This is Anthony Covert's 1968 Tempest Custom after a purple paint job, and a run-in with a hill on a curvy road. After this incident, he had the car painted Porsche Red. Antony bought the car in 1988. This is a 1991 photo from Bruce Niemietz. CLICK->
Tony Covert's 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop is now Meridian Turquoise in color by J&S Extreme (Anthony likes the change). The front bumper is a 68 GTO Endura bumper. The original 350ci was given to his friend Bruce, as Tony opted for a 455ci instead. (Picture sent in by Bruce Niemietz) CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, rear end view. Anthony added a 1970 Judge reproduction spoiler from Year One. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, left side view. The rims are Centerline "Thruster" 16"x8" up front and 16"x9-1/2" in the back. The tires are Cooper Cobra 255/50ZR16. The car also has a Gear Vendors under/over-drive and 4-wheel disc brakes. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, right front view with hood open. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, engine view. The engine is a 1972 455ci .020 over, balanced, 6X heads rebuilt in 2000 by Engine Machine & Supply, Summit Racing Ram Air III factory grind cam, Rhoads lifters, Crane Cams roller rockers, Edelbrock Performer manifold, Edelbrock 750 cfm carb, K&N Stub-Stack, Carter mechanical fuel pump, Summit Racing HEI distributor, aluminum water pump, repro Ram-Air Exhaust manifolds, 2-1/2 inch exhaust with DynaFlow mufflers, 3 inch tips, Custom Ram-Air Box with functional GTO hood scoops with custom pan induction, K&N filter and filter top. The transmission is a 1972 TH-400, 2500 TCI converter, Gear Vendors Under/Over-Drive, and 6-speed Semi-Auto. The rear is a 1969 GTO 10 bolt Posi with 3:36 gears. The rear also has a Master Power rear disc brake conversion, upper and lower trailing arms boxed, new coil springs, Poly-Graphite bushings, 3/4 inch sway bar. In the front are Superior Spindles 2 inch drop spindles, discs, calipers (painted car color), master cylinder, proportioning valve, new coil springs, 1-1/4 inch sway bar. It's got new Poly-Graphite bushings throughout. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, interior view. The factory bench seat has been re-upholstered in black & turquoise by Upholstery Plus. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, dash view. We got a B&M shifter, in-dash tach, vacuum gauge, Sony disc player, Kenwood amp, and a 12" sub box in trunk. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 Tempest Custom hardtop, left front view. CLICK->
Here's a sad looking blue 1968 GTO hardtop with a black vinyl top. I'd guess that this was a former drag car. You can see some tow hooks on the front of the car, suggesting that it was often pulled around. CLICK->
The car has four flats and a lot of surface rust. CLICK->
Mark Cianfichi couldn't pass up the chance to own this 68 GTO hardtop. You can see his 1969 Judge project in the background (more pics of his Judge can be seen in the 1969 Judge lot). Here's how Mark happened upon this car, "My buddy (who owns a 68 GTO) and I were at the summer 2000 AACA car show in the Scranton area. We were ready to leave, when we see this Red '74 Trans-Am featured in the latest issue of High Performance Pontiac magazine coming into the show. So we decided to go talk to the owner of the car. In the course of talking to him about his car the discussions turns to Pontiacs that we own. He knew of a guy in his hometown who had a 68 GTO parts car for sale. To top it off he said the guy only wanted a $150 for it. I figured yeah right, another one of these stories about a goat for sale cheap! But since it was close we figured what the heck we'd go check it out. Turned out he was right (almost)! The car was a rough but complete 68 GTO and the guy wanted $175 to recoupe the cost of the endura nose. I "jumped on it" of course and I am now the owner of a 1968 GTO. The neet thing about this is my buddy I was with at the show owns a 68 GTO with the same exterior / interior color scheme. Except his car is a 4-speed with hideways and mine is an auto with standard nose and a vinyl top. I thought it would be neat to take the cars to shows together to show people the differences in the cars that are not quite twins. That is if I can get mine restored before my buddy decides to sell his!" CLICK->
Left rear view of Mark's project 68 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Right rear view of Mark's project 68 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
WIRX in Michigan gave away this Yellow 1968 GTO hardtop in their "Goat Float" contest. It was won by Roger Woodruff of St. Joe. They floated plastic things in a little pool. They pulled them out of the pool. Somehow the winner was picked when his "floatie thing" was selected from the little pool. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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