This one stumped me when I was skimming through the Cohort. What the…? And for a second, dmala’s title “GTO/Chevy II” wasn’t helping either. Oh, that GTO; as in the ’04-’07 version built by Holden. Got it!
I know my Holdens pretty well and that resembles none of them, South Africa rebadged everything GM a Chevrolet could it be from there?
Wrong just wrong. If your going to do a rebody do the whole thing. That current roof does not do the angular body lines any favorsthey should have just fixed the wrecked gto or yanked out its exiting bits and tranformed the II with them. Anyone who does these kind of customs should come see mee and Ill kick them squarly in the pills.
Whaaaaaa? How in the world could one graft on a 1966-67 Chevy ll Nova front end on this… this Holden quasi GTO?
It doesn’t work at all, especially when one has difficulty discerning any of these GTO’s from a Cavalier at any distance!
You know what my first impression was? The 1966/67 Barracuda! Now THAT was a sweet little car.
Another guy in Australia put a 1st-gen Firebird front end on a 4th-gen Camaro.
What is the old saying again? “That guy has more money than sense.”
Can =/= Should.
It reminds me of how car lines that’ve been facelifted once too often when they should’ve been replaced by a totally new model ages ago look by the end of the production run, but inside-out.
The rear quarter panels have been changed to gawd knows what but to me its wasted talent either get a Chevy Nova or what ever it was or a Aussie GTO marrying the two together is all wrong.
The curvy roof and square front don’t go well together.The Holden/Vauxhall/Pontiac Monaro/GTO was a great looking car.The Chevy II was but mashing them together hasn’t worked
Depending on who you asked, the GTO was nicknamed either the ‘Goat’ or the ‘Tiger’.
This one’s the ‘Frog’…
I dislike the criticism of the GTO “looking like a Cavalier”. Was it as bold as a Charger, Challenger or Mustang? No. But it had clean styling and looked substantial, it wasn’t indistinguishable from the considerably smaller Cavalier
I don’t like that comparison either. It looks like a long sunfire.
Somebody has too much time on their hands – that’s fer-sure. As to it working…I’d want to see the complete walk-around. The blending of the front clip into the body SEEMS to work based on the one shot.
Reminds me of a backyard-modified S-10 Blazer I saw shambling down the road. He’d grafted a ’55 Chevy front clip onto it, literally pop-riveted the tailfins to the rear quarter…had a stick-on facsimile of a “Nomad” badge stuck on the rear quarters. Yeah, he actually had the lack of shame to drive that pile down a public highway.
This is a neater job but in the same school of thought.
I wish I’d been able to get more shots, but it was hotter than hell and the kids were starting to freak out. The rear angle is even more WTF than the front. The weirdest part was the high quality of the work. It’s not a redneck hack job, someone either has a lot of talent or paid a lot of money to have this done. I think it’s local, I’ll keep an eye out for it and get more shots.
This comes to mind.
No,this is wrong kill them with fire please!
I immediately thought of the shoebird conversions upon seeing this. They work much better since both “donors” used curvy roof lines. I remember when people were commonly building them from steel and more of them were built on the earlier T-bird.
A Holden GTO with a 1970 Goat front end and with Judge regalia would have been more appropriate. I just can’t fathom the connection that someone would make in their brain with a Chevy II and Holden GTO. It’s just plain wrong…..
On top of the travesty is a 69 Camaro-like cowl induction hood.
Yeah the swoopier body of the 68-72 intermediates would be a better match to this roofline. I think that is one of the key things to make these kind of conversions work the 2 cars having a roofline that share a similar theme.
One guy in Quebec created a GTO from a Sunfire, there some pictures at http://amateurdebeauxchars.forumactif.com/t20501p90-15e-gala-d-elegance-de-la-chute-montmorency-2011#271160
That actually doesn’t look to bad to me-It’s something the factory could have done had it not been for 5-mph bumper laws and aerodynamic concerns.
This bothers me in the same way as big heads on small bodies do (think Tom Bergeron on AFV) or commercials where one face morphs into another; it’s unsettling and just plain wrong!
“…big heads on small bodies…”
Kathy Lee Gifford, anyone?
Am I the only one who likes this car? I suppose part of the reason I like it is the apparent quality of the workmanship. But on top of that, It has such a surreal quality to it. Am I in bed dreaming, or am I really sitting in my chair looking at CC?
I like it.
It reminds me of the “Anycar” insurance ads from the ’70s.
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