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Turquoise 1968 LeMans sport coupe, left side view. CLICK->NEW POST April Gold 1968 LeMans hardtop owned by Michael Kearns from Mineola, New York. Michael purchased the car from its second owner. The car was completely original minus maintenance parts with 50k miles. CLICK->NEW POST This LeMans has a black vinyl top and rides on a set of Rally I wheels. CLICK->NEW POST April Gold 1968 LeMans hardtop, left rear view. It has dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tips. CLICK->NEW POST Michael removed and painted engine and compartment. He replaced the brake & fuel lines, exhaust, and all suspension components. Michael installed an Edelbrock intake and carb, Petronix ignition, and a TH350 transmission.
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1968 GTO. The very first Picture Of The Week car was this GTO! The picture was sent in by Chuck Potter of Washington who writes: "I spent two years restoring this car I bought for $1800. It was in need of total restoration, but I found it easy to get parts for. The engine is a 400 HO bored .030 over with 428 heads and a high performance cam. The original color was green, but I decided to try white with six inch blue stripes. It has Rally II wheels and Superlift adjustable shocks. The hood mounted tach is an aftermarket part from JC Whitney. I am considering making it a functional Ram Air GOAT in the near future. Thanks for the hard work. Your site is great." CLICK->
Wheelie time! This was the Picture Of The Week for 3/8/98. I have the (almost secret) details on this 10.4 second car. (If Darrin reveals his camshaft specs he then has to kill you) The engine is a Pontiac with a 455 with stock crank. The block is bored .030 over. It is topped with self-ported 1969 Ram Air IV heads. It has 12:1 compression ratio flat-top pistons. The intake is a home-modified Dominator. The carb is a modified Holley 850. CLICK->
Whoa! Let's see Darrin's 1968 GTO light 'em up! CLICK->
Darrin is in this shot. The car has headers with 2" primaries dumping into 4" collectors coupled to a full-length, home-made 4" exhaust (that's right - 4"!). It's equipped with Flowmaster mufflers. Darrin also built the TH-400 transmission and the 12-bolt rearend. The car has 30 x 12" tires in stock wheelwells. The suspension is also stock. Darrin relied on Nunzi for machine work and valvetrain parts. Darrin has started a small side business called Nightmare Performance. According to Phil Penketh (email@example.com) who emailed the photos to me: "I hope this is sufficient information because (Darrin) won't even tell me the rest of it! I've ridden in this car and it has mind-blowing performance. When it leaves the line (on barely street-legal tires) it feels like you got rear-ended by a dump truck going 50mph. Darrin's car, aptly named Nightmare, gives all the local Chevy nuts nightmares." CLICK->
Red 1968 GTO hardtop owned by Darrin Magro from North Haven, Connecticut. Darrin had this to say, "This car named Nitemare (that's the big block chevy owners nitemare). It runs 10.4s in the high 120s (through a full custom made 4' exhaust system) but hopefully it'll make the high nines in a year or two. It is all Pontiac (455 th400) and is very streetable and sees limited street use on it's way to shows and local cruises. I can give you more numbers on the car but if I give you the girls number she'll kill me." CLICK->
Frank Rinaldi sent me this picture. It was scanned from a vintage black and white ad. He colored the car in red. I changed the color to acid green! This was our Picture Of The Week for 3/22/98. CLICK->
This was Picture Of The Week for 4/5/98. It is from Ken Frederick who says: "I found the picture of my GTO in the homecoming parade my senior year, 1979! Its got the 70's look with the big 50's on back all jacked up and all. The picture was taken by the local newspaper so it's a black & white photo. For some reason they put my car on the front page of the newspaper instead of the Senior Class Float. I must admit a GTO is better than any float so who could blame them. I was totally surprised though the day after the parade when I saw it in the newspaper. - Ken (ahh, the good ol' days) F." CLICK->
Ken Frederick roasts the meats of his '68 GTO. Here it is, hot off the pavement. You see it at the Tulsa International Raceway dragstrip in 1986. Ken says his car ran a 13.30 second quarter mile at 105 MPH. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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