The January 2015 issue of The Legend features Dan Varner’s 1970 GTO, which is an unrestored original car with only 14,000 miles. This Cardinal Red hardtop was ordered new on October 22, 1969 in Pennsylvania. It is virtually unchanged from the day it rolled off the assembly line in Oshawa, Ontario (Canada) that year with the exception of a front bumper repaint and the necessary maintenance to keep it safe for road travel. The car’s second owner, who bought it in 1987 with only 13,000 miles showing on the odometer, drove it only 13 miles and then put it on jack stands in a heated garage. He started the car monthly and change the oil faithfully two times he year until he sold it in March 2000. Dan’s GTO is nicely optioned with a four-speed transmission, Rally II wheels, hood tach, and Safe-T-Track differential. He says that he will “leave it the way it is and continue to take it out to car shows for others to see and enjoy.”
Also in the January issue: “Convention Corner 2015” with Bill Sanders, representing the Indy GTO Association, which, with the Pontiacs of Southeastern Indiana, is co-hosting next year’s Nationals in Columbus, Indiana; “Hurst Memories,” with Dennis Kirban; “Outlaw Run Beyond the Book Series, Part 7,” with Jim Weicherdling; “How Many GTOs Survive?” with Jeff Lovich; “Roller Camshafts,” with Steve Schaeffer; and “Little GTOs,” with Tim Sickle.
All this and more—and the new GTOAA Club Store, now operated by Custom Auto Apparel—in the January 2015 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!