Guy Hiney is restoring this 1968 GTO hardtop. Guy comments, "I'm taking the drive train out again. Bruce Smith is restoring it during this winter. Bruce is the same guy who painted Martini's Judge. Fantastic work he does! If you look a the Dec 03 issue of Car Craft, Real world cars, Dyno Proven, 300 to 900 hp, you will see my GTO. It's got a numbers matching 400, 4-speed. Sweet. Can't wait to put it together again in the spring. Yes, I have some tricks for the engine this winter although it runs nice now!" CLICK->
Here's a picture of the rear end in Guy's 1968 GTO. Gus says, "The 'N' on the punkin picture is for the hot forged axles/noduler iron case. It's very rare in a '68 GTO. It's been in it since new. I have all the documentation from the original owner." CLICK->
Here's how Guy removes the engine in this 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Guy has his engine ready to go back into his 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Side view of Guy's engine restoration. I like the hook he created on the intake manifold. This will come in handy when installing it back into his 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Here's how the engine looks back into Guy's 1968 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Guy sends in some updated pictures of his 1968 GTO restoration project. He's got the radiator support and front fenders on. He channeled the Ram Air base so that the hood will close with the higher RPM intake. CLICK->
Guy's 68 GTO is being blocked for paint. CLICK->
Taking a look down the driver's side of Guy's 1968 GTO. He left the vinyl top on the car so that an exact replacement could be made. CLICK->
Looking up the passenger side. See the nice masking paper holder in the corner? CLICK->
Here is Guy's Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop all done. In November of 2005, Guy writes to say this, "Dynoed my 68 GTO on a New Zealand Dyno Pack where you remove the rear wheels, bolt on hubs and slip the dyno pods on. All dyno's read different as we know. The deal on this one is it is very accurate when repeated so you can see 'really' how your tuning is going. It made 330 rwhp with 400 rwtorque out of the 400. Runs sweet. The other thing I wanted to let you know is it appraised at $43,000 at Yesterdays Auto. He also does appraisals for the IRS so he claims to be one of the best. He's a big time collector here in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. Does the Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, etc. His place is a museum of collector cars/stuff.
He showed me '64 Chevelle driven by a famous Sweden driver, '49 tube frame Caddy, and two mid-60's Mustang fastbacks that these guys raced, and will race in the race across the country of Mexico. The 49 Caddy had a Jerico tranny full tube a-arms/frame full rally car computer system....one of a kind for sure! Thanks for a great web site, I go on it every day. Still looking for my car to make the top ten. Thanks for posting my pictures of the old girl!" CLICK->
Guy's Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop has a Ram Air engine. Guy says, "It took second here at the Muscle Car Classic hosted by GTOAA.
It's for fun anyway. I just want to win my class because they encourage a burnout when you pick up your trophy in the car
for 1st. My car melts the rubber. I don't drive it like that too much. It sounds like a pro stock car. It would be a treat for the GTOAA, and my last time doing burnout...lol." CLICK->
Guy sends in more pictures of his Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop on the first day of summer 2006. CLICK->
Guy's Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop, left side view. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop, right rear view. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Rick Hummel (rickgto.@mc.net) - "Sean, thanks for the superb job of putting the pics of my car together and on your site. It's an indescribable feeling to go to a site with so many "TOP NOTCH" cars and be a part of it."