READER AD: 1968 Pontiac GTO 4-Speed

If you’ve been looking for a GTO to built, this one might be worth a closer look. It’s said to be a numbers matching 4-speed car, with power steering, power brakes, radio, air conditioning, and Rally wheels. It has rust issues, or patina potential if that’s your thing. Reader Larry claims that with an external gas can, the engine runs well. It’s going to be a big project but could be worth the work, so take a closer look!

As you can see, there is rust repair to be done, but Larry claims that the undercarriage is solid. He provides lots of photos of the worst areas in his link below.

The interior is surprisingly solid condition and you might be able to restore much of it. It obviously needs work and lots of cleaning, but I would have expected the seats and dash to be in rougher shape given how the outside looks. If you want it to be exceptionally nice, you will want to replace all the soft bits, but just about every part is being reproduced for these cars now.

Here’s a good view of the engine. It looks dirty and I see some corrosion, but Larry claims the engine runs as-is. He admits that the gas tank and all the fuel lines need to be flushed or possibly replaced. That’s to be expected for a car that’s been sitting for an extended period. Given the amount of corrosion, you may want to remove the engine to clean and treat the engine bay. That would be a good time to give the engine a basic refresh to ensure it runs it’s best. Larry doesn’t state which version of the 400 this is, but it could be a base 2-barrel 265 horsepower engine or one of the higher output 4-barrel models. A closer look should help you identify which it is.

It’s going to be a big project to take on, but these GTOs are quite sought after, especially with the 4-speed and factory AC. Part of me wonders if you could keep the exterior as is and make it safe to drive. It sure would be a conversation starter and would draw crowds at every event it would attend. What do you think? Could it be done?

Seller’s Listing: Here on Fotki

  • Asking Price: $$11,000
  • Location: Quincy, IL 62301
  • Title Status: Clean

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Comments

  1. JBP Member

    11,000$
    what is Happening here. is it mee, there is to broke, for buying a rusty sad bad GTO projekt, or?????

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  2. Gaspumpchas

    sure is a ruffian. I’d be most concerned what the roof looked like, cant see too well and the pics don’t show much. Complete but a good inspection needed to see if you want to take it on. eleven large seems like a stretch but who knows. Good luck to the new owner!
    Cheers
    GPC

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  3. Srt8

    Seems way too high given the ask I’ve seen for similar finished models. But as I’m not buying it’s just an opinion and not a fact.

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  4. TimM

    Wow, what a shame it couldn’t have been stored in a better area!! I don’t think the rust is worth fixing!! It’s so far gone!! Not a project I would take on the way the roof and the back of the car look!!

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  5. John Oliveri

    Looks more like a lake find, pull the Vin tag motor and trans, donate the rest to the underwater sea life association they bury train cars and such at the bottom of the ocean, this is a good candidate

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    • George Mattar

      Repo sheet metal does not fit without hours of work. A/C compressor missing. New interior is $4,000. My best friend just did his 69 conv and that was the cost for interior. Good luck. Parts car at best.

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  6. Brad G

    He’s willing to pay me $11,000 to haul it to the junk yard?

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  7. Del

    700 dollar parts car. I might even go 800

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  8. Tony Buford

    Jeez, I think about the beat up, rust free 69 GTO I found in the Nevada desert outside of Hawthorne in 83. It was a chrome bumper, hood tach car with a tired motor. Free if I towed out of the yard.
    I, with help, put in a fresh rebuilt 400 and raged hell all over Mineral County, Had a modified quadrajet that howled like a tornado. Easily one of the top 5 cars fastest in town, ended up basically giving that car away in 84. Wonder what it would be worth now.

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  9. Mountainwoodie

    Funny how what people value changes over time. Someone didn’t value this for a very long time.

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  10. Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

    WOW. So “ragged.” Looks mostly baked, saut√©ed and perforated to the point of no return. If I’d owned that car from new or maybe the second or third owner it would have never looked like this. Another “just a used car” conundrum with decades of neglect for the new owner to reverse. PASS. I see more than a roll of duct tape to repair the leaking roof seeing as the drip rails are gone.

  11. stillrunners Stillrunners Member

    Waiting on Keith’s opinion…..

    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      It’s not a Mopar.

  12. Reginald Berry

    Oh, you mean it’s not a “Money Or Parts Allways Require ” car?

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  13. Larry

    Price has been lowered down to $10,000

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