HowStuffWorks “1968 Pontiac GTO: A Profile of a Muscle Car”

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1968 Pontiac GTO

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©2007 Publications Ltd. The bumper on the 1968 GTO was color-keyed to match the car, and headlamps were a popular See more muscle car pictures .

GM redesigned its intermediates for 1968, no had a tougher muscle car act to follow Pontiac. But talent rose to the and the 1968 Pontiac GTO emerged as a blend of beauty and brawn. It the styling leadership of the 1966-67 and its performance remained competitive ever-tougher rivals.

Best of its aura was intact.

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In performance and class, the ‘Tiger’ is the car to said Motor Trend in its of Detroit’s ’68 muscle Face it, said impressed Hot Rod after their first in the new Goat, this is Pontiac’s

©2007 Publications International, The 1968 Pontiac GTO’s interior remained a study in the art of car cabins.

Gone was the pillared leaving a two-door GTO hardtop and again with the best layout in supercar land. weights were up about 75 over ’67, but a wheelbase from 115 inches to a nimbler another year of suspension and standard G77x14 tires handling enough to rival of the best GM intermediate, the Oldsmobile

Nothing rivaled the GTO’s new Endura bumper, which was and color-keyed to form the car ‘s new nose. Hidden headlamps were new and were so popular most people didn’t they were options.

Publications International, Ltd. The V-8 got new cylinder heads and lighter in a mid-year upgrade.

A 400-cid V-8 remained standard. The base gained 15 bhp, to 350, the HO and Ram Air editions climbed to 360 bhp. Pontiac replaced the original Ram Air with the Ram Air II. Improvements included new heads, forged pistons, and valves.

Compression was unchanged, but output to 366 bhp. The Ram Air induction hardware was shipped in the trunk for installation by the All engines were available Hurst-shifted stick or automatic. Ram Air cars came only 4.33:1 gears and without air

©2007 Publications International, Despite some rough the 1968 Pontiac GTO was popular critics and buyers alike.

The steering transmitted too much shock and had too little feel, and sheetmetal wasn’t the stoutest. But in the treacherous muscle jungle, the new GTO one of the big cats.

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