It’s pretty obvious that this one has been put away for a while–since 1999 to be exact, according to the seller (who goes by the eBay name carhoarder)! Surprisingly, they have actually owned the car since 1975, so there’s a lot of history that goes with it. The car is currently in South Hackensack, New Jersey and is listed for sale here on eBay, where the thoroughness of the listing and the lack of a reserve already has bidding up to $12,600.
It’s pretty obvious that unless you love the “rat” look, this car will need some cosmetic refurbishment prior to putting it back on the road. That black fender in the top picture is said to be NOS, although why it was needed isn’t known. The seller has included some nice pictures and even took some of the small rust holes on the underside of the car.
Here’s one of the pictures they’ve included of the rust on the outside surfaces. Certainly nothing that can’t be fixed, but it’s nice that you are aware of it going in.
Here’s one of those underside shots. There’s enough heavy pitting on some of the cross members that I’d want to address it quickly, but the seller is correct in that there aren’t many holes, and what is there isn’t very big. So there’s hope!
Pontiac wasn’t exactly modest when they were advertising the 1970 GTO. Dubbed “The Humbler,” the wide-track brand felt that the car was “dazzling”, and delivered a “basso burble” from the optional performance exhaust. Can you imagine a car advertised like that now? I’d love to see it!
When I first saw the interior, I thought it wasn’t too bad, but then I started looking at what is either mold, mildew, or something worse on the steering wheel and on some of the other interior panels. Lots of heavy cleaning in order before you can determine what can and can’t be restored, refurbished or just reused. It’s nice to know that you would be doing this to a decked-out car, with air conditioning, power disc brakes, power steering and a limited slip differential.
Here we have the Pontiac 400 cubic inch V8. The seller tells us it does turn over, but won’t start at the present time (they suspect a tune up would have it running). I’m thinking that unless it was put away with the fuel drained, and there’s no sign of that, you are going to have quite a task ahead of you cleaning out the crud that will have accumulated. But perhaps that’s a task you are willing to take on for the privilege of driving “The Humbler?”