What does a Pontiac, a Ferrari and a DMC DeLorean have in common? None other than John DeLorean himself. The connection between the Pontiac GTO, Ferrari 250 GTO and the DMC DeLorean are the fact that John DeLorean was involved in the production of the first muscle car ever built, the Pontiac GTO and it was he who chose the name GTO (Gran Tourismo Omologato – grand tourer homologated) as an inspiration from the Ferrari 250 GTO, while the DMC DeLorean was his brainchild later on in the Eighties and is another distinctive automobile in its own right. In fact, John DeLorean was the youngest Division Head at GM in its history to date. From the first generation onwards, the GTO developed distinctive styling cues, such as the quad headlamps and split grille that this second-generation 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible proudly presents. It’s a garage-kept car from Georgia with 100,000 miles on the odometer. It’s also a three owner car.
This magnificent specimen of a 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible is draped in a fiery red color with period correct vintage OEM wheels and is reported to be an all-original car. Grip is ensured by a set of white-walled Toyo tires. 1968 saw the headlamp layout changed to a horizontal layout after the vertically stacked set-up of the first generation. The convertible top is in contrasting white which matches, as well as accentuates the striking red paintwork. It’s a power-operated top as well, for added convenience. Off to the interior, it features red leather all-around including the entirety of the door panels. Four adults can travel in the cabin. The dash features a wood grain in the center with leather around. The 3-spoke Pontiac logo emblazoned steering wheel is also done in matching red. A modern upgrade is the addition of Sony FM/CD player with an iPod connection, and door-mounted speakers.
The 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible came with two engine options on its release in 1968. This GTO is equipped with a 400ci (6.6L) V8 engine with four-barrel carburetor. It’s mated to an automatic 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission transferring power through a Hurst shifter to the rear wheels and producing 300hp and 400lb ft of torque. Braking is via discs at the front and drums at the rear.
-Car Location: Georgia
-4 Barrel Carburetor
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