AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Pontiac GTO

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

While perusing the docket over on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, this bright red 1968 Pontiac GTO caught my eye.

The auction house notes this convertible received a multi-year cosmetic and mechanical restoration under the seller’s 15-year ownership.

“Available initially as an option package in 1964 on the midsized Pontiac LeMans, the GTO name later became a standalone model in 1966,” AutoHunter says in the car’s listing. “The GTO along with other General Motors A-body cars subsequently received a rework beginning in 1968, adopting a ‘semi-fastback’ design, a reduced overall length, and a lowered ride height.”

This second-generation GTO example up for auction features a replacement power-operated white retractable top with a glass rear window, hideaway headlights, a color-matched Endura front bumper, hood air intakes and dual exhaust outlets.

The matching red interior houses reupholstered vinyl fold-forward bucket seats, a center console, tilt steering wheel and an AM/FM radio.

Power comes from a 350-horsepower 400cid V8 upgraded with an Edelbrock intake, an HEI distributor, finned aluminum valve covers, stainless-steel fuel lines, replacement spark plug wires and a GTO Judge air filter assembly. The engine is linked to a replacement 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

To hear this GTO start, see the video below:

The odometer shows 24,039 miles, although true chassis mileage is unknown.

This GTO’s auction ends September 9 at 11:12 a.m. PDT.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.