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Highlights, April 2021 Issue, The Legend

Marvin Rettle’s stunning 1967 resto-mod—black with a red interior, took 23 years to retore, including a few false start. But combining his son Jesse’s mechanical expertise with the skills of three excellent shops—Sampson Restoration, Elite Performance, Gear Guys, Frank’s Upholstery and Hot Rod Garage, all near Marvin’s home in the ...

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Highlights, March 2021 Issue, The Legend

It’s baaaaaack! Thomas Brumley’s Signet Gold/gold interior/black vinyl top four-speed 1967 hardtop—bought new in 1967, sold a few years later, then reacquired from the second owner, who had done a frame-off restoration. The car is still numbers-matching (except for the transmission). Tom changed over to Rally I wheels, redline tires ...

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Highlights, February 2021 Issue, The Legend

Christmas was two months ago; nevertheless, the February issue of The Legend features two red GTOs—a 1965 and a 2005—both owned by Santa! Harry Santa, that is. Harry acquired his tri-power, 4-speed classic Goat in 1978. The car had been sitting on the street for a year in front of ...

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Highlights, January 2021 Issue, The Legend

How do I look in blue (this is not a political statement!)? Jeff Williams’ 1971 455 GTO is all-blue, and the story behind it is, well, astounding. The car passed through two of Jeff’s brothers before he acquired and restored it, which isn’t unusual when one considers that he is ...

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Highlights, December 2020 Issue, The Legend

Of course there’s a red (well … “maroon,” and it’s a 2007 Ford color, most likely Redfire Metallic) GTO on the cover of the December issue of The Legend. It’s Christmas! Gordon Smith’s 1964 resto-mod convertible is a stunning example of a barn find transformation, a frame-off restoration that took ...

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Highlights, November 2020 Issue, The Legend

Purple Chevy (or Ford or Mopar) Eater: Bob Stewart’s 1967 Plum Mist/white vinyl hardtop GTO represents a rare color combination. Bob restored it in 2003-2004, with a few refreshes in the years since then. If a picture says 1,000 words, the photos below say many, many more. But they don’t ...

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Highlights, October 2020 Issue, The Legend

Gordon Gondek’s 1967 hardtop GTO is a beautiful example of a Resto Mod.  While it looks stock except for the Cragar S/S wheels, pop the hood or sit in the driver’s seat, and you’ll quickly realize that this classic is equipped with all the goodies that make it a reliable ...

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