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1967 Pontiac GTO "Rubber Check" Drag Car

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Odometer: 0 Miles
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Transmission: A833 HEMI 4 SPEED
Convertible: N/A
Advert No: 017061



Description:

1967 Pontiac GTO Nostalgia Drag Car. "RUBBER CHECK". Powered by a 400 Pontiac big block, 4-speed, 12-bolt rear end. Runs 12 flat in the quarter with the tires in the air in 1st gear and again in 2nd. This P.H.S. documented GTO was restored and slightly modified for competition. The car is uncut and built in the true spirit of a 1960''s drag car. OLD SCHOOL. The body was stripped and refinished in the original Regimental Red with black interior and black painted pinstripes. The engine is the WT 4-speed block with all "top shelf" components from Eagle, JE Pistons, Isky, Fluidampr, ARP, Edelbrock, Clevite, Total Seal, etc. The cylinder heads are stock and uncut "670" castings with all new components from SI, Harland Sharp, and ARP. Vintage Cal Custom valve covers top off the valvetrain.The McLeod "soft-loc" clutch and aluminum flywheel are inside a Lakewood scattershield. The transmission is another period correct upgrade. A Chrysler Hemi A833 four speed was installed for it''s incredible strength. This was a common installation in big block, high horsepower GM cars in the late 60''s and 70''s. A Hurst competition plus shifter helps you row through the gears. The 12-bolt rear is a Pontiac with Strange axles, lightweight spool, gears and c-clip eliminator kits. The housing was stripped and trued in a jig. The left hand main cap is a fitted billet unit. The rear suspension is the most obvious period correct upgrade. It was common in those days to remove the stock lower control arms and weld up a new set 5 feet long and attach them to an additional crossmember under the drivers seat. This car has excellent weight transfer and hooks hard. These nostalgia style lower control arms originally came off a friends 1966 GTO that ran 9.80''s in the quarter mile. The upper control arms are Morrison adjustable units coupled with Hop Stop bars. The Pontiac Rally II wheels are a "one-off" creation from Wheel Vintiques. 15 X 5 and 15 X 10''s.The Rubber Check Drag Car has a stellar racing history to go along with it''s stellar appearance. This purpose built nostalgia drag car was built in a 100 year old hay barn in eastern San Luis Obispo county in 1995 on the banks of Indian Creek and quickly became the highest profile bracket car in central California. The car has run at Famoso in Bakersfield, LACR in Palmdale, Inyokern in Ridgecrest, Sears Point in Sonoma, Firebird in Arizona, Fontana, Sacramento and Las Vegas. It is deadly consistant and was frequently the highest ranked stick shift car at various track series. Finishing in the top 5 several years in it''s career. Rubber Check participated in the Flowmaster Big Bucks series, Summit ET series, Craftsman ET series, Pontiac Drag Days series, Goodguys events and also the California Hot Rod Reunion. In addition to numerous grudge nites and exhibitions. This nostalgia drag car was invited by Greg Sharp (NHRA''s museum curator) to the California Hot Rod Reunion in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006. The crowd always enjoys hearing an "Old School" 4-speed car power-shift down the quarter mile.This high profile drag car also carried a top shelf list of local, national and international sponsors. Never fewer than 19 in any year. They included Flowmaster, HPC, JE Pistons, Harland Sharp, ARP, Fluidampr, Bear signs, Bethel''s Goat Farm, Crown Plating, Air Inlet Systems, Be Cool, Rainbow Painting, D&D Parts Exchange, PRW Steel, San Luis Radiator, The Muffler Shop, Big O Tires, Wheel Vintiques and lots more. Most of these sponsors stayed on for 75% or more of the cars career. Rubber Check''s exposure was not just limited to racing and sponsorship. This car was featured on TV, radio, dozens of newspaper articles, several times in NHRA''s National Dragster, and POCI''s Smoke Signals. The pedigree of the Rubber Check Nostalgia Drag Car is long and full of history. High bidder will also receive the log books, run cards, hero cards, clutch adjustment tool, 2 additional HPC coated JE pistons and an orientation from the owner and builder. All the lettering on the car is in vinyl and is easily removed if that is your desire.


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