There’s a lot that isn’t there with this GTO, but there’s some pretty neat stuff that is (like the nose above, if it’s an original one). Thanks to Barn Finds reader Olaf E. for this cool find! It’s advertised here on craigslist for $3,500 and is located in Houston, Texas.
The GTO looks like it’s been in this shelter for a while. I wish we knew more details about the car, but the seller is a classic craigslist person of few words. They do say they have PHS documentation–if you’re not familiar with it, that’s similar to the Marti Report you can get for Ford products that provides production details as the car was originally built.
I’m not exactly sure what happened back here, but it wasn’t good. It looks like someone tried to “fix” things.
There’s a lot missing here. However, what I can see of the floor looks pretty darn solid. Who knows, let’s be optimistic and think that’s a new exhaust system on the right. Of course, there’s nothing to hook it to. What’s that? You wanted an engine? Oh well, this isn’t your car. So begin the calls for late model drive train transplants. You won’t have to worry about having a transmission in the way as well, because it isn’t there either.
Ah, but there are some treasures in the trunk. I’m not sure if there are enough treasures here plus the car to justify the $3,500, but since this is on craigslist, we all know that’s probably the start of negotiations. What do you think is a fair price for this GTO, and would you restore it to original specifications with replica/original parts, or would you restomod it into something more modern? This is one case where I’d want it back original, but I’m not sure that this is the car to start with. Am I wrong? Maybe you want to buy it at that price? Discuss, Barn Finds readers!