For Sale: 1968 Pontiac GTO in Vincennes, Indiana


Vehicle Description

I do not have an asking price. I am selling my car for $32,000.00. I bought this muscle car in 1979. The day I bought it the odometer read 6,000.0+ miles. As of 7/20/16 the odometer reads 7406.9 miles. In 1968 PMD used 99,999.9 mile odometers. Since the time I bought it, I have driven it less than 2,900.0 miles. I have had some fun with it, but I bought it mainly as an investment. I had the carburetor replaced but I still have the original factory carburetor and recently had it rebuilt. I recently had the gas tank and all of the gas lines replaced. It has close-up head lights from a 1969 GTO. I wish I had never done that. It has a 400 cid V-8 engine, a four speed manual transmission, with a Hurst shifter and it has posy-traction. There is one small rust hole on the driver side door at the bottom of the door in the front. The present color is carousel red; at least that is what Pontiac Motors called it. Chevrolet called hugger orange. I don’t know what the original color was for sure, but I think it was burgundy. I had the front fenders replaced and the entire rear quarter on the driver side from top to bottom. With 110 octane leaded fuel it will get sideways in first and second gear, squeal the tires in third and squawk them in fourth gear. It tachs out in fourth gear at 114 mph, at five grand (factory red line). It will get from 0 mph to 114 mph in very short order. I know this because the policeman that had his blue lights flashing in my rear view mirror. When he came up to my window, he asked for my driver’s license and registration which I already had in my hand. He went back to his patrol car and he talked on the radio for a few minutes and came back up to my window. I was looking out of my windshield the whole time, because I didn’t want to breathe in his face or on his glove. He said to me “That was a pretty fancy piece of driving Mr. Hope.” and I thought to myself, “Ya! and it was fun too!” I was still looking out the windshield, when he said, “I clocked you at 70 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, and again at 70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. I am going to write you up for 55 MPH in a 45 MPH zone.” I turned around and looked him in the eye and said “THANK YOU!” I know that his radar was correct, because in third gear wound tight is 70 MPH. I didn’t get to squawk in fourth gear because I was coming up to my turn both times. I found out on a different night on the I-75 interstate that it tachs out in fourth gear at five grand (factory red line) at 114 MPH. It has an in-dash eight grand factory tachometer. It has ram air exhaust manifolds. I have the rocker panel Chrome, still in package factory hood springs. I also have still in package factory whiskers for the windows. The am\fm radio is also not factory.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-885370
  • Price:$32,000
  • Location:Vincennes, Indiana
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Carousel Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:7406
  • Restoration History:Partially restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes