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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Fri May 20, 2011 12:21 am

Yesterday I was told by a buddy (he sold me my '73 Buick wagon) of mine about this '73 Pontiac wagon around here locally. So I had to take a look. I'm still learning a lot about the A bodies. But I don't think there was an option for a GTO LeMans wagon, was there?

It's a pretty crusty car (the pictures make it look nicer). The paint is cracking and flaking in places, there is bondo in various places along with rust in the doors, someone had taken black trim parts and painted them with cheep white paint (almost looks like house paint), thus it is flaking off like a sunburn. The 400 in there is sold and sounds healthy. There was a very STRONG order of mildew, when you sat on the seats, then went "crunch" under the cheep K-Mart style seat covers. It is not a totally rotten car BUT if driven as a daily driver and not attented to, it will become a rolling wreck.








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Re: 1973 Pontiac Lemans wagon GTO clone

Post by 74chick on Fri May 20, 2011 2:03 am

Given that in '73 the only year for a chevy SS wagon to be made, it would not be a far out idea. However, every thing I read has to as no GTO wagons where make for sale.

then, theres this. V
http://www.abodysite.com/gawagon.html
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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Fri May 20, 2011 2:29 am

Wow, now that is one killer wagon! Thanks for the link.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri May 20, 2011 6:59 am

i like it Thumbs up
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Post by ant7377 on Fri May 20, 2011 7:14 am

You know I think I have seen one before. I think at Carlisle PA a long time ago. That may be it though.
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Re: 1973 Pontiac Lemans wagon GTO clone

Post by OLD NO.7 Avalanche on Fri May 20, 2011 9:18 am

Thanks for the shots, although sadly to say there were no GTO wagons ever made for sale to the public but there are plenty of "wagon"GTO's running around (to look cool).
Now if I had the cash I would pick that up get 2 coupe doors and take all four doors off cut the center pillar and mount the coupe doors, re weld the center piller in it's new location and fill the rest with new sheetmetal.
(oops. for got to mention get new lexan rear quarter glass as it will be a foot longer).
There you go a 1973 GTO/Nomad wagon. Twisted Evil #7
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Post by The Dude on Fri May 20, 2011 9:49 am

No factory GTO wagons that I've ever heard of. Thanks for confirming this NO. 7. Someone must have really loved the car at one point in time because the 73 GTO front clip is nearly impossible to find & likely an expensive part if you do.
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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Fri May 20, 2011 11:34 am

Rago wrote: Someone must have really loved the car at one point in time because the 73 GTO front clip is nearly impossible to find & likely an expensive part if you do.

I had no idea about the front clip. Thanks for the information, learn something new everyday.
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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Fri May 20, 2011 11:35 am

OLD NO.7 Avalanche wrote:Thanks for the shots, although sadly to say there were no GTO wagons ever made for sale to the public but there are plenty of "wagon"GTO's running around (to look cool).
Now if I had the cash I would pick that up get 2 coupe doors and take all four doors off cut the center pillar and mount the coupe doors, re weld the center piller in it's new location and fill the rest with new sheetmetal.
(oops. for got to mention get new lexan rear quarter glass as it will be a foot longer).
There you go a 1973 GTO/Nomad wagon. Twisted Evil #7

She would be a prime candidate for Nomad.......shes all there just a tired ol' gal.
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Post by The Dude on Fri May 20, 2011 11:57 am

1973 Buick Century wrote:
Rago wrote: Someone must have really loved the car at one point in time because the 73 GTO front clip is nearly impossible to find & likely an expensive part if you do.

I had no idea about the front clip. Thanks for the information, learn something new everyday.

Mostly it's the hood & the grille emblem that are hard to find & bring in the $$$. The rest could be a regular LeMans front.

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Post by OnTheBottle on Fri May 20, 2011 1:11 pm

Rago wrote:
Mostly it's the hood & the grille emblem that are hard to find & bring in the $$$. The rest could be a regular LeMans front.

That was going to be my question. I've built several 70-72 Chevelle wagons into an SS, and have a friend who made a GS wagon out of his 71 Skylark. And they were all just hood, and emblem swaps.

I've been liking the idea of building a few g3 wagons, there is a nice 77 Cutlass wagon for sale running around here that would be wicked as a 442 clone. But I haven't found a nose for my 77 yet, so finding 2 noses sound overly optimistic...lol. (Of course just adding the ram air hood to the 77 would make a wicked wagon) Twisted Evil
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 20, 2011 2:06 pm

remember ON THE BOTTLE that wagon nose will have to come from a 4 door car NOT a coupe

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Post by The Dude on Fri May 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Limey wrote:remember ON THE BOTTLE that wagon nose will have to come from a 4 door car NOT a coupe

scratch What's the difference?
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 20, 2011 2:27 pm

the nose is a little wider from the coupe to the 4 door and vice versa
they will not line up right

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Post by OnTheBottle on Fri May 20, 2011 3:48 pm

Does the whole 442 nose come to a point? The Supreme, and Salon noses/hoods are flat across the front. In some pictures it looks like the whole 442 nose comes to a peak, (Hood, header, and even bumper) but in others it doesn't.

Would I need all of those pieces to make the conversion, or just a header panel (Same with changing my 77 S nose back to what it should be)
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 20, 2011 4:22 pm


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Post by oldstofty on Fri May 20, 2011 4:23 pm

The hood and bumpers are the same for supreme, salon and a 442 all have the same hood just a different header panels for 76-77.
Well 76 bumper i believe has crashbars but im not for certain
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I assembled that GTO wagon...

Post by 73-77A on Thu May 15, 2014 12:03 am

New member here from CT....A internet search for the white '73 GTO wagon last seen as it left CT in the fall of 2010 on it's way to the Chicago area led me here. I was the owner/builder/assembler of that car, done from a 80K mile Arizona original car purchased and shipped to CT in 2002, if memory serves...I was a long time member of the A-body Site, and along with owning hundreds of A-bodies, including 11 '73 GTO's...sold 73-77 A-body Pontiac parts all over the US and other countries for years on end...Anyhow, a burst of nostalgia occurred upon relocating a boatload of parts and NOS items to fully restore that wagon in my storage, and I wold like to purchase the car if it can be located and is for sale...If it can be located but is not for sale...I would be interested in selling off the stash of 73 LeMans wagon/GTO parts so the current owner can use them to bring it back to it's glory days. Any info needed on the car, just ask, I still have it all, along with some other 73-77 parts and accessories...motor I installed in the wagon was a '68 400 350 HP G/P engine with #16 heads...Looking forward to any and all replies....Bruce

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Sorry for the late post!

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:31 pm

Ah. A mystery.
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Post by gtohenry6469 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:51 pm

Should have explained, I bought the car in late 2011 as a daily driver only, not wanting to restore it. The end of 2012 the paint was 3 shades of white, so I blew the car apart, sanded to bare metal, and refinished it in 2013. Still has a 68' 400 and I do drive whenever I can (granted there is no snow), made it to a few Hot Rod power tours, and any Pontiac show I can attend. Smile
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 pm

Very nice. Welcome.
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Post by fasrnur on Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:49 pm

Very nice wagon sir. Welcome here.
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