The March 2017 issue of The Legend features the “Top Goat” of Dennis Parus, a Burgundy 1967 GTO convertible, black top and interior, THM 400 transmission, purchased in 1982. As purchased from its sixth owner, it was “a 97,000-mile, oil-burning, oil-leaking, torn convertible top, inoperative A/C and Rally gauges that didn’t work at all old car.” What started as an “I’ll just fix her up and eventually repaint her” project morphed into an 18-month frame-off restoration, with lots of pre-Internet-era NOS parts chasing. The result is was numbers-matching beauty that took first place its class at the 1984 GTOAA Nationals in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Fast-forward to 2003, and Dennis and Marla’s (his wife) embarked on the GTO’s second restoration, though this time it was a frame-on, with a fresh paint job replacing the acrylic lacquer that had begun to crack and spider-web.
Also in the March issue: “Convention Corner 2017” with Mark Melrose; “Kirban’s Korner” with Dennis Kirban; “Mecum Harrisburg 2016” with Vic Schreck; and “Little GTOs” with Tim Sickle.
All this and more—classified ads, the GTOAA Club Store, etc.— in the March 2017 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!