Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
The well-coordinated color combo, numbers-matching 400ci V8, and plenty of the right investments make this restored 1968 Pontiac GTO the handsome and powerful hardtop of our dreams.
The subtle Mayfair Maize hardtop and black vinyl roof give this a premium vintage appearance that could pass for a simple cool cruiser. In fact, while the trim tag tells us this is the factory-correct appearance, the level of investment that went into the paint and new top might just stun people into momentarily believing that this is only a well-restored luxury cruiser. The body panels remain straight; the rear chrome bumper is shiny & complete; and the Endura front bumper continues to look correct & color-matched. Of course, you won't be able to keep up this nice guy ruse too long. Not only do you have the correct G-T-O badges that inspire fear in lesser cars, but also the hood scoops, large dual exhaust tips, and wide rubber on the Rally II wheels with the PMD center caps all remind everyone who is really king.
We love it when the vinyl roof is a preview of the interior color, and so this factory-correct black proves that this GTO was factory ordered with a thoughtful eye. Plus, this has been restored to be quite inviting with nicely detailed seat covers that showcase the always-interesting Pontiac design motif. There are classic pieces, like the AM radio that's there for display, and this is a factory A/C car (it will need an R134a servicing to function again.) There's also plenty of woodgrain paneling on the center console and dash further to give you an upscale feeling. You even have wood on the upgraded three-spoke steering wheel that's mounted on a tilt column. It's part of a true driver-oriented package that includes an upgraded AutoMeter tach and an auxiliary gauge trio under the dash. And there's just something extra cool about the Hurst "His n Her" dual-gate shifter.
One look at the 400 cubic-inch V8, and you're again reminded this GTO is all about correct style. The numbers-matching motor wears the correct Pontiac turquoise paint with pride. The was a nice investment in the motor, so while you'll spot stock elements, like the Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor, this one also runs with added muscle thanks to a mild cam. And the sweet rumble of the Flowmaster dual exhaust let's everyone know you have serious power under the hood. This one handles its performance nicely thanks to the stout numbers-matching TH400 three-speed automatic transmission (and don't forget about the control of the dual-gate shifter.) Plus, this strong all-around driver with power steering, power brakes, and Cooper Cobra rubber at all four corners.
The sale comes complete with restoration photos, build receipts, and service manuals. It's rare to find one classic that has both elegance and muscle in one well-restored package. Don't miss out, call today!
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