1968 GTO Convertable - SPRING IS HERE TIME TO LET THE GOAT OUT OF THE GARAGE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: GTO
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertable
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 26,000
- VIN: 24267
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 400
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Pontiac GTO
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, 1968 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE….TRUE 242 GTO, MATCHING # YS CODE 400/350 HORSEPOWER…PHS DOCUMENTED…READY TO SHOW AND GO!!
After this long winter most have experienced it looks like Spring is finally just around the corner. What better way to completely enjoy the warmer weather then cruising around in a gorgeous 1968 GTO Convertible!
This GTO is a Matching #, true investment quality classic that you can drive, enjoy and take to the car shows and cruise-ins.
It is 1 of just 9980 GTO Convertibles produced in 1968 and was produced at the Freemont, California production facility and then sold at Mike Salta Pontiac in Sacramento, California. This GTO spent a good part of its life in California with the original owner before they moved to NJ in 1993. They then realized they would not be enjoying the car like they were able to in California and sold it to the 2nd owner in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The 2nd owner decided to treat this GTO to a professional restoration that took several years to complete but was well worth the wait. He was a classic car enthusiast and had several classics so this GTO did not get driven very often but he did take it to the Hilton Head, SC Concourse d’ Elegance several years andI have a couple of the catalogs where it was featured. He won quite a few trophies and awards over the years with the car.
The odometer shows slightlyover 26,000 miles which I was told were believed to be original butI always have a hard time believing this without the proper documentation.
I do know that this GTO still has its original Matching # 400/350 Horsepower V8 motor and the car runs and drives beautifully. I will do my best to provide enough pictures and an honest description to help you decide if this is the one you have been looking for.
As you will see from the pictures the body on this GTO is absolutely gorgeous. According to the trim tag and PHS documents this car was originally Springmist Green which was a nice color but I think you will agree that this GTO has much better muscle car look in its current Silver metallic color. Although not a stock color in 1968, this Palladium Silver color was a stock 1969 GTO color and this car wears it well! The 2nd owner had changed the color in 1994 when he initially had it restored. I was told the car was an extremely solid rust free California car when he got it.
The body is straight. Doors open and shut great and the hood also lines up very well. All of the chrome and glass look excellent. The car was originally ordered with the Hideaway headlights and they work great. This GTO is now ready for the local shows and cruise ins and will probably win its share of trophies.
I hope the Winning bidder takes every opportunity to drop the top on this GTO but it is also nice to know that there is a beautiful, close to new, black convertible top that compliments the Silver metallic paint beautifully when needed. In fact I think you will agree that this GTO almost looks as nice with the top up as it does down. The power tops works great and rear glass window is crystal clear. The top seals up nicely when up. There is a matching boot cover for a clean look when the top is down.
It's like getting into a Time Capsal when you open the drivers door and slide inside this beutiful Classic Car. Finished in the original black color the interior looks fantastic. Front and rear seats look great. Dash pad looks great with no cracks. Door panels look excellent. Carpeting looks excellent and nice set of GTO floor mats are included. Orginal AM radio still in place and seems to work. Center console with the His/Hers dual shift gate looks great. All of the gauges and lights seem to be working correctly. A nice set of aftermarket gauges were neatly mounted under the dash for oil pressure, temperature and amp readings. I also had the hood tach added.
Under the hood on this GTO and you will find the original Matching # YS coded 400/350hp V8 4bbl begging to be driven. The block has the correct Engine ID # stamping on the front of the block which matches the PHS docs and the vin # stamping below the water pump also matches the cars vin #. Power Steering and Power front disc brakes make driving effortless and this car handles the road beautifully. As I mentioned previously the mileage currently reads slightly over 26,000 miles.The motor is very strong and has most likely been gone through by the 2nd owner at the time of restoration. The Hydramatic 400 Automatic Transmission shifts strong and smooth and the his/hers shifter is always fun when desired. It still has the original Safe-T-track rear axle dressed up with chrome cover, with 3.36 gears which are great for highway cruising. This ’68 is riding on a nicely re-finished set of Rally II wheels with Chrome trim rings that are wrapped in great set of white letter radial tires with 80% tread life left. The 2nd owner added an aluminum radiator as well as an auxiliary electric fan. Great tone from the dual exhaust! This GTO runs nice and cool…Simply a joy to drive!!
Inside of the trunk is solid and original looking. Nicely detailed in the correct spatter paint and trunk mat. Matching Spare and jack in place. The undercarriage is also super clean and rock solid. Floorpans look original and are rock solid with no rust issues. I think you will find that the car has been nicely detailed from top to bottom.
I do have all the PHS documentation for this beautiful GTO Convertible. As pictured below you will see the engine stampings are correct and verify this is a matching # car. I also have the original, dealer issued registration card from Mike Salta Pontiac in Sacramento, CA. Original owners manuals and some of the catalogs from the Hilton Head, SC Concourse d’ Elegance featuring this car are also included.
Car is listed for sale locally Ireserve the right to end this auction at any time.
Car is sold as is with no warrantee.
I welcome all to contact me to view the Car
All Bids are contract binding.