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Left side of Mike's white 1968 GTO. Further examining Mike's car. A '68 GTO would have front fender emblems made of metal, rather than a decal. Most GTO experts would tell you that the "400" emblem on the rocker panel trim is not correct. However, I will tell you this is a correct part for some GTO's. I have seen a photo of a very early '68 GTO sitting in a dealer's showroom wearing the "400" emblem. Now have a look at the rear red "arrowhead" marker light. Just ahead of that are three holes where the "GTO" vinyl decal should be on a '68 GTO. What emblem was originally there? Was it "LeMans"? No! The LeMans had individual letters that would have left (I'm pretty sure) twelve mounting holes. Was it "Tempest"? Maybe? Was it "Custom S"? Maybe? Who's the "hole" expert out there? Feel free to comment. CLICK->
Other side of Mike's white 1968 GTO hardtop. Mike's car appears to have a '68 dashboard with an aftermarket steering column-mounted tach. Still looking for clues to the makeup of this interesting car. Based on the '68 dash (which the odds say would probably be original) the car started life as a Tempest. After seeing this "dash" photo, I'd rule out '69 "Custom-S" even though these door vent windows would be correct for '68 GTO, Tempest, LeMans or a '69 Custom-S. Now look at the back of the car. The tail lights are correct and specific to the GTO model. The trunk lid is missing a "GTO' emblem. See the center lower trunk lid lip. You can see several emblem holes. That's where the single letters "P O N T I A C" once were. It's not a "GTO" trunk lid by any means. My old '68 LeMans said "P O N T I A C" spelled out in separate letters across the trunk lid. CLICK->
This car has a 1969 style side mirror. The inside rearview mirror is a '68 part. Whatever the parts on the car - it's good to see another old Pontiac on the road and being enjoyed. CLICK->
Mike is building a new engine for his 1968 GTO hardtop. Mike says, "Always wanted to add a blower." CLICK->
And the big blower assembly goes on top! CLICK->
Let's try the carbs on top of that! CLICK->
Stewart Horton shares this picture of his Torrid Red 1968 GTO parked next to a co-worker's Torrid Red 2006 GTO. Steward tells us more, "I have owned this car for 24 years. It originally was a Solar Red with a black vinyl top. The three speed was replaced with a Muncie M-20 and it has the orginal engine. Everything inside the car works including the original AM radio that came with it." CLICK->
Another shot of the two Torrid Red GTOs. CLICK->
Front end shot of Stewart's Torrid Red 1968 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Here is what lurks under the hood of a 1968 GTO. Are there any computers in there? No. But 1968 was the year that Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore started Intel Corporation. Intel began as a memory chip producer and later switched to microprocessors. The computer revolution had begun, but not under the hood of a car quite yet. CLICK->
This 1968 GTO was photographed by site visitor Richard. Richard describes his find, "There's not much left of this wrecked and parted out 68 GTO. It's been in the salvage yard many years. There's a tree now growing up where her high revving 400 once resided." CLICK->
GTO buried in pine needles. Nice shot of a sad car! CLICK->
Blue 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Julio and Luz Gutierrez from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Julio adds, "I bought it on eBay in 2005. We have invested major $$s. We enjoy our 68 GTO at all shows and cruises. She has taken first place at several shows in South Florida." CLICK->
Right-hand-drive Midnight Blue 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Vic Miller from Melbourne, Australia. Vic tells us more, "The car was originally imported from States as a new car. It was converted to RHD in Melbourne. I bought the car about 20 years ago when it was in a fairly run-down state." CLICK->
Right-hand-drive Midnight Blue 1968 GTO hardtop, right front view. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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