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A panel missing on this side too. Looks like the engine might mostly be there. CLICK->
View of the rust free trunk. CLICK->
Orbit Orange 1968 GTO hardtop found for sale in Holliston, Massachusetts. CLICK->
Orbit Orange is an unusual color for a 68 GTO, since it was first used on the 1970 GTO. This car is not wearing the usual "GTO" stickers on the rear quarterpanel near the red arrowhead marker light. Many times when a car is repainted, they will omit the "GTO" stickers. The vinyl stickers are available from most of the GTO restoration parts places. CLICK->
The interior is black in this Orbit Orange 1968 GTO hardtop. See the black dashpad? Those are getting harder and harder to find in good condition. Usually they will crack on the top. The sun's heat makes the plastic become hard and brittle. They most often develop cracks on the top edge where the sun's rays are more direct. A dash pad can be re-made by a mailorder company. But the cost is high. If you have a perfect '68 dash pad, guard it! Don't touch it, push on it, bang it, or leave it out in the Arizona sunshine. To keep it from cracking, treat it like it was made of eggshell. ...fragile. CLICK->
Here's a vintage picture of a green 1968 LeMans that Ron Hill's Mom owned when he was in high school. It had a 350ci engine with an automatic transmission. CLICK->
Ron's Mom had a little fender bender and eventually sold the Verdoro Green LeMans. CLICK->
Max Factor rode the popularity wave of the GTO. They actually created a new cologne for men called "G.T.O." back in 1968! This ad was taken from the 11/26/68 issue of "Look" magazine. It says, "New G.T.O. A very moving fragrance. Bold. Fast. Non-stop. All go. Shift into it." CLICK->
This car is covered in snow. A white 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Stefan Gill from Port Jefferson Station, New York. He purhcased it 4 years ago after spending 6 years in the US Army. Stefan had this story to tell, "One month after a complete perfomance rebuild, I brutally pushed the mighty poncho 400 down the highway at speeds well over 100mph. In a dreamlike state, I lost track of time. Then it all went poof!@* Poof was the last noise eminating from the hood for more than three months. Ugh.... seems I burned up a couple pistons, cracked the block and ruined the crank. Now the car is faster, meaner, and since its no longer all original, I drive it faster, and harder. Bring it on NY, I'm waiting!!!" CLICK->
Another shot of Stefan's white 1968 GTO hardtop sitting in a New York snow fall. CLICK->
Stefan's white 1968 GTO hardtop tearing up the Hamptons and setting off the BMW alarms. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 LeMans owned by Mark V. from Texas. Mark commented, "I found this one in Dallas about a year ago. Complete and intact minus the lighter and ashtray. After last summer's heat (in east Texas) the original 350 was junked for a fresh stocker 400. As a daily driver it gets good gas mileage in all kinds of weather, along with the original 2 speed and a rear end somewhere in the high 2's. It's a great ride on these LONG highways we have out here." CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 LeMans, left rear view. Mark's LeMans has a white vinyl top and white interior. In this view you can see the unique design of the LeMans tail lights. There are three rectangles side-by-side. The LeMans lights differed in design from the GTO and the Tempest model. CLICK->
View of the 400ci engine in Mark's Verdoro Green 1968 LeMans. CLICK->
Blue 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Dave from Waverly, Tennessee. Dave's car has hideaway headlights, a hood tach, and blue painted Rally II wheels. Dave says that this has been in storage for a long time and hopes to fix it up some day. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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