1965 GTO coupe


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Yes, sometimes you could find a cheap muscle car at winter-jalopy prices! I paid $300 for it, as I recall. It was light blue, missing the grillwork, had plenty of rust, and a big dent in the rear quarters. But it also had a sweet-running 389 4-barrel mill, and a more-fun-than-a-barrel-of-monkeys combination of 4-speed manual trans and 4.11 rear axle. It was a real handful on a snowy road, though...
I always kind of planned on fixing it up, but alas, never got around to it. I did keep it on the road for a couple years, though, and other than the expected replacement of that &%#ed nylon timing gear, never had to put any work to speak of into it. I sold it for exactly what I paid for it, too, so in effect I drove two years for free!
Favorite memory; the look of utter disbelief on the pilots of more than one pristine muscle car when I shut them down with the ratty old Goat! ];-)

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