1968 Pontiac GTO Sport Coupe
- Engine Size
- 400 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 SPEED MANUAL
THIS 1968 PONTIAC GTO SPORT COUPE IS LOCATED IN: HOMESTEAD, FL
The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was manufactured by American automobile manufacturer Pontiac from the 1964 to 1974 model years, and by GM's subsidiary Holden in Australia from the 2004 to 2006 model years.
The first generation of the GTO was the first muscle car produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. The Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models.
For the 1964 and 1965 model years, the GTO was an optional package on the intermediate-sized Pontiac LeMans. The 1964 GTO vehicle identification number (VIN) started with 82, while the 1965 GTO VIN started with 237. The GTO became a separate model from 1966 to 1971 (VIN 242...). It became an optional package again for the 1972 and 1973 intermediate LeMans. For 1974, the GTO optional package was offered on the compact-sized Ventura.
The GTO was selected as the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1968.
General Motors redesigned its A-body line for 1968, with more curvaceous, semi-fastback styling. The wheelbase was shortened to 112.0 in (2,845 mm) on all two-door models. Overall length was reduced 5.9 inches (150 mm) and height dropped half an inch (12 mm), but overall weight was up about 75 lb (34 kg). Pontiac abandoned the familiar vertically stacked headlights in favor of a horizontal layout, but made hidden headlights available at extra cost. The concealed headlights were a popular option. The signature hood scoop was replaced by dual scoops on either side of a prominent hood bulge extending rearward from the protruding nose.
A unique feature was the body-color Endura front bumper. It was designed to absorb impact without permanent deformation at low speeds. Pontiac touted this feature heavily in advertising, showing hammering at the bumper to no discernible effect. A GTO could be ordered with "Endura delete", in which case the Endura bumper would be replaced by a chrome front bumper and grille from the Pontiac LeMans.
• CLEAN TITLE
• THIS PONTIAC GTO SPORT COUPE HAS 35,543 MILES
• VERY ORIGINAL AND MATCHING NUMBERS CAR
• BUILT BY PONTIAC AT ARLINGTON, TX PLANT IN APRIL 68'
• 400CI V8 ENGINE
• 4 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
• PAINT CODE: Q2 VERDORO GREEN WITH BLACK VINYL TOP
• TRIM: 223 BLACK VINYL INTERIOR
• NOT RUNNING DUE TO SITTING FOR A FEW YEARS
• THE ENGINE TURNS BY HAND
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- Engine Size
- 400 V8
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- Center Console
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