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View of the dual gate shifter in this yellow 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO with a black vinyl top sent in from Rick. It has a 400 with 12.5 to 1 and 4.56 12 bolt. Rick has this story to tell, "A 1968 GTO was purchased new by my mother and bought by me in 1976. I owned it for 14 yrs and sold it 11 years ago. I was recently looking for another project car and spotted this one in the paper. It sounded like my old car, and it was. I regretted selling it back then but knew it needed a frame off resto. I ended up buying it back with only 200 miles put on in 11 yrs. I am now going to do the frame off on it since I now have a facility to do it. Just finished building a nice rotisserie to make the project much more fun to do." CLICK->
Left front view of Rick's red 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Vintage road test magazine article with the title, "Class - with a Capital GTO" CLICK->
Here's a vintage magazine article which describes the new Endura bumper on the '68 GTO, titled "Tiger with a Pussycat nose". It also goes on to state, "68 GTO has a new kind of bumper that promises to revolutionize auto styling and design." There were also TV commercials in 1968 which showed off the durability of this new nose. The commercials showed a man hitting the nose with a crowbar. When the original TV commercial came out, the guy just held the crowbar at his side when he was finished. Ford and Chrysler accused GM of using a phony crowbar. GM reshot the commercial. In the new version, after whacking the car's bumper, the guy drops the crowbar onto a steel plate on the floor resulting in a very loud CLANG! CLICK->
An old AC Delco spark plug ad which states, "We're all fired up over the Pontiac GTO winning the Car of the Year award" CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop featured in this 3 page magazine ad. The ad states, "Four months ago Pontiac announced its candidate for Car of the Year. Motor Trend just made it official." CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop featured in another vintage 3 page magazine advertisement. This one is readable and says, "Return of the Great One" CLICK->
Blue 1968 Tempest Custom HO hardtop featured in a magazine advertisement which states, "Our almost Great One." CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO pictured in the background of this 3 page 1969 Grand Prix magazine ad. The ad states, "Last October, Pontiac announced the GTO as its candidate for 1968 Car of the Year. And it won. For 1969, we humbly withdraw the GTO... and submit our 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix." Pontiac must have had a thing for picturing hood tachs in their ads - even the Grand Prix has one. CLICK->
Green 1968 GTO hardtop featured in this Dream sequence 1968 edition two page GM magazine ad. CLICK->
Looks like a pretty straight white 1968 GTO hardtop found in this internet junkyard in Kennewick Washington. It is described as, "Complete, less engine. Has T/400 Hurst Dual Gate, 3:55 posi, factory a/c, buckets, and correct 14" rally II wheels. Minor rust." Asking only $1,800! CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Jim Farrell. Its got a hood tach and hideaway headlights. CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Jim Farrell, interior shot. CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Jim Farrell, engine shot. Nice and clean! PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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