The #1 car-I-always-wanted was a 1966 or 1967 GTO. Failing that, a '65 woulda been great too. When I was a junior in high school(69-70), a local guy who was half-owner of a local machine shop had a great looking 65 with a blow engine- blue(we used to call it electric blue) with white vinyl interior, not a dent or mark on it. Beautiful car!
I tried to buy it from him for *years*- he just wouldn't sell, kept saying he would swap in a new engine & fix it back up some day. But he never did.
The paint finally gave up the fight with the gosh-awful hot Texas sun, the interior all split, cracked, & turned to trash, while the exteror turned to rust. Last time I saw it was around 1980-82, it was pitiful by then. Later I heard that it went for scrap.
Bless all real GTO's wherever they are!
[ August 14, 2006, 11:15 PM: Message edited by: Stuart Hughes ]