1968 PONTIAC GTO 4435-TPA Pontiac drastically redesigned the 1968 GTO with a new shorter 112-inch wheelbase for the 2-door models and the fashionable long hood-short deck treatment. The 1968 Pontiac GTO received hidden headlights and an energy absorbing body-colored polyurethane front bumper. Motor Trend presented the Pontiac GTO with the Car of the Year Award in 1968 stating, ""Not only does it continue to establish the class standard in the fifth year of its existence, but it also represents a unique and revolutionary engineering/styling function."" Even today, the 1968 GTO continues to impress with such examples as this Solar Red coupe. This 1968 GTO was delivered new to Smith-Johnson Pontiac in East Point, GA, where it was purchased by Mr. Lewis Estes of Atlanta in October of 1968. This GTO was purchased from the original owner who sold it to the current owner when the car was only six months old. A comprehensive body-off restoration was performed in 1996. Since then, it has been driven sparingly and garage kept. Restored to preserve its authenticity, it is finished in the correct Solar Red color with a matching red interior that remains highly original and sympathetically restored where necessary. This is a very well-equipped Pontiac with great options, including the highly desirable hideaway headlights (not currently working), factory installed air conditioning, His & Her Hurst shifter, hood mounted tachometer, front disc brakes and 14-inch Rally ll wheels with correct black PMD center caps and Pontiac exclusive black center lug nuts. Numbers Matching 400 Cubic inch engine TH400 Automatic transmission Two owners from new Frame-off restoration Hood tach Hidden headlights (need repair) Factory His & Hers Hurst shifter Rally ll wheels Factory air conditioning (needs repair) PHS documentation Protect-O-Plate Owner's manual and books Under the twin scoop hood is the original matching number 400 cubic inch engine and TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. The engine presents beautifully and retains its correct engine color and factory original chrome valve covers and air cleaner with chrome lid. The undercarriage showcases the Solar Red body colored floor pans that contrasts wonderfully against the highly detailed chassis and suspension components. An impressive amount of documentation accompanies the car that includes the original owner's and warranty manuals, factory shop manual, Pontiac sales brochure, original owner identification & new warranty and the coveted factory Protect-O-Plate. Additionally, the car is further documented with the copy of the build sheet and other authenticating paperwork sourced form Pontiac Historical Services (PHS). This exciting 1968 Pontiac GTO checks all the right boxes with a great color scheme, great options, great condition and all the right documentation. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to acquire a really great GTO! Call today!