September 16, 2009

GTVs.

To partly explain the lack of new content on this site, here is what I've been up to:

I purchased this 1973 GTV last May. It was parked decades ago; at some point or time somebody needed a spark plug and pulled it from this car, not bothering to put anything in its place. Year after year of being left open seized the engine. Winter after winter of Utah snow left an amazing amount of rust everywhere on the car. Summer after summer of Utah heat destroyed the interior. And year after year of being left untouched in the corner of a lot turned the car into a rolling beehive. Still, it has some valuable parts on it and I'm slowly stripping it.
Second is the car that's benefitting from the above, my long-term project 1966 GTV. It's slowly coming together and looking and more like a real car as opposed to a nicely-shaped piece of metal.
2000cc engine from a 1978 Spider I used to have, it will be carbureted once I get around to installing everything:

3 comments:

I. R. Rothwell said...

Looks like it's coming along nicely.

a.b. murray said...

where in Utah does one find cars like this?

I'm not native, but just recently started looking around for an old project car...and have no clue, really, where to start.

The GTV is looking good though.

Ronan said...

Murray - GTVs aren't exactly common but there are some left to be snatched up, it depends on what exactly you're looking for; what years, what condition, etc.