GSX Going Into The Crusher
by George Nenadovich
Picture taken in 1975! Notice 4 speed handle!
I originally got this set of pics approximately in 2003-2004....I
had no info on the car, the owner or what happened.
In March 2014, I get an email from the owner and some additional
info and pics he provided.....read below.
Additional pics and info by Mike Smith
The car belonged to me. Talk about a bad
day.... One of my friends kept begging me to let him drive it, and in a
weak moment I did. Huge mistake. He powered it into 2nd gear and it got
away from him. The rear end came around to the left, off the side of the
road, and into a tree. Almost killed us both. His head hit the tree, and
the Dr said he wouldn"t live the night, but he is alive and well. He
didn"t wake up for almost 3 weeks. Everyone said I should have finished
him off before he woke up, Crazy. There was another one in the area and
I bought it as soon as I got out of the hospital. (8 broken ribs and 50+
stitches) I bought the crashed car from the insurance co. (25% of what they
paid me) and took off everything that was good. I still have a few pieces,
but over the years I sold most of the parts. Everyone thought I had the
crashed car repaired, but it was almost a boom-a-rang. By todays standards,
it could have been repaired. But not then. Actually it went through a shredder.
It didn't have a mark on it until that day. What a ride that was!
The car was crashed in 1975 (early April
I believe). I bought the one I have now less than 2 weeks later. How lucky
is that? I am about 30 minutes east of Cleveland Ohio. (North Ridgeville...The
owner of the one I have now lives in Westlatke which is the next city over)
I had sent the pics to someone that passed them on to you. I've been meaning
to send them for a long time but just didn't get around to it. Pictures
were taken with a Kodak instamatic. It was a couple of years before I saw
them on your site. that was a suprise. I'm sending a copy of the new car
pre-delivery sheet that documents where it was originally bought(shown below.)
The name at the top (Loggans) was the first owner. My name is Mike Smith
which is a real name. I paid $1995 for the first one and $2650 for the second.
The GSX I have now (yes I still have it)
was originally an automatic. I used the 4 speed and all the parts in it
and kept all the pieces in case I ever wanted to change it back. Not much
chance of that. If we knew then what we know now, I would have never sold
any other parts.