1971 Pontiac GTO - My First Car
Bought the car when I was 15
Work Done By RodsShop
I had always rode a motorcycle but as I knew I was approaching 16, I figured I would start looking for a car. My parents has a 1972 Pontiac LeMans, and that car could burn the tires at 30mph just by stomping the gas pedal. The speedometer registered 140mph and it could do it easy. You could be running 100 mph and barely be touching the gas pedal. So you know what kind of car I wanted, right?
So I began my search with no luck. So one day pulling into a Honda motorcycle shop to get some parts for my bike. I told my dad that I just don't even want a car, if I can't find what I want, then forget it. Well this motorcycle shop started selling used cars on its lot. And my dad saw my car first and asked. You wouldn't want that car there? Well I bought my car for $950 that day and I still have it.
I drove it as it was for a while but as all teenage guys in that time period did, I had to beef it up, make stand out. I built the whole drivetrain up, then started on the body. The interior was in excellent shape so nothing much to do there. I first got the body ready and drove it and raced it in primer. But I decided that it was time to make a real statement and as you can see, I did...
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