed the layers of dirt). Next i opened the door which made like a suction sound when i did, guess it hasnt been opened in a while. Inside was dirty but nothing was really messed up...the seats had no wear to them, the carpet was nice and in good condition with (the original?), pontiac floor mats, the dash was perfect,the windows have no cracks or rock dings, and i noticed it had power windows and a/c too. I also noticed it's an automatic but it only has low and drive(powerglide is what someone said it might be?)Oh,and when i opened the hood it has the motor(389)and looks to be a 4brl carb under the air cleaner.All of the belts and hoses are missing, but everything else seems to be in place.The license plate was still on the car with an expiration of 1977 so im assuming it's been sitting up for 30 years.Anyway, can someone tell me about this car...is it rare,collectible,valuable? Are the options it has in it common for its time?Should i try to find the owner and buy it and for how much? What is it worth fully restored?
Last edited by warden717; 03-17-2008 at 01:59 PM.