David Collie is in the process of restoring this April Gold 1968 LeMans hardtop. David tell this story, "This is my real $500 little old lady car. I bought 5-6 years ago after the little old lady passed away. Originally it had a 350ci engine, 2-speed auto on the column, AC, and bucket seats. To have a good driver I added the '72 400ci engine, His & Hers Hurst shifter, and 3.23 Posi rear. The top should be painted Premevera beige instead of white. I really like seeing cars with painted tops which was common in the late 60's." CLICK->
The interior of David's April Gold 1968 LeMans project looks pretty good. It has the optional shoulder belts. They are clipped to the headliner in their storage position. Those were very inconvenient to use and store. Thank goodness for the eventual invention of the seatbelt retractor!
Here's the '72 400ci engine that David is building for his 1968 LeMans. The original 350ci engine had a rear main seal leak. David decided to build a 400 instead of the 350. CLICK->
A higher up view of David's 400ci engine rebuild. Nice job. Looks like he's got a nice sand blasting box in the background. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Jerry Bryce from Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. It has hideaway headlights and Rally II wheels. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop, interior view. We've got a floor shifted 4-speed manual transmission with center console and air conditioning in here. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop, engine view. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Gregory Reid. Gregory adds, "I don't believe that the cars you have chosen to represent the beautiful 1968 color, Meridian Turquoise actually represent well. In fact, I'm doubtful that they are painted that color. Maybe they were originally, but not any more. This is a picture of my recently purchased, currently under mild restoration, factory original 'K' code car in Meridian Turquoise with '220' code Turquoise interior. I'm fairly certain that it's the original interior as the original owner (RIP) still had the car in his posession 5 years ago." CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 GTO hardtop, interior view. Those are turqoise colored seats. Teal was a second blue that was available on the 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 GTO hardtop, a shot of the turquoise door panel. CLICK->
Meridian Turquoise 1968 GTO hardtop in Gregory's garage with the hood open. CLICK->NEW POST Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Ed Czuba from Piscataway, New Jersey. Ed tells us more, "This was a barn find. Tucked away for over 20 years. It is a numbers matching 1968 GTO H.O. 360hp. It has 3.23 gears, His and Hers shifter, and A/C. The only other thing I can say is it is Very Fast." CLICK->NEW POST A sharp Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop, left side view. It even has the window sticker. CLICK->
1968 GTO project car owned by Brian Jones from Linden, New Jersey. Brian tells us, "I bought this car from a guy who worked down the street from my house about 5 months ago. I'm 17 and looking to fix it up. I don't want it completely stock but close. The engine has been completely rebuilt and is crank'in over 400hp. If you have any tips for me, please email me." No hood scoops. He's got a LeMans hood on his GTO. Those are 1969 GTO grilles. To be sure you've got a GTO you can check the VIN number for years 66-71. They all start with 242. Check out the VIN decoder in our Stats Explorer ™. CLICK->
Side view of Brian's 1968 GTO project. He says its painted green, light gray, dark gray, and black. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...