A possible one of a kind 1968 Pontiac GTO was listed for sale on Craigslist after 15 years in storage. Someone may have gotten the deal of a lifetime on this buy.
A dirty 1968 Pontiac GTO that had been sitting in storage near Nashville, TN for 15 years sold this week on Craigslist for $15,500, but it could be worth much more than what is being reported.
The car received national attention when it was featured on barnfinds.com, but the seller tells The Motor Masters he’d already gotten hundreds of inquiries and closed a sale the day before the story went up.
Randy, owner of a large collection of muscle cars over the years, traded three 1966 GTOs for this one back in 2000 and enjoyed driving it until a personal matter came up where it was put away in 2003.
Randy says it’s mostly all original, including the high output 400 CID engine. According to barfinds.com, of the 77,000 built that year, only about 10,000 GTOs had the H.O. motor, and only 2,108 were optioned with a chrome bumper.
That combined with a 4-speed transmission, rally wheels, Rally gauges, hood tach, power windows, front disc brakes, ride and handling suspension and factory side trim (all confirmed by a window sticker and build sheet provided to The Motor Masters) make it a pretty rare car. But there’s one more feature that may make it truly rare.
The GTO is painted Windward blue, which wasn’t an option on the GTO until 1969. The previous owner told Randy that the car was ordered so late in 1968 that he was able to get it as a special order color, which means the car is likely the only one ever manufactured this way. Unfortunately, there’s no way to determine this as there is no comprehensive database of production numbers by color available for that year.
Randy was in need of more space and looking to make a sale, but knew he could probably get more than let it was going for. Perfectly-restored 1968 GTOs can sell for more than $50,000, but if this one truly is one of a kind, there’s no telling how much money that blue paint is worth.Auto News, Blog