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In the April 2017 issue of The Legend

The April 2017 issue of The Legend features Jorge Pineda’s modified 2004 GTO, which came with the rare but—perhaps not so oddly—non-marketed and un-advertised W40 40th Anniversary package: Pulse Red paint and red interior accents. Only 800 of this special edition new-gen GTO were produced. Jorge, a member of California’s ...

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In the March 2017 issue of The Legend

The March 2017 issue of The Legend features the “Top Goat” of Dennis Parus, a Burgundy 1967 GTO convertible, black top and interior, THM 400 transmission, purchased in 1982. As purchased from its sixth owner, it was “a 97,000-mile, oil-burning, oil-leaking, torn convertible top, inoperative A/C and Rally gauges that ...

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In the February 2017 issue of The Legend

The February 2017 issue of The Legend features Richard Jennings’ two 1965 GTO convertibles, purchased together in January 1981. It took 35 years to restore both of these stunning machines, which are seen frequently in local parades. Both are equipped with automatic transmissions, which prevents inexperienced parade drivers from burning ...

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In the January 2017 issue of The Legend

The January 2017 issue of The Legend features Marty and Patricia Briscoe’s Original-Owner 1970 GTO. Marty and Patricia purchased the car in September 1969 from Rye Motor Company in Russellville, Arkansas. They special-ordered a a base model hardtop in Atoll Blue with a matching blue interior and the standard 400 ...

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In the December 2016 issue of The Legend

The December 2016 issue of The Legend is a tribute to Jon Wacholtz, GTOAA Concours Chairman, who died at the end of September at age 66. Jon is fondly remembered by colleagues and friends. Also in the December issue: “Convention Corner 2017” with Gateway GTO Association members Gail and Terry ...

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In the November 2016 issue of The Legend

The November 2016 issue of The Legend features Lonnie Overbeck’s Tyrol Blue, frame-off-restored 1967 GTO hardtop. This beauty is Lonnie’s second GTO; his first was purchased new in July 1967, when he was 21, and recently discharged from the U.S. Navy. He had that GTO for only four years, trading ...

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In the October 2016 issue of The Legend

The October 2016 issue of The Legend features Jon Mannila’s stunning Pro Touring 1968 GTO, which began as a “quick flip purchase” and soon snowballed into a full-blown Pro Touring build. Jon, founder and owner of MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration and Speed Shop in Eugene, Ore., considers this GTO his ...

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