Green Goat In The Shed: 1970 Pontiac GTO

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Sometimes with a classic barn find, we really have to venture into the unknown, because there are times when the owner just doesn’t give us a lot of information. This 1970 Pontiac GTO is a perfect example, as we’re not told a lot, and the photos are also lacking. Still, let’s blunder on regardless. The GTO has currently received some pretty spirited bidding, and while that has pushed the price up to $6,100, the reserve hasn’t been met. You will find the GTO located in Avon, New York, and listed for sale here on eBay.

If you are looking for lots of photos here, I’m sorry, but this is your lot for external shots. They do paint a relatively positive picture, as the car looks like it is in pretty fair condition. Certainly, under that layer of dust, the Pepper Green paint seems to have a pretty decent shine to it, and it doesn’t appear as though there is any visible rust. We don’t get any indication about the frame or floors, so hopefully, the owner will be willing to answer questions regarding those.

The condition of the interior looks really encouraging, but it will look a lot better once the carpet has been returned to the house from which it was removed. Apart from that, the dash and pad look good, as do all of the upholstered surfaces. The GTO has been fitted with an aftermarket radio/cassette player, but it doesn’t look like the dash has been cut to fit this. It shouldn’t be too hard to source an original radio to fit in its place.

The owner refers to this as a basic GTO, so that means that under the hood is the 350hp 400ci V8 engine, which is backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Once again, we really are in the dark here, as the owner gives us no information on the state of the engine, or whether it even turns freely. The other thing that we don’t know is just how long the GTO has been inactive for, which could have an impact on how much work is going to be required before it can be returned to the road.

The outwards appearance of this 1970 GTO looks quite promising, and if this does turn out to be a fair indication of the actual vehicle condition, then this is a car with a lot of potential. Good examples are fetching some good money today, so it looks like it would be worth the effort to try to contact the owner and see if he is willing to answer a few questions.

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  1. DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

    Shag carpet?

    I see evidence of rodent activity. For some reason, the pesky critters love to spread bits of pink fiberglass insulation around.

    Certainly one of the least informational of eBay listings for a potentially popular car. ID/Trim tag photos are not included.

    Brand new eBay seller, zero feedback/transactions. Also has this Firebird listed:
    On that listing, there is a strangely illogical photo of another car included. Also a minimal info listing.

    The GTO is currently bid to $9400, not yet at the reserve.

    Watch your step here!

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    • PRA4SNW

      When I bought my Corvette, it had that same shag carpeting in it, which got replaced with a correct carpet set. And, yes, when the rodents invaded the HVAC system, the fan housing was filled with pink insulation from the garage.

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  2. stillrunners

    That firewall looks funny…but hey – what do I know ? Not sure if this is being sold by the owner….as nice as it is-why would a picture of another car be shown ?

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  3. RoughDiamond

    A ’70 GTO with a factory 4-speed is not that common. The aftermarket Sun tach looks out of place in the dash, but at least there is a tach. Spirited bidding with so few pictures and information equals having the discretionary income to roll the dice and hope for the best. I’m glad there are those who can do that.

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  4. JC

    Up to 13k but reserve not met…reserve is probably set unrealistically.

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  5. Nate

    The firewall does look odd but at closer look, the entire engine seems to be pushed to the drivers side and the upper radiator hose agrees. Plus is been sprayed black and original would have been the same as the body color. I was always told that this style was called Judge and the older square style was the Goat?

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