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This is the after picture. Alan's car is a 400 H.O. 4-speed painted Springmist Green. CLICK->
There are 92,000 miles on this hardtop. CLICK->
This 1968 GTO belongs to Jack Niemi. He is in the process of restoring two cars now. This one has a 400 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission. He is the third owner of this Montana car. CLICK->
Here's Jack Niemi's white automatic 1968 GTO. Can you tell the engine is out of it? He is putting in a new engine and transmission as a winter project. CLICK->
This 1968 LeMans belongs to Keith Willnauer. It is a 350 H.O. car with P.S. P.B. 8-track tape player, power antenna and poverty caps. It has 75,000 original miles. Everything works. He bought it from an 18 year-old for $400. CLICK->
This red 1968 GTO is not for sale. This is made clear by the front license plate. It says NO 4 SALE. CLICK->
There are a lot of hat pin collectors out there. I picked this one up at the World Of Wheels car show in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a white '68 hardtop. I have lost this particular pin many times. Each time it pops off my hat or jacket it ends up in a strange place. One time I found it in a box of fries I was eating. One day I was vaccuming my van and found it stuck in my tire. Another time it fell off my jacket collar and I thought the pin was lost for good. I later found it stuck inside my pants cuff in the washing machine. Of course, I lost the pin again shortly after scanning it! CLICK->
This 1968 GTO was mailed in by Ken Lubinski of my home state, Indiana! He is in South Bend. I've always thought it was strange that South Bend is in the North part of the state. Anyway, the car has the original engine and transmission. The paint color is Solar Red, with Parchment interior. The car came equipped from the factory with P/S, P/B, A/C, P/seat, P/windows, hood tach, tilt steer, cruise ctrl, AM/FM radio, reverb, P/antenna, disc brakes, hideaway headlamps, headrests, rear defrost, and console with His & Hers Hurst shifter. CLICK->
Ahh - Resting in pieces. Can you recognize the year of this car just by looking at the front? The arrowhead on the "beak" and the wide "slit" parking light arrangement tell you this is a 1968. You can also tell what MODEL this Pontiac is. Look at the bottom of the chrome bumper. Since it is a straight horizontal line, it tells you you're probably staring at a LeMans. (The Tempests usually had what I call a drop-nose bumper that hung down lower in the center "beak" portion.) See the grille emblem? If it was a GTO, it would have said "GTO" instead of just "PONTIAC". The only exception to the "GTO" vs "PONTIAC" grille emblems was on the GTO when it had the "Endura delete" chrome bumper. In that case, it might have said "PONTIAC" there. This 1968 LeMans rests in a junkyard in southeastern Pennsylvania. This photo was sent in by Stan Kaminski of Newark, Delaware. CLICK->
Here is a Solar Red 1968 GTO. All serial numbers match. Car is showroom quality. It was built in Baltimore and sold to the original owner in New Jersey. CLICK->
The car was stored for many years by the original owner, a Navy pilot who was killed in a plane crash performing stunts over San Antonio. There are detailed service records showing all work performed since 1968. Car has been garaged and covered. This GTO has many options on it. CLICK->
Take one last look at this 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Here is a 1968 GTO from Paul Dorton who says: "I got a scanner today and am finally able to send you a pic of what once was my 68 GTO. It was a little unusual in that it was Cameo Ivory with a painted Verdoro Green top, and yes, it came that way from the factory. I checked the trim plate on the firewall and by PNT it said C Q. The interior was that ugly greenish - gold they had that year. The car had the standard 350 horse 400 with the Turbo 400 trans and the Hurst Dual Gate. It had A/C, cruise control, lamp group, in dash tach and gauges and the 4 piston disc brakes. The Rally IIs didn't come on it. It had steel wheels and wheel covers when I got it. Fortunately I was working in a Pontiac parts department at the time and found that the correct Rally IIs were still available from Pontiac at the time. They were different from regular Rally IIs in that there was a "bulge" around the outer part of the spokes to clear the brake calipers. I got them and bolted them on." CLICK->
1968 GTO instrument cluster. Paul also says: "I owned this car from 1981 to 1984 when someone offered me more than what the car was worth. Wish I hadn't done it now." CLICK->
Interior shot of Paul's 1968 GTO shows off the funky Ivy Gold color.
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