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Carousel Red 1968 GTO hardtop, right side view. CLICK->
Burgundy 1968 LeMans hardtop sent in by Michael Little from Ludlow, Massachusetts. Michael had this to say, "This was my sister's college car. She bought it in 1985 and t-boned it after about three months. She was going to junk it, but I convinced her to sell it to me for $1.00. Ten years and about $10,000 later it became the beauty you see here. It has a 350 with factory auto on the floor and bucket seats. This car will lay down a patch of rubber 20 feet long without even trying." You can just see a 69 Custom S convertible next to it. CLICK->
Burgundy 1968 LeMans hardtop, left front view. This car has a spoiler and Rally II wheels. CLICK->
1.6Meg Quicktime media player video of a Red 1968 GTO hardtop owned by John Talcott from a FOX television newscast. John added, "My grandfather bought a GTO from Majestic Pontiac in Los Angeles in 1968. I bought it from him in 1976 and will never sell it. My father drove it and so have my two sons, making it a 4 generation GTO. It has 184,000 miles and it still runs great. It is not my daily driver anymore and considering its age, mileage, etc., I drive it only to shows, club meetings and the occasional Sunday drive." John went on to say, "I just purchased a 2004 GTO from John Hine Pontiac here in San Diego, CA. It is phantom black metallic with red interior and will have the optional 6 speed transmission. The real question is "why?" As much as I love vintage GTOs, I wanted something I could drive daily. I, too, was disappointed when Pontiac revealed the styling of the new GTO. I really thought a retro style would be fantastic (I still do!), but that didn't happen. And even with hood scoops returning in 2005, it is clear that they are not going to produce a retro style for quite some time, if ever. Like everyone else, I was taken with the styling Ford is giving the Mustang - almost to the point of buying a Mustang instead of a GTO. However, I have always loved GTOs and considering that less than 18000 will be produced the first year, I decided to do something foolish for myself and get one. What finally pushed me over the edge was listening to the exhaust sound bites. It has a distinctive sound and I liked it! The interior, engine, gauges, etc. really set this car apart from the rest and I like that, too. I'm excited about driving it when it arrives in December. What the future is for the new GTO - who knows? But who really cared about the future of the GTO back in 1968? It's all about feeling good when you drive one and I guess THAT is why I bought one." CLICK->
An anonymous viewer sent in this blown 1968 GTO hardtop. Nice piece of artwork. CLICK->
Platinum Blue 1968 Tempest hardtop owned by Darrin Magro from Connecticut. Darrin commented, "This car was restored/modified by nitemareperformance. It is a 68 Pontiac Tempest (GTO clone) and is powered by a 500+hp 455ci poncho motor. It is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and full road race suspension. This car has a custom built Ram Air system, which involves the conversion of the car from a 4 headlight to a 2 headlight setup. This car was featured in 'High Performance Pontiac' magazine in the fall of 2002. Despite being set-up as a road race car it is still able to click off 12 second passes at 112+ mph ..... and that is without the use of the 175hp nitrous system that this car is also equipped with!!! These pictures were taken on Oct 9th, 2003 at Lebanon Valley Drag Track. More info and photos can be found at www.nitemareperformance.com" CLICK->
Platinum Blue 1968 Tempest hardtop, interior view. This car has a heavily modified instrument cluster. CLICK->
Here's a shot of that 500+hp 455ci engine in this Platinum Blue 1968 Tempest hardtop. You can see the custom Ram Air system which breathes through the high beam headlight openings. I'm not sure if the passenger high beam opening is functional too. CLICK->
This white 1968 GTO hardtop was for sale on ebay in the winter of 2003. It is exceptionally nice and stock. This was advertised as a one owner car. She purchased it in 1968 when she lived in California. The car has the YS 400ci 350hp engine, turbo 400 automatic transmission, floor mounted Dual Gate Hurst shifter, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, hideaway head lights, factory steel wheels with poverty caps, bucket seats, factory tinted glass, dual chrome mirrors, AM radio, and the Rally instrument cluster. It seems as only the paint is not original. At the end of the week, the auction closed after receiving 17 bids. The final bid was $14,505 with the reserve not being met. Since the reserve was not met, the owner had no obligation to accept the $14,505 bid. I suppose the car could be re-auctioned. CLICK->
White 1968 GTO hardtop, front end view. CLICK->
A close up of the hood scoops on this white 1968 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
This white 1968 GTO hardtop was ordered with poverty caps. When these caps are ordered, the wheels are painted body color. These are unusual for a 1968 GTO. This one has redline tires too. CLICK->
White 1968 GTO hardtop, right front view. The headlight doors flip down when the lights are turned on. These seem to work just fine. We have an article on how to Fix your Hideaway Headlights in our Text Topics section. CLICK->
Closeup of the tail light on this white 1968 GTO hardtop. Many dealerships drilled holes into the trunk lids to attach their logo. You could specify that these not be placed on your car when you ordered one. This one is from the Kelley dealership in Columbia. CLICK->
White 1968 GTO hardtop, right front view. This one is adverised with the Rally Gauge Cluster, but it looks like it's only got the Rally clock to me. GTOs with standard instruments could be ordered with a Rally clock. There were two different Rally Gauge Clusters offered in 1968. Both had the fuel/oil/temp gauges (instead of lights) in the left pod with either a clock or a tachometer in the right pod. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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