“No, that’s not a vinyl top. Yes, those are wheel covers. Yes, those are whitewalls.” So begins the story of Tom Losekamps’s two-tone – Tyrol Blue body, Cameo Ivory painted roof – 1967 GTO. Tom bought his Pontiac in 1970 with 30,000 miles on the odometer for $1,645. Like all GTOs, it’s a tire-smoker, but this one, in a word, is rather elegant-looking. Tom, a member of the Ohio Valley GTO Association (host of this year’s GTOAA Nationals) began an eight-year frame-off restoration in 2000. The only modifications from stock are an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold and 750 carburetor (the original Rochester Quadrajet went “missing” two months after it was brought to a local rebuilder). In addition to the paint combination, this GTO is a bit unusual in the build department: manual steering, “4-60 air-conditioning” (4 windows down going 60 mph), wide-ratio four-speed, manual drum brakes
Also in the August issue: “GTOACA Spring Cruise” with Stan Farlow; and “Street Legends Cruise Part 14” with G. Tom Oxler.
All this and more—classified ads, the GTOAA Club Store, etc.—in the August 2019 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!