1968 PONTIAC GTO
RCC Motors is pleased to offer this stunning 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible. General Motors redesigned its A-body line for 1968, with more curvaceous, semi-fastback styling. Pontiac abandoned the familiar vertically stacked headlights in favor of a horizontal layout, but made hidden headlights available at extra cost. The concealed headlights were a popular option. The signature hood scoop was replaced by dual scoops on either side of a prominent hood bulge extending rearward from the protruding nose. A unique feature was the body-color Endura front bumper. It was designed to absorb impact without permanent deformation at low speeds. Pontiac touted this feature heavily in advertising, showing hammering at the bumper to no discernible effect. Powertrain options remained substantially the same as in 1967, but the standard GTO engine's power rating rose to 350 hp at 5,000 rpm. At mid-year, a new Ram Air package, known as Ram Air II, became available. It included freer-breathing cylinder heads, round port exhaust and the 041 cam. The ‘official' power rating was not changed. Another carry-over from 1967 was the four-piston caliper disc brake option. While most 1968 models had drum brakes all around, this seldom ordered option provided greater stopping power. Concealed windshield wipers, which presented a cleaner appearance hidden below the rear edge of the hood, were standard on the GTO and other 1968 GM products after having been originally introduced on the 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix. A popular option, actually introduced during the 1967 model year, was a hood-mounted tachometer, located in front of the windshield and lit for visibility at night. An in-dash tachometer was also available. Redline bias-ply tires continued as standard equipment on the 1968 GTO, though they could be replaced by whitewall tires at no extra cost. A new option was radial tires for improved ride and handling.It is a very well equipped example with the 400ci 350hp V8, TH-400 Automatic Transmission with his and hers shifter, power steering, power disc brakes, power convertible top, power windows, custom radio, hood-tach, hide away headlights, factory air-conditioning, and the addition of Ram Air. equipped with a high-end Hotchkis Suspension kit the car drives and handles like a new car. It also has the addition of Holley Fuel-Injection which make it super reliable. This numbers matching example is in better than new show condition and is highly detailed throughout including a stunning and arrow straight body, brand new interior, highly detailed engine compartment and chassis. This is one of the finest 1968 GTO's we have come across and it has just been completed. Please contact us for additional details.
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