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1968 Pontiac GTO - "Get one before you’re too old to understand"



Welcome back readers! I hope you’re intrigued to learn about our newest ’Vehicle of the Month’ story, following our Jubilee special last month.

 

This July, we’re bringing you Jamie’s 1968 Pontiac GTO - a vehicle to fall in love with. The most eye catching motor having undergone over a decade of top end restoration work. 

 

Did you know that the first generation of the GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) is credited as popularising the muscle car market segment in the 1960s? 

 

On that note, I hope you enjoy Jamie’s restoration journey in pictures as much as we did! Have a great weekend, whether you’re off to Le Mans Classic (like we are), fighting the traffic to Silverstone for the Grand Prix or just planning to take a good country ride in the sunshine!




"Compete body off restoration"

"Extensive works over 12 years"

"In goes the Butler performance engine, 462cu.in. (7.6ltr) fitted with a Holley 735 four barrel carburettor, and MSD electronic ignition".

"Updated racing brakes all round, courtesy of Baer 6 pot callers with drilled and grooved discs".

"Rare 5-speed Richmond racing gearbox"

"Racing limited slip rear differential".

"Uprated race track suspension with heavy duty anti-roll bars and fully adjustable QS shock absorbers"

"Shod on custom single billet aluminium Nitro wheels"

"Did you spot the innovative heads-up display rev counter?"

"Full FIA approved race roll cage"

"Hide-away headlights"

"Racing trunk wing (boot spoiler)"

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