1968 Pontiac GTO MOTOR TREND'S CAR OF THE YEAR IN 1968
Correct Cameo Ivory White exterior and Red interior.
Extremely rare color combination with a factory Hurst 4-Speed.
Original 400 cu.in. 350 HP & 445 pounds of torque.
A Numbers Matching Engine.
Correct "WT" code block
Correct # 16 big valve heads.
10.75 to 1 compression ratio.
Factory original Hurst 4-Speed shifter with console.
Factory correct Pontiac hood tachometer. Shows Pontiac name on face, correct 5,200 red line and has Dual internal lights. Sealed, no fogging problems.
Muncie close-ratio 4-Speed Transmission. ( Case # 3925660) original & rebuilt.
Factory 3.55 ratio PosiTraction rear end. Recent fluid check & no leaks.
Factory tinted glass.
Endura front bumper in excellent condition.
New clutch & Pressure Plate, custom made by Tampa Clutch Shop, 30% more holding power than original factory heavy duty clutch, with light pedal pressure. Flywheel was resurfaced. No chatter. Professionally Installed 2017 .
Power Steering , no noise or leaks
Power Brakes, no leaks.
Rally Cluster dash instruments.
Factory correct sport steering wheel. No excessive play.
All lights , interior and exterior work.
New dash pad.
Seats, front and rear, have been recovered with correct factory color and pattern. New chrome seat trim. Door panels and carpet have also been replaced in correct factory color. All from Year One Inc. and in excellent condition.
Factory correct & original Rally II Wheels. Excellent condition including new center caps & red center lugs.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A 225 -R14 white letter tires. Approx. 2,000 miles on tires. Like new.
Factory correct trunk mat and spare tire cover.
Engine is modified with a mid-range Crane performance cam. (part # 105072) Mild lope and very streetable . For info on the cam go to Cranecams.com and enter the part number.
Edelbrock Pontiac Performance aluminum manifold.
Edelbrock 750 cfm Performer Series carburetor with electric choke that was purchased new in 2014 and was completely rebuilt in 2017 with ethanol resistant parts and with a Life-Time Warranty.
New chrome air cleaner and new filter.
Hedman headers with HTC Ceramic finish.
PerTronix Electronic ignition (hidden in distributor) with PerTronix Flame-Thrower chrome coil (40,000 + Volts).
High Performance ACCEL distributor cap and High Performance rotor, new.
ACCEL Super Stock 8.5mm ignition wires with chrome wire looms.
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs with ultra fine wire iridium center electrode, no gaping required and one of the hardest metals known. Creates extremely hot spark.
High Torque Starter (New 2017) produces 222 pounds of torque, 4 to 1 ratio and heat soak resistance . Purchased from Summit Parts.
New 100 AMPs Chrome single wire Alternator (New 2017).
New Carter Super Street fuel pump with ethanol resistant diaphragm. 120 gph @ 5.5 to 6.5 psi. Purchased from Summit Parts.
New hood hinges & springs.
New fuel tank and new support straps with rubber insulation & new fuel cap.
New fuel filter.
New stainless steel fuel sending unit & fuel pickup.
New fuel gauge, not rebuilt, custom made with all new parts and correct paint.
New Printed Circuit Board for Rally Gauge Instrument Cluster.
FlowMaster Super 44 Series high flow mufflers with aluminized construction.
Cross Over scavenger exhaust pipe. Maximizes exhaust velocity, increases torque & balances pressure flow.
Factory correct 1968 Chrome exhaust tips.
160 degree thermostat. Engine typically runs in the 180 to 190 degree range in Florida.
Oil pressure about 25 to 30 pounds at idle and 50 to 60 + pounds at higher RPMs.
Engine was completely rebuilt by a Certified Master mechanic about 12 years ago and has approximately 8,000 miles on it since I purchased the car in 2007. Bored .30 over to 406 cu.in. Engine does not leak oil or smoke. Excellent professional full rebuild. New timing chain & timing gears, pistons, brass freeze plugs, seals, etc. Very solid and strong engine.
Front suspension and brakes were rebuilt just prior to my purchase and have about 8,000 miles on them.
New brake hoses on front (2017).
New Master Brake cylinder . Using synthetic brake fluid. No leaks in system.
Oil and Filter change approximately 1000 miles ago. Running Valvoline VR1 Race Grade Oil ( contains ZDDP for lubrication of flat tappet cam shafts ).
No known rust or leaks.
All rubber weatherstripping on windows, doors, hood and trunk are in very good to excellent condition.
Highly detailed engine.
New spare tire, never been on the ground.
New AM/FM stereo radio with Pontiac name on face plate by Custom AutoSound . Has clock, Aux Inputs for iPods, MP3, Satellite, etc. Have original box and manual.
Trunk is solid with no rust or leaks and with factory correct mat and wheel cover.
Trunk back board has hand painted covering of Pontiac logo on artist canvas . This was created by Diadema Designs / Professional Graphic Artist . Changes entire appearance of trunk area.
After I purchased the car I restored it to its current condition and showed the car at Premium car shows and others with professional judges for about four years. The car has won approximately 50 trophies, 5 Best of Show and 12 Best of Division among others. I have attended a large number of classic car shows over the years and I have never seen another 1968 GTO in this color combination with a factory Hurst 4-Speed. As many classic car shows are at night the car has under hood LED lights. These lights are not noticeable during the day or when not in use and draw very little current. They can be left on for an entire show without any noticeable drain on the battery. They are controlled by hidden switches, hidden wiring and are all fused for safety. The LEDs put out an amazing amount of light and illuminate the entire engine bay.
Have some of the original factory parts that came with this car should a new owner wish to return the car to factory stock or to keep for future added value. Original Quadrajet intake manifold. Front valance (currently has chrome model). Exhaust manifolds. Exhaust pipes that connect to original exhaust manifolds. These are items are negotiable based on selling price of car.
PHS (Pontiac Historical Service) Certification Documents, Factory Owner's Manual, Full Shop Manual, GTO Wiring Manual. Many receipts.
Please note: This car shows extremely well and is an unbelievable attention getter. As you can see from the above information it has many new parts and upgrades. All parts are of the highest quality grade. I consider any part installed, with less than 1500 miles, a new part. The paint is about 12 years old and still has an excellent finish. Same paint that won 50 trophies. Car runs, drives, looks and sounds outstanding. I am retired and it has never been raced or abused in the 10 + years I have owned it.
Note : This car is Turn-Key ready. It can be driven to a car show or cruise-in the day it is purchased.
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