Here's a 1968 Pontiac GTO with its original 400ci V8,
four-on-the-floor, and slick upgraded black paint. And after you
see the price, it's alright to say "WOW!" because we did, too.
This coupe was born Verdoro Green, but let's face it, one of the meanest-looking GTOs ever needs a color that gives it the right attitude. So the coupe was given a more recent investment in a 1968-correct Starlight Black. This professional application gives it the kind of luster to immediately attract attention in the sunlight, and it has the kind of even application that you'll even be able to read neon signs off it during midnight cruises. Plus, all the trim and the form-fitting rear bumper shine just as brightly. The standard GTO used rather classy and subtle badging, because it didn't need stripes or even a wing to stand out. After all, this design was already pure intimidation in any rear view mirror with dual hood scoops, hood pins, and the big chrome bumper that expertly creates the beak-like front end. Add in the iconic Rally II wheels, and this has everything you love about a speedy Pontiac.
The factory-correct parchment bucket seat interior is quite inviting with nicely detailed seat covers that showcase the always-interesting Pontiac design motif. Plus, with the coordinating door panels, sail panels, and headliner, it has a nice upscale feeling. Of course you want to drive your classic, so the black carpeting means you don't have to take off your shoes before hopping in for a ride. Everything looks nice for a classic that is now crossing the half-century mark. There are great preserved pieces like the AM/FM radio and a tri-pod round gauge design with the speedometer prominently in the middle. Plus, there have been some nice upgrades along the way like a newer sports steering wheel with a wood grip, a trio of auxiliary gauges, and a tach to go with the stick-shift.
Filling the engine bay is the big 400 cubic-inch V8. You can tell from the clean turquoise presentation as well as upgrades like the air topper and valve covers that this has received the right attention over the decades. But more than just look good, you've got some great go-fast upgrade like the Holley four-barrel carburetor, Procomp ignition, and long tube headers. That last one not only adds power, but it also contributes to the thunderous sound of the newer stainless dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete control over this muscle car motor and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the original four-speed manual transmission. And this total power package also comes with power steering, front disc brakes, and the grip of Dunlop Qualifier tires, so you can take this GTO everywhere with ease.
Complete with owner's manual, this GTO has the right original features, upgrades, and power to be your favorite muscle machine. And at an obtainable price like this, you know you're looking at a deal that will be moving fast. Don't miss out, call today!
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In 1963, Pontiac Motor Division general manager Pete Estes and chief engineer John DeLorean sat down with the division’s sales manager, to discuss their new 1964 GTO muscle car.
In 1963, Pontiac Motor Division general manager and chief engineer sat down with the division’s sales manager to discuss their new 1964 GTO muscle car.
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