Muscle Car Campy is back, this time with a 1968 Pontiac GTO convertible, a landmark model within muscle car history — after all, a 1967 GTO was a tough act to follow. Best of all, you can win this GTO in the Dream Giveaway.
When Pontiac introduced the redesigned GTO for the 1968 model year, it was nearly the same underneath the skin. Though the wheelbase had changed, the engines were basically carry-overs: the standard 400 was now rated at 350 horsepower (up 15 horses, though unchanged for the most part) while the 400 HO and 400 Ram Air both continued to be rated at 360 horsepower. The step-down 400 two-barrel received a 10-horse bump to 265. Come mid-year, the 400 Ram Air would be updated with round-port heads and be christened Ram Air II.
But enough about the old — what was new was the news. Moving from a 115-inch wheelbase to a 112-incher helped give the Goat a more road-hugging appearance. The organic flow from the greenhouse to the body was also a modern step forward. And the GTO’s Endura front bumper was a remarkable development towards the monochromatic schemes that are so common and unremarkable today. Did we mention hidden headlights were an option? Any car with hidden headlights zooms up on the Cool-O-Meter!
Check out this video as Muscle Car Campy extols the virtues of this 1968 Pontiac GTO convertible. It’s equipped with the standard 400 plus options like M20 wide-ratio four-speed, Saf-T-Track limited-slip rear, console, Ride & Handling package, Rally gauge cluster, Rally II wheels, front disc brakes and more. Note the lower-body striping on this one too! And, best of all, you can win this 33,000-mile Poncho by purchasing tickets from Dream Giveaway.