Frame Off Built GTO Convertible 455 V8 4 Speed Manual PS Disc Brakes
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: GTO
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 3,199
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 455 V8
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Pontiac GTO
SUMMARYAuthentic GTO as documented by Pontiac Historic Services
Body-off rotisserie restoration completed in 1999 / Utilized many NOS components
Fully freshened and repainted in 2015
455 cubic inch Pontiac V8 / Professionally built
Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
10-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.36 gears
All-original sheetmetal / U.S Mags Rambler wheels
Sale includes: Pontiac Historic Services paperwork / Restoration receipts / Engine paperwork
Factory power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
F41 Sports Suspension
The beloved GTO is a direct result of what happens when a renegade car division that's ran by busted-knuckle gearheads defies corporate culture, borrows' Ferrari's most coveted name and stages an octane-fueled war against crosstown rivals. But, hen the GTO officially kicked off the muscle car wars, t wasn't GM's impressive engineering prowess or Pontiac's hard-fought performance image that turned the car into a legend. It was the opportunity for any customer to walk in to the showroom, uy a small platform with a big engine, nd, ith the flip of a checkbook, eck it out with some major performance hardware. It's hard to think of any GTO that embodies that 'build-to-suit' mindset better than this professionally tweaked drop-top. With a massaged big block, tough Muncie 4-speed and head-turning aesthetics, t's the perfect cruiser for any muscle car enthusiast who wants to prowl the show field and burn up the streets!
While this real-deal GTO's classic good looks originated in the mind of engineer John Z. DeLorean, t was the professionals at Tony's Muscle Cars of Sugarloaf, ennsylvania that ensured its present appearance is top-notch in virtually ever way. Back in 1999, meticulous mechanic, ho remains friends with the car's current owner, rchestrated a body-off, otisserie restoration that dressed original sheetmetal and original floorpans in a roster of NOS componentry. Fast forward to late 2015, hen the crew at Tony's thoroughly freshened that reboot and added rich Burgundy 2-stage that perfectly contrasts the car's clean white top. And today, his razor-sharp Poncho is a first class head turner that's solid, omposed and ready for prime time!
Peek under the fully functional hood and you'll find a '72-spec 455 that was completely rebuilt by the pros at Jim Taylor Engine Service of Upper Black Eddy, ennsylvania. At the top of that Turquoise mill, Ram Air IV Quadrajet bridges the gap between stainless fuel lines, date-correct air cleaner and a port-matched Ram Air IV intake. That air/fuel mixture floods '69 Ram Air IV heads, hich hide Manley valves, omp springs, omp roller rockers and Crane chromoly pushrods under polished covers. That valvetrain is propelled by a balanced rotating assembly, hich spins TRW pistons between Clevite bearings, Crane cam and high quality Melling lifters. That assembly gets sparked by MSD 6AL ignition, hich sequences fire through a traditional points distributor and Packard TV R Suppression cables. Below those cables, et-coated '69 Ram Air IV exhaust manifolds make quick work of spent gases. At the front of those manifolds, ld school pulleys spin a rebuilt alternator and factory power steering in front of Edelbrock timing components. And a fresh brake booster, factory-spec radiator and a familiar Melling oil pump keep the fluids flowing.
Logging few miles since the car's freshening, his goat's fully restored undercarriage is completely free of significant issues and major defects. The stout big block commands a tough Muncie 4-speed with the help of a beefy Hayes clutch. That proven gearbox grinds power to a rebuilt GM 10-bolt, hich spins a posi-trac differential around friendly 3.36 gears. That drivetrain rides in a familiar F41 Sports Suspension. At the corners of that suspension, ower-assisted calipers clamp drilled and slotted rotors. A custom, rue-dual exhaust system connects the car's coated manifolds with welded, ual-chamber mufflers and polished stainless tips. And a quartet of U.S. Mags Ramblers spins 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 285/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.
Swing the doors and you'll find a clean vinyl interior that feels like the perfect place to spend a warm summer evening. Front and center, trio of bench and bucket seats includes a rare reclining throne for the car's front passenger. The 455's vitals are displayed by a deluxe Rally Gauge Cluster, hich complements a customized hood tach. Like-new carpet anchors a chrome Hurst shifter inside a factory-spec console. At the sides of the car, liable door panels mix crank windows with manual locks. In front of the driver, n optional Sport Steering Wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, restored and matted trunk anchors a full-size spare tire beneath correct decklid decals.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONThe car's original Owner's Manual
The car's original factory literature
Stacks of itemized restoration receipts
Paperwork and receipts for the car's professional engine build
Pontiac Historic Services paperwork
Fully sorted and ready to roll, his iconic GTO is an ideal blend of performance and style. Freshened in 2015, he car is an absolute pleasure to drive; and with its killer looks, t'll turn heads seven days a week. Shopping for some high quality muscle that can be enjoyed for years to come? Here's your next classic!