About

In 1974 I got my driver’s license and had my heart set on a muscle car. In 1976 a neighbor of my then girlfriend (now wife) owned a bronze 66′ GTO. After riding in the 389 four speed Goat, the Pontiac GTO soon became my second love. I knew that a GTO was the car for me!

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After a year of searching the classifieds, I ran across an ad for a 67′ GTO. I spoke to the owner and she told me that her father had given her the car as a graduation present in 1967. Her family needed a station wagon and the GTO had to go. I bought the car after seeing its excellent condition. I drove the GTO until 1987 when I took it off the road due to the uneconomical cost of driving the big V-8. I planned on restoring it to its former glory so I started by sandblasting and painting the frame.

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In 1988 I purchased a 67′ Pontiac Tempest that I intended to use as parts for restoring the GTO. After inspection of the Tempest I decided that it was in too good a condition to be salvaged for parts so I refocused my efforts on its restoration. After its completion, I used the Tempest as a show car and won several awards but I was still determined to finish the Goat.

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Unfortunately other priorities came first and the GTO sat idle for several years. In 2000, with the kids on their own and in college I found that I had the time and money to invest in its complete restoration. This website documents my progress.