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1968 Pontiac GTO

Frame Off Built GTO Convertible 455 V8 4 Speed Manual PS Disc Brakes
Stock #
135386
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
455 V8
Exterior Color
Burgundy
Interior Color
Parchment & Black
Miles
3199

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1968 Pontiac GTO Burgundy For Sale
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  • 455 cubic inch Pontiac V8 / Professionally built
  • F41 Sports Suspension
  • All-original sheetmetal
  • Authentic GTO as documented by Pontiac Historic Services
  • Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Factory power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Body-off rotisserie restoration completed in 1999 / Utilized many NOS components
  • 10-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.36 gears
  • U.S Mags Rambler wheels
  • Fully freshened and repainted in 2015

SUMMARY

  • Authentic GTO as documented by Pontiac Historic Services
  • Body-off rotisserie restoration completed in 1999 / Utilized many NOS components
  • Fully freshened and repainted in 2015
  • 455 cubic inch Pontiac V8 / Professionally built
  • Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • 10-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.36 gears
  • All-original sheetmetal / U.S Mags Rambler wheels
  • Sale includes: Pontiac Historic Services paperwork / Restoration receipts / Engine paperwork
  • Factory power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • F41 Sports Suspension

The beloved GTO is a direct result of what happens when a renegade car division that’s ran by busted-knuckle gearheads defies corporate culture, ‘borrows’ Ferrari’s most coveted name and stages an octane-fueled war against crosstown rivals. But, when the GTO officially kicked off the muscle car wars, it wasn’t GM’s impressive engineering prowess or Pontiac’s hard-fought performance image that turned the car into a legend. It was the opportunity for any customer to walk in to the showroom, buy a small platform with a big engine, and, with the flip of a checkbook, deck it out with some major performance hardware. It’s hard to think of any GTO that embodies that ‘build-to-suit’ mindset better than this professionally tweaked drop-top. With a massaged big block, a tough Muncie 4-speed and head-turning aesthetics, it’s the perfect cruiser for any muscle car enthusiast who wants to prowl the show field and burn up the streets!

BODYWORK/TRIM

While this real-deal GTO‘s classic good looks originated in the mind of engineer John Z. DeLorean, it was the professionals at Tony’s Muscle Cars of Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania that ensured its present appearance is top-notch in virtually ever way. Back in 1999, a meticulous mechanic, who remains friends with the car’s current owner, orchestrated a body-off, rotisserie restoration that dressed original sheetmetal and original floorpans in a roster of NOS componentry. Fast forward to late 2015, when the crew at Tony’s thoroughly freshened that reboot and added rich Burgundy 2-stage that perfectly contrasts the car’s clean white top. And today, this razor-sharp Poncho is a first class head turner that’s solid, composed and ready for prime time!

ENGINE

Peek under the fully functional hood and you’ll find a ‘72-spec 455 that was completely rebuilt by the pros at Jim Taylor Engine Service of Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. At the top of that Turquoise mill, a Ram Air IV Quadrajet bridges the gap between stainless fuel lines, a date-correct air cleaner and a port-matched Ram Air IV intake. That air/fuel mixture floods ’69 Ram Air IV heads, which hide Manley valves, Comp springs, Comp roller rockers and Crane chromoly pushrods under polished covers. That valvetrain is propelled by a balanced rotating assembly, which spins TRW pistons between Clevite bearings, a Crane cam and high quality Melling lifters. That assembly gets sparked by MSD 6AL ignition, which sequences fire through a traditional points distributor and Packard TV R Suppression cables. Below those cables, jet-coated ’69 Ram Air IV exhaust manifolds make quick work of spent gases. At the front of those manifolds, old school pulleys spin a rebuilt alternator and factory power steering in front of Edelbrock timing components. And a fresh brake booster, a factory-spec radiator and a familiar Melling oil pump keep the fluids flowing.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Logging few miles since the car’s freshening, this goat’s fully restored undercarriage is completely free of significant issues and major defects. The stout big block commands a tough Muncie 4-speed with the help of a beefy Hayes clutch. That proven gearbox grinds power to a rebuilt GM 10-bolt, which spins a posi-trac differential around friendly 3.36 gears. That drivetrain rides in a familiar F41 Sports Suspension. At the corners of that suspension, power-assisted calipers clamp drilled and slotted rotors. A custom, true-dual exhaust system connects the car’s coated manifolds with welded, dual-chamber mufflers and polished stainless tips. And a quartet of U.S. Mags Ramblers spins 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 285/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.

INTERIOR

Swing the doors and you’ll find a clean vinyl interior that feels like the perfect place to spend a warm summer evening. Front and center, a trio of bench and bucket seats includes a rare reclining throne for the car’s front passenger. The 455’s vitals are displayed by a deluxe Rally Gauge Cluster, which complements a customized hood tach. Like-new carpet anchors a chrome Hurst shifter inside a factory-spec console. At the sides of the car, pliable door panels mix crank windows with manual locks. In front of the driver, an optional Sport Steering Wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a restored and matted trunk anchors a full-size spare tire beneath correct decklid decals.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • The car’s original Owner’s Manual
  • The car’s original factory literature
  • Stacks of itemized restoration receipts
  • Paperwork and receipts for the car’s professional engine build
  • Component paperwork
  • Pontiac Historic Services paperwork

Fully sorted and ready to roll, this iconic GTO is an ideal blend of performance and style. Freshened in 2015, the car is an absolute pleasure to drive; and with its killer looks, it’ll turn heads seven days a week. Shopping for some high quality muscle that can be enjoyed for years to come? Here’s your next classic!

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Pontiac
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
GTO
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Resto-Mod
Mileage
3199

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
455 V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
n/a
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Muncie
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
Radio Delete
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Parchment & Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Burgundy
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
4-Link
Axle Specification
10 bolt 3.36
Front Wheel Specification
17x8"
Rear Wheel Specification
18x9.5"
Front Tire Specification
245/45ZR17
Rear Tire Specification
285/40ZR18
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
n/a

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* The car’s original Owner’s Manual. * The car’s original factory literature. * Itemized restoration receipts. * Paperwork for engine build. * Component paperwork. * Pontiac Historic Services paperwork.

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