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In My Garage: 1968 GTO

Numbers matching with 400 H.O. V-8

Eric Kaminsky - April 15, 2014 09:47 AM

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Owner: Mike Smith

“I purchased my car off of eBay. When it arrived, it was as described except the shipper damaged the roof, which was not a big deal as the car needed paint anyway and the damage was minor.

“The person I bought the car from was not the actual owner. The owner had carried the car to a garage to have a clutch kit installed. The garage owner was familiar with eBay and the car’s owner was not, so the owner asked the garage to just keep the car and put it on eBay for him and sell it.

“When I purchased car, it was picked up at the garage by the shipper. In the eBay ad and write-up, nothing was said about it being a WS code 400 H.O. matching-numbers car. The first thing I did was check numbers and can you imagine how happy and surprised I was.

“I also sent for the PHS paperwork and everything is factory correct. The car was built on March 29, 1968. It was delivered to Marquette Public Service Garage in Marquette, Michigan. List price was $3,903.39.”

Here’s some additional information Mike supplied:

“1968 GTO. All numbers matching and PHS documents. 400 H.O. engine 360 hp, factory four-speed, 3:91 Posi, radio and console delete, no power steering or brakes. One repaint in correct Alpine Blue about five years ago. Not restored; items just replaced when they need it. When I painted the car, I removed the factory vinyl top, as I have never liked vinyl tops. Only trip to dragstrip resulted in a 14:08, fishtailing through first gear and granny shifting.”

  

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