1970 GTO 455 HO Ram Air TH-400

1970 Pontiac GTO

Technical specifications of Pontiac GTO 1970

Price: US $22,000.00
Item location: Running Springs, California, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: GTO
Type: Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 78200
VIN: 242370Z123429
Color: Calico
Engine size: 455 HO Ram Air
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Power Windows
Fuel: It's a GAS
Transmission: Automatic TH-400
Drive type: Fun
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1970 GTO 455 HO Ram Air ..PHS documented originally built as 455 HO Ram Air..Now '70 Date Code 455 HONot Numbers Matching with 3 speed automatic TH-400with floor shift console..Was originally white with white vinyl top and sandalwood(light beige) interior..California car all it's life..I've owned the car about 16 years..Previousowner had plans to make it into a race car,I bought it pretty much as a shell..I gathered up many parts to piece it back to "As Born With"..I blasted and painted this frame,painted andinstalledthe body,and then was just doing a mock up of other pieces..But got it running,and was fun to drive as-is,never got around to finishing the paint..I call it the "Calico Coupe"..I had this 455 HO motor and 12 bolt rear end set aside for another car,installed in this one about 7 years ago..I've only driven it about 2,000 miles since..
The frame is from a dry never wrecked Cali car..No VIN on frame..I had the original doors,but these now on the car were much nicer..Fenders are aftermarket/reproductions that need some work to fit,need "gaping" at the doors,and a few dings and dents worked out..Front bumper and trunk lid are originals..Both need some repair..Rear bumper is a good core,needs re-chrome..Tail lights are both cracked..Hood is fair to good and has not yet been trimmed to fit the upper Ram Air parts(Ram Air parts pic'd looks complete,the Year One foamseals are new old stock)..Interior: Speedo is not original,original mileage unknown..Was off the road from about mid 90's to about 2012..Seats,carpet,head liner were re-covered/installedabout 7 years ago..The guy did a nice job,but both sail panels need minor attention..New visors and dash cap also 7 years ago..Package tray is getting faded/wrinkled..New door panels,arm rest pads/bases,new head rests added last month..Plastics on the back and bottoms of the bucket seats are old/used vinylsprayed..No radio,kick panels were cut for small speakers,dash bezel un-cut good condition,no dash vents or ducting..Car was originallya non-air condition car,I was trying to convert to OEM AC..But the inside HAVC box is from Chevelle and the vacuumports are different..Car was originally non-tilt wheel,I've added correct tilt steering column..All new door locks and keys..Two pair of keys,door andignition match,then glove box and trunk match..
Motor:'70 455 HO 370 HP 4 Bolt Main XF code..Date code H139 = 8/31/69..Motor was rebuilt about 1991,was on an engine stand until set into this car..I believeit was .030 over..Sounds healthy,runs good..Valve covers are Ansen cast aluminum..Correct heads and intake..Q-Jet carb..Ram Air.. Pic'd is the lower air cleaner and non-RA scoops,I also have/including the upper pan,scoop flappers,bracket and pull cable,and repro open scoops(RA parts shown one of the last pics)..Rear End: 12 Bolt non-Posi 2.71 (original was 12 Bolt non-Posi 3.07 ratio)Transmission: 3 Speed TH-400 Automatic..It takes off well,has a crisp 2nd and 3rd gear shift,and with the 2.71 rear gears it is a freeway friendly..Recent re-seal and filter,has drain plug type pan..Exhaust: '70 date code Ram Air manifolds(OEM not repros)..Slight over sized 2 1/2" Pypes full stainless steel,with X pipe and over sized stainless tips..Sounds good,not too loud..Suspension: Rubber body mount bushings,but all suspension bushings are urethane..Ball joints,center-link,idler arm,tie rod ends all replaced(but went with larger/stronger '71 size tie rod ends)..Rear has Genuine Suspension Anti-Hop Bars with boxed lower arms and stock anti-sway bar..Front anti-sway bar is over-size 1 1/4"..If that bugs you,I can swap for a stock 1 1/8"..Looks jacked up,but rear springs are stock height,fronts are cut stock springs,making it way low..I think a pair of 2" drop rear springs would get the rake just right..KYB shocks all around..Brakes: Stock typeslotted/cross drilled11" front disc,stock rear cast iron drums..All new brake lines and hoses..New Master Cylinderand Vacuum Booster..Fuel: New fuel,vapor,return lines..New stainless steel gas tank(shinny),stainless sending unit and straps..Radiator: Aluminum..New hoses..Body: Though it was a Cali car,it was a vinyl top car with some typical rust at the rear window to trunk lid panel..I replaced that panel,and triedto eliminate the evidence of a vinyl top..There was also minor rust at the corners of the rear of each rear wheel arch,small patch cut-n-welded..Current red paint is starting to fade,might wet sand and paint other parts to match..Better to just paint everything..That's a Porsche Red anyway..Wheels/Tires: Centerline Convo Pros 15x6 with 215/65 fronts,and 15x8-1/2 with 275/60 rears..Wheels are about 15-16 years old,tires are about 2 years with maybe 600 miles..I was running 16" Torq Thrust wheels,but tires started showing cracks this past fall,so robbed these from my El Camino..

"AS BORN OPTIONS": PHS shown in 2nd to last pic..VIN: 242 (GTO ) 37 (Hard Top/Coupe) 0 (1970) Z (built in Freemont Calif) 123429 (Run Number)Color: C1 =(C) Polar White code 10 with (1)White Vinyl Top..Trim: 57 =257 Sandalwood
4 BBL 455 HO code 344..Turb/Hyd code 351.. 3 Speed TH-400..G70x14 WhiteLetter Fiber Glass Tires code TPL.. (now Centerlines)AM Radio Push Button code 401..Mirror-Remote code 444..Steering Wheel Formula code 464..(like a T/A wheel with a different horn emblem)Wheels Rally 2 code 474..Clock Electric code 492.. (clock does not work)Console code 494..Power Steering code 501..Power Brake Disc code 502..Glass Soft Ray All..code 531..(note that I'll include new/repro upper and side front window trim,and a 4 piece good used rear set of trim..Power Windows code 551..(fronts work well,rears are slow)Vent Power Flow code 588..(now partial converted to OEM style AC,but not correct)Air Inlet-Hood code 601..(this is the Ram Air added code to the 455 HO)Springs Shocks R/H (road handling?) code 621..Guards door edge code 684..(not included with the car)Battery Heavy Duty code 692..MoldingWheel Openings code 694..(not included with the car)Emission Evaporation System(EES) California smog,just a charcoalcanister that the tank vapors through..It's mounted to the radiator support,connected to the tank,not yet connected to the motor/vacuum/PCV system..At least these years did not get a smog pump..
This car is fun to drive,has a great start to being a nice driver..I just have too many car projects,getting too old to finish them,and want to concentrate on my convertible..As ugly as this is,funny how I get complemented every time I drive it..It could go closer to original,or since it's not a numbers match,could go towards the LS Resto-Mod trend..If you don't like the motor,I can use it in a '70 convertible..You don't like the Pypes Stainless Exhaust,I can use it..You don't like the Centerline wheels,I'll find a home for them..Included are the Ram Air parts,one of the last pics(looks complete),window trim as noted,set of new weather strip for doors,above side windows,trunk,hood..Listing is as a buy-now or offer as pic'd and noted,but if offer is less wheels,or motor,please contact me beforemaking an offer..
I'm in Running Springs,CA 92382(think Big Bear/Arrowhead Lakes area) about 100 mileseast of Los Angeles..Possible personal delivery for extra cost up to 400 miles of my ZIP..Please e or call if questions or to view..$300.00 pay pal deposit due with-in 24 hours,balancedue with-in 7 days,or at pick up which ever is first..Shipping is buyer's responsibility,but I'd meet with the carrier with-in 30 miles of my 92382 ZIP..No out of USA sales unless you are paying cash in person..Clear clean title in hand..Current Cali tags good to 2020..
Added Note 6/26:My previous listing for this car was with stick shift/manual transmission..Of a few that seemed most interested,they wanted it converted/reverted back to TH400 automatic,it is now re-listed with 3 speed automatic TH-400(as born with)..I'll add a few more interior pics soon..
Thanx.Keith cell 714-746-5930 audio only no text

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