Authenticity getting your goat? This updated second edition now includes additional GTO models from 1971 and 1972! Determine the proper part numbers with this detailed, accurate, year-by-year guide showing you the right way to do a full-scale restoration. Over 1,000 photos, part numbers, codes and color charts from original factory literature point out what goes where, what parts are good or bad, and the best way to put them together. 2nd ed.
How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration-engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to completely restore your GTO, step-by-step.
Collector's Originality Guide: Pontiac GTO 1964-1974 provides a bumper-to-bumper look at every component that makes the GTO a classic, from the distinctive taillights of the 1964 GTO to the Radial Tuned Suspension of the 1974 model. Year by year, component by component, you'll discover a comprehensive and useful guide on factory specifications for restoring, re-energizing, and simply admiring the pride of Pontiac.
When the Pontiac GTO debuted in the fall of 1963, few people could have predicted that the landscape of the performance car would be changed forever. With the new GTO, a genre of automobiles was born that combined image, character, and "muscle." 515,797 GTOs rolled off assembly lines from 1963 through 1974; it’s undeniable just how influential these cars were. What Pontiac couldn't have predicted was just how collectible the GTOs would be decades later. Author Peter Sessler dissects the GTO and presents critical data including engine and transmission codes, rear axle identification, exterior and interior colors, options, production numbers, and VIN decoding. If you're at a car show and someone asks you what the distributor number is on your GTO, open this book and find the answer. Correctly restoring a GTO is no easy matter. With this book you take a giant step toward understanding just what components are needed to bring your old Goat back to life. Possessing this much data is a surefire way to become a GTO expert. It even fits in your back pocket!
Illustrated GTO Buyers Guide Paul ZazarineComplete coverage of this classic of the muscle car era! Contains year-by-year descriptions of each model produced 1964-1972, plus technical specifications and options lists. Provides comprehensive ratings for each models rarity and collectibility, plus estimates of its value today and in the near future. Sftbd., 7 1/4x 9 1/4, 128 pgs., 186 b&w ill.
Chevrolet’s answer to Pontiac’s GTO, the Chevelle was General Motors’ muscle car for the masses. With an abundance of Chevelles today awaiting restoration, this Motorbooks Original Series title detailing factory-correct replacement parts is sure to prove extremely valuable to enthusiasts. The abundance of information—serial and engine numbers, paint codes, trim, options, and technical tips—featured here are essential to enthusiasts interested in achieving an authentic restoration. The author’s expert advice is sure to help readers avoid the pitfalls that can often ruin an otherwise successful restoration. Lavishly illustrated with exclusive color photography to emphasize all of the information described.
The high-water mark of the muscle car era is usually credited as 1970, and for good reason; Chevrolet was now stuffing high-powered 454 engines into Chevelles. Adding a larger displacement above the still-available 396 (402) offered buyers the option to order the most powerful production car of that era. The 1970-1972 Chevelles remain the most collectible of the model to this day. Author and historian Dale McIntosh pairs with restoration expert Rick Nelson to provide this bible of authenticity on the legendary 1970, 1971, and 1972 Chevelle models. Everything about restoring your Chevelle back to bone-stock is covered meticulously, including step-by-step instructions for chassis and interior restoration. Understanding date variances on parts applicable to the build date of your Chevelle is vital to a factory-correct restoration, and including them in this book provides a depth of coverage on these cars that is unequaled. Restoring a 1970-1972 Chevelle back to concours correct takes a certain amount of expertise. Thankfully, Rick and Dale have done a lot of the heavy lifting on the research side. With this authenticity guide, you can be confident that you have all the correct components and options accurately and expertly represented for your stock restoration. These fine details put the Chevelle Restoration and Authenticity Guide 1970-1972 a cut above the rest.