Book Review

Collector’s Guide to GTO 1964-1974

gtorestoration0190-smallThis book published by Iconografix and written by Paul Zazarine.

This is a real collector’s guide. It tells the unsuspecting what to look for. When you go out to look for a car, any car you need to know what the problem areas are. After you have bought a couple of cars and tore them apart you will have a good idea but you still won’t know about them all and that is EXPENSIVE. Here is a start to what the author tells you: “The body shell has a variety of rust-prone areas. Around the lower rear window, water entered the body through the trim molding clip piercings. This area was especially bad in 1966-1967 because…

Zazarine also emphasizes car condition. How many times have you heard someone say pay for a quality car, it is cheaper than a restoration? This is almost always true, as long as it was a quality restoration. This book will help you make that determination. Although the focus is on GTOs much of what is given in the way of information is applicable to any car.

This book even contains a Star Rating system for every year and desirable option of the GTO. The more stars the higher the desirability and value. There are also production numbers and codes as well as useful history.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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