213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
The numbers-matching 400ci V8, a stylish color combo, and some great features make this 1968 Pontiac GTO a handsome hardtop classic. And it was even signed by one of the masterminds behind this muscle car legend.
The subtle Primavera Beige hardtop and Verdoro Green vinyl roof give this a premium vintage appearance that could pass for a simple cool cruiser. It's the factory-correct color combo, and it was resprayed later in life to make sure it looks clean and complete. Today, it has matured into the right kind of aged-in look that's great for an understated color combo like this. So people may even mistake this for original, which is kind of cool because the low odometer is suspected (but not verified) to reflect actual mileage. And for everyone else who doesn't quite like this more vintage vibe, a good professional detail will also restore plenty of pop to the appearance. No matter how you choose to present this car, there's an underlying quality with fundamentals like nice body gaps, clear glass, and good rubber seals. And of course, it's hard to resist a real-deal GTO. The color-matched Endura front end with desirable hidden headlights, dual hood scoops, Rally II wheels with the PMD center caps, full GTO badging, and large dual exhaust tips are all reminders that this one may look softly subtle, but it carries a big stick under the hood.
The factory-correct gold interior is a great 1960s color. It looks especially nice on this one, because it has the kind of tone that almost looks like you mixed the exterior paint and roof colors together. There's plenty of correct and vintage style that makes this appealing, including the woodgrain paneling on the center console and dash to give you an upscale feeling. It's also part of a true driver-oriented package that includes front bucket seats, a center console, and the cool Hurst "His and Hers" dual-gate shifter. There are even provisions for desirable features like a factory tach and air conditioning (they will need servicing to function again.) The trunk has a clean and complete look, but that's not the most impressive part. What you'll really be showing off is the signature of Jim Wangers. If you know GTOs, then we don't have to tell you about how this marketing ace was instrumental in letting the world know that the GTO was here and the muscle car era had begun.
One look at the 400 cubic-inch V8, and you're again reminded this GTO is all about retaining a look of correct style. The numbers-matching motor wears the correct Pontiac turquoise paint with honesty and pride. You'll see the correct components, like the air grabber, intake, and Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor. But when you dig a little deeper, you'll also see investments like a newer starter, HEI distributor, and alternator to help keep this classic a good driver's car. This one handles its performance nicely thanks to the stout TH400 three-speed automatic transmission (and don't forget about the control of the dual-gate shifter.) Plus, this is a strong all-around driver with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and thick sway bars front & rear.
The sale comes complete with Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) documentation. It's rare to find one classic that has both elegance and muscle in one well-presented package. Don't miss out, call today!
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