1968 was the first year of the 2nd geneation of the Poniac GTO. The 1968 model received far-reaching changes from its predecessor. The body became rounder, and the design resembled the other GM A-body models. The rear window lay flatter, giving the car a fastback character. The wheelbase was shortened to 112 inches (about 2845 cm). The front received a more pronounced nose, and a "real" bumper was omitted and integrated into the frame around the grille. The styling was reminiscent of the 1967 Pontiac Firebird, with the difference that the front of the GTO was completely painted. Buyers who didn't like this new variant could choose the Tempest's chrome bumper as an option. The headlights optionally disappeared behind flaps in the grille. There was no longer a true coupe. The '68 GTO was available as a hardtop or convertible.
Powertrain options remained essentially the same as in 1967, but the rated power of the standard GTO engine increased to 350 hp (260 kW) at 5,000 rpm. Hot Rod tested a four-speed GTO equipped with the standard engine and obtained a quarter-mile time of 14.7 seconds at 97 mph (156 km/h) in pure stock form.
The GTO , now facing competition both within GM and from Ford , Dodge and Plymouth - especially the low-cost Plymouth Road Runner - won the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award .
The car offered here was restored to original condition several years ago. The GTO was delivered orignal from the factory with a 4-speed manual transmission.
Engine: V8 6555 cc /
400.0 cu in.
Power: 350 hp (257.6 KW) @ 5000 rpm
Compression: 10.75 : 1
Torque: 603 Nm (445 lb-ft) @ 3000 rpm
Transmission: 4-speed manual
The vehicle was imported from the USA to Austria, has an American title and is sold duty paid as a classic car.
Upon request, we will deliver the vehicle with a classic car individual vehicle approval for an expense allowance.