1968 Pontiac GTO

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1968 Pontiac GTO
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Body Color
Nightshade Green
Stock
21GKM239
Vin
242378Z128948
Miles
84,766
Engine Size
400 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
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Body Color
Nightshade Green
Stock
21GKM239
Vin
242378Z128948
Miles
84,766
Engine Size
400 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Video coming soon

PHS Docs

Nightshade Green
Black
400 V8
4 Speed Manual

1968 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe

- True GTO
- California Car
- PHS Docs
- 400 V8
- 4 Speed Muncie
- Front Disc Brakes

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“The Pontiac GTO Was an Engineering Marvel of its Time” – Motor Trend, July 2019

The Motor Trend retrospective article continued: “Although the original GTO will always be credited with creating the muscle car genre, no car defines the muscle car era better than the 1968 Pontiac GTO, our 1968 Car of the Year. In retrospect, it's easy to look back at the '68 GTO's win as our editors being swayed by 'supercar' performance over all else, but the truth is that the 1968 GTO's virtues run much deeper than that.”

But performance certainly mattered: “Like the fabled tiger connected with GTO, it paws around corners flat and true, then leaps through short straights, ready to have another go at a seemingly hard turn…. The Pontiac could obviously hustle in a straight line, too. Our three-speed automatic tester ran from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds; our Hurst four-speed manual tester, equipped with a Ram-Air intake, could do it in 6.5.”

Offered here in Nightshade Green over black is an exemplary 1968 Pontiac GTO, a California car, in perfectly maintained, as-original condition. The car is fully documented by the Pontiac Historical Society. Its speedometer shows 84,766 miles, or just 1,600 miles per-year on average since new. For many of those who came of age in the late Sixties—as well as anyone who venerates American muscle—this is a Holy Grail performance automobile in superb condition..

The exterior paint shade is a beguiling and rare gray-green color. The paint finish is virtually perfect over the entire body: smooth and glossy with a deep, rich, reflective shine (including on the front Endura® bumper, a technological marvel of the day). The flowing GM A-body hardtop, as tailored to the Pontiac Division model with its unique front bumper, hood scoops, hood-mounted tachometer, and sloping rooflines caused oohs and ahhs back in the day… and it still does. All GTO badging—in the front grille, on both rear fenders (adjacent to the Pontiac-emblem-shaped side-marker lights), and on the rear deck—is properly in place; front fender “GTO 6.5 Liter” emblems are in place as well. The chrome finish on the rear bumper, window trim, wheel-well trim, lower-body trim, quad-headlight surrounds, driver's-side mirror, and door handles is in outstanding condition. Cabin glass is crystal-clear and undamaged as are all lighting lenses. Factory 5-spoke styled steel wheels with chrome trim rings and “PMD” center emblems (Pontiac Motor Division) in pristine condition are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter performance tires.

The GTO's interior displays near-showroom condition as well. Black-vinyl upholstery in a classic, vertically pleated design is in exceptional, virtually wear-free condition on the fold-forward front buckets and rear bench seat. Door trim incorporates this vinyl material and black carpet in a handsome horizontal design topped with a red-black-and-chrome GTO emblem; the car has roll-up windows. Cabin carpeting is black, very well-maintained, and protected by GTO-logo-embroidered carpet mats. A three-spoke “Pontiac Motor Division” steering wheel with brushed-metal trim frames the large, round gauges surrounded by switchgear set on a woodgrain backdrop trim, which continues across the dash; upper dash surfaces are black padded vinyl. A factory-style push-button radio is mounted in the dash with a period-correct, aftermarket Craig® 8-track cassette player mounted below. The Hurst® 4-speed shifter with T-bar handle for the Muncie® 4-speed transmission is floor-mounted.

Under the hood, the 400-cubic-inch V8 wears correct Pontiac-light-blue engine-block paint. An open-top air-cleaner assembly facilitates the through-the-hood-scoops Ram air induction. The engine bay is complete and well-organized with all components properly located, and all wiring and hoses properly routed. Viewed from below, the chassis is extremely clean and complete, with many surfaces properly treated with rust-inhibitor. Front disc brakes, the exhaust headers, and the full-length dual-exhaust system with crossover pipe are focal points.

The GTO's factory-mounted build and identification tags remain riveted in place. A car cover is included in the sale.

While the more than 165 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '68 GTO in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

This remarkable '68 Pontiac GTO is sure to be cherished by its next owner, as it has definitely been to this point. This is the definition of “classic American muscle.” It needs to be appreciated and enjoyed well into the future.

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