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Here's a shot of the Ivy Gold interior in Jim's Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Jim Taylor sends us addtional shots of his Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop. In 1970, the GTO was advertised as "The Humbler". Jim adds, "This car was purchased by me in December of 2003. The matching numbers parts were stored and I built the car as I would have ordered it from Royal Pontiac in 1968. Built as a Royal Bobcat 428 GTO; TH400 automatic transmission with Hurst dual gate shifter, power antenna, pushbutton AM/FM radio, stereo tape player (8-track), Rally II wheels, hood mounted tachometer, Rally gauge cluster with clock, Sport wood wheel, dual exhaust extensions, power steering, power brakes, tilt steering wheel, Soft Ray glass, bucket seats, seat headrests, front shoulder belts, 428 CI Ram Air V-8, console, rear defroster, and 3:90 Posi Trac differential. It is 475 horsepower and 428 cubic inches of Poncho Power!" CLICK->
Jim's Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop at a car show. CLICK->
Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Jim Taylor. CLICK->
Here it is sitting next to a red 1970 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Cool rear end shot of Jim's Verdoro Green 1968 GTO hardtop. The rear bumpers had quite a lot of chrome. CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Aaron Reynolds from Brisbane, Australia. Look close - it's a right-hand-drive. Aaron had this to share, "After realizing my girlfriend's daughter wanted to use the GTO for her formal Prom, I thought I should pull my finger out and do something about it. I had just hooked up the 9 inch after a rather spectacular 10 bolt non-essential disassembly during a burnout. The previous owner had dropped her onto the rear 1/4 when a wheel went bye bye after he had hit a Deer (no not a Kangaroo, unbelievable I know). He also just about totaled the front valance. So it was off to my mate's place for some rapid body repairs (1 week to be exact). Extreme make over underway, sand back nose, repair valance and rear 1/4, repair hail dents in LeMans boot, and weld up Pontiac holes to be correct for GTO bootlid. Smooth work and she was painted and had all her bits back on in less than four days! I hope you guys appreciate her better now, I sure do!" Huh?!? CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop, front end view. Those Australian plates are wide! CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop, right rear view. The power antenna is on the left rear fender. I wonder if that is part of the right-hand-drive conversion? CLICK->
Looking up the right side of Aaron's red 1968 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Take a look at this! This 1968 GTO has been converted to right-hand-drive. This requires quite a bit of work. CLICK->
The steering column shaft has been moved to the other side of the car. You can just make it out to the left of the valve cover on the left, just below the air snorkel inlet. The air conditioning compressor is gone. I wonder if it fit with the right-hand-drive conversion. CLICK->
Vintage picture of Rich's Uncles green 1968 GTO hardtop. Rich says that he had the car from 1971 through 1975 and had a lot of good times in the car. Looks like it has hub caps in the front and mag wheels in the rear. CLICK->
Another vintage shot of this green 1968 GTO. Check out the other now-old cars parked along the street. CLICK->
White 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Mike Polowick from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He purchased it in the states back in September of 2001. He said that it took him four years and a few thousand dollars, but it is now ready to cruise. Congratulations, Mike on getting another Pontiac back on the road! Please tell us more about the car and how you got it back into shape. These are some revealing photos of a car that probably isn't "all GTO". Mike says that the car DID start off as a GTO (VIN starting with 242) but that the previous owner replaced trunk lid, nose clip, and lower valance, with LeMans parts. We can all learn (along with Mike) what makes up a GTO. See the valance panel under the front bumper? A GTO valance panel would have holes for the chrome trim. Chrome valance panel trim? It's not there either. This car does have a GTO hood. Look at the center top of the bumper. A '68 GTO bumper would have a metal arrowhead emblem there. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Todd Lloyd (lentoddlloyd.@earthlink.net) - "Mattingly, apparently Pontiac blood must flow thru your veins which automatically qualifies you as on right-on dude. Well done."