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Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default ...... 1966 GTO convertible

Seen and imaged at our regular Friday evening 'Nostalgia Nights'. There was also a black convertible parked next to it but for some reason left before I made these.

Anyway, as we've said before, this was the best design (IMO) ever done by Pontiac and this is a beautiful restore. I couldn't find the owner to get a look at the engine, the car sounded awesome when it came in.

Photos done with E-P3, VF-2 and FT 9-18mm WA lens (more here --- http://tinyurl.com/mcov5vj )











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Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Have to admire the work that goes into these restorations and of course admire the fine images you show us.
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Great stuff Bob.

Took me back to the 60's in SoCal when I used to drive my buddies bright yellow GTO around. He thought I was a 'little' crazy as a driver and wanted fun.
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What great shots of a fabulous looking car.

(Brings back some memories. I had a metallic green two door hardtop. That body still is still one of the best looking ever. Those 66-67 models are such big collectors items now. I keep mine for years, and had more than 100K miles on it, before I sold it for practically nothing during the disastrous Carter administration years of 18 percent inflation, etc. Big gas guzzlers were no longer popular when I sold mine. Then several years later the price for those GTOs starting shooting thru the roof. )
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Steven said, "I had a metallic green two door hardtop."

I had the same color '67 LeMans 326 hardtop (black vinyl), Huntington Beach, CA. We lived 1-mile in from the HB pier....... never had the windows closed on the car or the house and never had the top on the '64 Datsun Fairlady.

Fun times back then and there..... Beach Boys etal PLUS Ken 'The Scouse' was running up and down hwy 101 too. Wonder if we ran across each other a time or two.

I will try the black '67 GTO convertible one night, he comes fairly regular but needs to park where I can get some clean images.

I've created a new gallery of the engines I see there, from 1909 Sears 2-stroke to 750 HP Chevy and about everything between...... 'engines only' here ==> http://tinyurl.com/bmym45e
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Great shots as usual. My cousin's husband had one and I sent those pics to him to bring back some memories. Hope you don't mind Bob.
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Huntington Beach....Might have seen you when I was shooting the pier....with my OM2, not the surfboard.

Did you have hair back then....
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uh hair, yeah did! I look this way because I want to .... LOL! (he tells himself)
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Beautiful shot of a Beautiful car Bob
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Huntington Beach....Might have seen you when I was shooting the pier....with my OM2, not the surfboard.

Did you have hair back then....
I was doing the same in HB with my OM1 (and my surfboard too!)
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