Did you know that 1971 was the final model year for factory-built Pontiac GTO convertibles? Then how do you explain Don Allen’s Monarch Yellow 1972 convertible, the cover car in the September 2020 issue of The Legend? Easy: “The dealers got creative and would help a buyer order a LeMans Sport with all the GTO goodies—Endura bumper, hood scoops, 400 engine, etc., and then made it a ‘GTO’ when it got to the dealership by replacing the decals!” Don explains. Recall that in 1972, the GTO reverted to an option package on the LeMans, just like the 1964 and 1965 models, before getting its own model designation with a distinct VIN number in 1966. Don has owned his GTO for seven years and has done quite a bit of restoration work, using the services of Indiana-based shops like Gibbs Upholstery, The Car Vault (paint) Charles DeLong (mechanical), Miller Auto Care and Stock Restorations.
Also in the September issue: “2020 Original Owner Awards;” “2020 Chapter Awards” with Monica Hooten; and “Meet T-Shirt History” with Terry and Tom Oxler, Connie and Bob Maher and Beth Butcher. All this and more—classified ads, the GTOAA Club Store, etc.—in the September 2020 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!