Not “Lookin’ Fine”: 1969 Pontiac GTO

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A true barn find, this 1969 Pontiac GTO is in need of a lot of cosmetic help. It’s definitely not “lookin’ fine!” It is located in Eastlake, Ohio and offered for sale here on eBay, with bidding a little below $3,500 as I write. Note that the seller has decided it isn’t a Ram Air car as originally noted on the listing.

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The seller apparently doesn’t know (or isn’t telling) anything about the car’s obvious storage period. The photography is about craigslist level as well, so there’s not a lot of detail to be learned from the pictures, It is an enduro nose car, and is showing 96,000 miles. There’s no telling what the car really has, though.

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The underside actually doesn’t look as bad as I expected, although the seller does state that the car needs a new trunk floor. Somehow, I would have expected more floor rust than it has.

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The seller claims the interior is really good. I would have to disagree, and depending on if the floor is as moldy and mildew covered as it looks, it might be time to break out the has-mat suit! I do see air conditioning vents, though, which gave me hope for when I saw the underhood pictures.

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Yup! That’s an air conditioning compressor off to the left. The seller tells us it’s a 400 cubic inch V8, which in 1969 was advertised as being good for either 265 or 350 horsepower, depending on if it’s equipped with a two barrel or four barrel carburetor. I’d be surprised if an air cleaner that large was over a two barrel, so I’m hoping its the 350 horse version. Either way, this is quite a project. Is it one you want to take on? Let us know in the comments, and if any of you are the auction winner, be sure and let us know that as well (and send some pictures!)

 

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Comments

  1. Jim Mc

    Eastlake, OH, eh? Was it actually in the lake itself?

    • Angrymike

      Nope, living here in eastlake Oh for 50 of my 51 years, the humidity is horrendous, and salt brine is the name of the game all winter. I had an 86 Monte SS that was only driven one winter, by 96 after my buddy bought it a friend slowly went through the floor. It’s hard to keep anything nice, unless you park it all winter and drive it daily during the hot humid summers…….

  2. Randy

    Over doing the patina thing a bit.

  3. OJM

    Pass

  4. JW

    As a GTO nut … PASS !!!

  5. paul

    I thought a new nose on these cannot be found any longer? anyone?

  6. Fred W.

    As the song goes…”Wah wa wah wah wahhhh….Wah wa wah wah wah wah…” Which is what you’ll end up saying if you buy this.

  7. Howard A Member

    So, what, does it rain acid in Ohio? About the only part that’s not rusted is the plastic nose. These aren’t exactly rare, but still highly desirable. I’d think for the cost to restore this, you just go and buy one. Lot of work here.

    • brian crowe

      just so you know the nose is not plastic it is a heavy rubber. When I totaled my 69 GTO years ago I kept the whole nose with the headlights and all. I wired it all up so I could turn the headlights on for garage art. By the time I had to get rid of it no one wanted it and after trying to sell it for over a month someone offered $50 and I took it

  8. Jim Mc

    There’s no way to restore this without ending up…..

    ……underwater.

    Tip your veal and enjoy the waitress!

  9. Kevin Murray

    Love goats, however this one’s. way too high..
    Needs to be milked: or will milk u dry. Just sayin

  10. Prowler

    Just a few….
    Interior is in good condition
    Will look great cleaned up….does this guy have the eyesight of Mr Ma goo
    What about the busted out seams…the 2 tone dash and glove box door…
    The glass is all good….really…I doubt it. .I’m sure it’s crystal clear
    Another guy with manure for brains
    One more $60,000 project with a $35,000 ending

  11. Rockin' J

    That is crusty … was it used as a boat mooring?

  12. Loco Mikado

    If a house looked like the interior of this car they would definitely be calling the DEQ guys in white bunny suits.

    “There’s no way to restore this without ending up…..

    ……underwater.”

    Looks like it has been underwater for awhile.

  13. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Original and runs just like the keyboards on here…..wasn’t that a nice way to say it ?

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