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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 19, 7:18 PM Thread Starter
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1970 Pontiac GTO Estimate

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Looking for some more help on evaluating the value of a GTO for sale. Itís a green on green with a black vinyl top. 4 speed manual 400 block with AC car. It has been painted within the past two years, but some of the clear is starting to bubble already (red flag!). Iíve been told the car is mechanically sound. I need to confirm the transmission and motor are original to the car. Heís asking 25k. Ultimately, Iíd like to drive this one for a while then sell it.






















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Not an extremely rare car but looks like a decent survivor car with a fresh paint job, I usually donít like that as fresh paint is usually hiding issues. $25k? Seems a bit overpriced to me. Maybe if it was rust free convertible or a RA III car or 455 car. I donít believe the ultra rare RAIV were available with A/C. Should be a code WT and have #12 heads cast on center exhaust ports. STD 350 hp 400.

How is the underbody, any rust issues? Should be able to scrap off grease around front passenger timing cover area to see if VIN stamp matches the car. The Muncie should have vin stamp on it as well. Most 400 GTOís received the 10 bolt BOP rear. 455 cars got the Chevy 12 bolt this year. More than likely a M20 wide ratio and freeway gears as an A/C car.
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Not an extremely rare car but looks like a decent survivor car with a fresh paint job, I usually donít like that as fresh paint is usually hiding issues. $25k? Seems a bit overpriced to me. Maybe if it was rust free convertible or a RA III car or 455 car. I donít believe the ultra rare RAIV were available with A/C. Should be a code WT and have #12 heads cast on center exhaust ports. STD 350 hp 400.



How is the underbody, any rust issues? Should be able to scrap off grease around front passenger timing cover area to see if VIN stamp matches the car. The Muncie should have vin stamp on it as well. Most 400 GTOís received the 10 bolt BOP rear. 455 cars got the Chevy 12 bolt this year. More than likely a M20 wide ratio and freeway gears as an A/C car.

Thanks for your feedback. I figured it wasnít too rare. Iím not a fan of the new paint as well. Iím going to go check out the car in person to confirm the motor and trans. I figured it wouldnít have a 12 bolt.




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What state did the car come from? The plate is from the mid to late-70ís.

Is it just the clear coat thatís bubbling or is there any under the paint? With the paint issues, $25,000 is all itís money, if there is no underlying rust. If there is, Iíd walk away.

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Thanks for your feedback. I figured it wasnít too rare. Iím not a fan of the new paint as well. Iím going to go check out the car in person to confirm the motor and trans. I figured it wouldnít have a 12 bolt.




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I also forgot to mention the AC doesnít work.


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There was a really rare VOE, vacuum operated exhaust option on some early 70 GTOís but GM cancelled that option quite early. Thereís even an old promo commercial marketing the very feature. Believe it opened up a chamber on the mufflers for a raspy note?

Hereís the old commercial....found it!


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What state did the car come from? The plate is from the mid to late-70ís.



Is it just the clear coat thatís bubbling or is there any under the paint? With the paint issues, $25,000 is all itís money, if there is no underlying rust. If there is, Iíd walk away.



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I do believe itís a CA car as the original owner is in CA


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There was a really rare VOE, vacuum operated exhaust option on some early 70 GTOís but GM cancelled that option quite early. Thereís even an old promo commercial marketing the very feature. Believe it opened up a chamber on the mufflers for a raspy note?


Very cool! I doubt this one has it, as itís duel tips are in the trunk and not on the car.


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If the paint issue is not related to either rust or poor prep I'd say for the price ( assuming it is negotiable) is not too far out of line. Now Im going to knock it down a few pegs. The interior and exterior colors are not the greatest. The exhaust tips are fugly along with the woodgrain dash. The exhaust is an easy fix. The dash not so much. Thank God the wood dash thing died a quick death.
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Very cool! I doubt this one has it, as itís duel tips are in the trunk and not on the car.


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If itís a truly rust free CA car, and not full of bondo or hiding any severe collision damage, I might pay 10-15k for that. Still looks to need a frame off to be perfect. When the last time it was registered and regularly driven?
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Anybody notice anything out of place/ a goof in that GTO commercial?

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If itís a truly rust free CA car, and not full of bondo or hiding any severe collision damage, I might pay 10-15k for that. Still looks to need a frame off to be perfect. When the last time it was registered and regularly driven?

Itís a solid runner and driver. Everything works. Most frame off cars I see listed are around 30k.


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What state did the car come from? The plate is from the mid to late-70ís.



Is it just the clear coat thatís bubbling or is there any under the paint? With the paint issues, $25,000 is all itís money, if there is no underlying rust. If there is, Iíd walk away.



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I was told itís just the clear on the fiberglass nose
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