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 engine. The options they selected were a four-speed manual transmission, console, factory air conditioning, Soft-Ray tinted windows, power steering, power disc brakes, rally gauge cluster and clock, front and rear mats, AM radio and a factory eight-track tape player. The list price on the order form was $4,664.07, and after the dealer gave a $1,164.07 trade-in for the Briscoe’s 1964 Grand Prix, they financed the balance. Marty was 24 at the time, and Patricia was 21, and as Marty says, “We were finally living the dream, shifting a four-speed 1970 GTO, moving down life’s highway.” Through the years, three sons were born, and other cars came and went, but the GTO was always there. In 2007, they began the process of registering the car with LA customs and collision of Knoxville, Arkansas. The restoration was completed 19 months later. This beautiful GTO is in its as-delivered condition.
Also in the January issue: “Convention Corner 2017” with Gateway GTO Association members Gail and Terry Schott; “Kirban’s Korner” with Dennis Kirban; “Building the Pontiac V8” with Steve Schaefer, “Pontiac Pickers” with Mike Whering; and “Little GTOs” with Tim Sickle.
All this and more—classified ads, the GTOAA Club Store, etc.— in the January issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!