The GTO has been sold to a Pontiac Enthusiast in California


    1968  PONTIAC  GTO


I have owned a number of classic cars in my life , some do not appear on this blog site and some were not classics when I owned them.  Just before I retired I decided I wanted to buy a classic car as I have always loved this era of cars.  They are real cars, no computers to decide how these cars are driven,  you actually have to make the decisions and drive them yourself.  With that you begin to feel like you are a part of the mechanics of the car.  When I began to shop for a classic I wanted a car that represented what I felt was typical of the 1960s era muscle cars.  These are the features I was hopping I could find ; an ignition switch on the dash and not on the steering column, small vent windows, a big V-8 engine of around 400, 4-speed transmission and a posi-traction rear end.  This GTO had all of these features.  I have owned this car for about 11 years and it has been the best classic car I have ever owned. It is a very powerful car yet it is extremely reliable. I have put hundreds of hours into this car and have loved the time I have spent with it. If it should sell I hope the new owner will enjoy it as much as I have.   

Below is a current summary of the car's features and enhancements & For Sale Information.  

Original Cameo  Ivory White exterior and Red interior.     

Extremely rare color combination with a factory Hurst 4-Speed.

Original 400 engine.   350 HP  &  445 pounds of torque.

"A Numbers Matching Engine".

Correct "WT" code block.

Correct # 16 big valve heads.

10.75 to 1 compression ratio.

Factory original Hurst 4-Speed shifter with console.

Factory correct Pontiac hood tachometer. Shows Pontiac name on face, correct 5,200 red line and has Dual internal lights.  Sealed, no fogging problems.

Muncie close-ratio  4-Speed Transmission. ( Case # 3925660) original & rebuilt.

Factory 3.55 ratio PosiTraction rear end.  Recent fluid check & no leaks.

Factory tinted glass.

Endura front bumper in excellent condition.

New clutch & Pressure Plate,  custom made by Tampa Clutch Shop, 30% more holding power than original factory heavy duty clutch, with light pedal pressure.  Flywheel was resurfaced.  No chatter.   Professionally Installed 2017 .

Power Steering , no noise or leaks.

Power Brakes, no leaks.

Rally Cluster dash instruments.

Factory correct sport steering wheel.  No excessive play.

All lights , interior and exterior work.

New Dash Pad.

Seats, front and rear, have been recovered with correct factory color and pattern. New chrome seat trim.  Door panels and carpet have also been replaced in correct factory color.  All from Year One Inc. and in excellent condition.

Factory correct & original Rally II Wheels.  Excellent condition including new center caps & red center lugs.

BFGoodrich Radial T/A  225 -R14 white letter tires.  Approx. 2,000 miles on tires.  Like new.

Factory correct trunk mat and spare tire cover.

Engine is modified with a mid-range Crane performance cam. (part # 105072) Very mild lope and very streetable .  Sounds and feels like a factory Ram Air cam.

Edelbrock Pontiac Performance aluminum manifold.

Edelbrock 750 cfm Performer Series carburetor with electric choke that was purchased new in 2014 and  was completely rebuilt in 2017 with ethanol resistant parts and with a Life-Time Warranty.

New chrome air cleaner and new filter.

Hedman headers with HTC Ceramic finish.

PerTronix Electronic ignition (hidden in distributor) with PerTronix Flame-Thrower chrome coil  (40,000 + Volts).

High Performance ACCEL distributor cap and High Performance rotor, new.

ACCEL Super Stock 8.5mm  ignition wires with chrome wire looms.

NGK Iridium Spark Plugs with ultra fine wire iridium center electrode, no gaping required and one of the hardest metals known.  Creates extremely hot spark.

High Torque Starter (New 2017) produces 222 pounds of torque, 4 to 1 ratio and heat soak resistance.  Purchased from Summit Parts.

New 100 AMPs Chrome single wire Alternator (New 2017).

New Carter Super Street fuel pump with ethanol resistant diaphragm.  120 gph @ 5.5 to 6.5 psi.  Purchased from Summit Parts.

New hood hinges & springs.

New fuel tank and new support straps with rubber insulation  & new fuel cap.

New fuel filter.

New stainless steel fuel sending unit & fuel pickup.

New fuel gauge,  not rebuilt, custom made  with all new parts and correct paint.

New Printed Circuit Board for Rally Gauge Instrument Cluster.

FlowMaster Super 44 Series high flow mufflers with aluminized construction.

Cross Over scavenger exhaust pipe.  Maximizes exhaust velocity, increases torque & balances pressure flow.

{ Estimated HP with engine & exhaust upgrades is 400 HP  &  480 pounds of torque. }

Factory correct 1968 Chrome exhaust tips.

160 degree thermostat.  Engine typically runs in the 180 to 190 degree range in Florida.

Oil pressure about 25 to 30 pounds at idle and 50 to 60 + pounds at higher RPMs.

Engine was completely rebuilt by a Certified Master mechanic about 12 years ago and has approximately 8,000 miles on it since I purchased the car in 2007.  Bored .30 over to 406  Engine does not leak oil or smoke.  Excellent professional full rebuild.  New timing chain & timing gears, pistons, brass freeze plugs, seals, etc.   Very solid and strong engine.

Front suspension and brakes were rebuilt just prior to my purchase and have about 8,000 miles on them.

New brake hoses on front (2017).

New Master Brake cylinder.  Using synthetic brake fluid.  No leaks in system.

Oil and Filter change approximately 1000 miles ago.   Running  Valvoline  VR1  Oil   ( contains ZDDP for lubrication of  flat tappet cam shafts ).

No known rust or leaks.

All rubber weatherstripping on windows, doors, hood and trunk are in very good to excellent condition.

Highly detailed engine.

New spare tire, never been on the ground.

New AM/FM stereo radio with Pontiac name on face plate by Custom AutoSound .  Has clock, Aux Inputs for iPods, MP3, Satellite, etc.  Have original box and manual.

Trunk is solid with no rust or leaks and with factory correct mat and wheel cover.

Trunk back board has hand painted covering of Pontiac logo on artist canvas .  This was created by Diadema Designs / Professional Graphic Artist .  Changes entire appearance of trunk area.

After I purchased the car I restored it to its current condition and showed the car at Premium car shows and others with professional judges for about four years.  The car has won approximately 50 trophies, 5 Best of Show and 12 Best of Division among others.  I have attended a large number of classic car shows over the years and I have never seen another 1968 GTO in this color combination with a factory Hurst 4-Speed.   As many classic car shows are at night the car has under hood LED lights.  These lights are not noticeable during the day or when not in use and draw very little current.  They can be left on for an entire show without any noticeable drain on the battery.  They are controlled by hidden switches, hidden wiring and are all fused for safety.   The LEDs  put out an amazing amount of light and illuminate the entire engine bay.

Have some of the original factory parts that came with this car should a new owner wish to return the car to factory stock or to keep for future added value.  Original Quadrajet intake manifold.  Front valance (currently has chrome model).  Exhaust manifolds.  Exhaust pipes that connect to original exhaust manifolds.  Above will be included if car is sold at full asking price.

PHS (Pontiac Historical Service ) Certification Documents,  Factory Owner's Manual,  Full Shop Manual,  GTO Wiring Manual.  Many receipts.

Please note:   This car shows extremely well and is an unbelievable attention getter.   As you can see from the above information it has many new parts and upgrades.  All parts are of the highest quality grade.    I consider any part installed, with less than 1500 miles, a new part.   The paint is about 12 years old and still has an excellent finish.  Same paint that won 50 trophies.  Car runs, drives and sounds outstanding!  I am retired and it has never been raced or abused in the 10 + years I have owned it. 

Note :    This car is Turn-Key ready. It can be driven to a car show or cruise-in the day it is purchased.  


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