We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – most of us here feel that form follows function. However, there are certain automotive jewels that supersede this logic with their magnificence, like this 1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air II. It was first built at Pontiac’s Baltimore Assembly Plant on July 9, 1968 and features a 400-cubic inch V8 matted to a 4-speed manual transmission.
Yes, it’s a rare 1 of 199 vehicle, but bigger than that is the weight this car carries as an iconic muscle car. This Pontiac GTO in particular has all the right touches in all the right spots; the correct Aegean Blue goes very well with the chrome accents, and it’s all tied together with the original-style Firestone red-stripe tires. The tires along with the rest of the GTO are 100 percent factory correct. This car was sent to the GTOAA National Convention in 2013 and scored 652 out of 700. It returned in 2014 where it scored 687 out of 700 receiving Concours Gold top honors for the restoration quality and correctness.
In order to get to this level of prestigious quality the GTO received a 3-year, frame-off restoration by Pontiac restorer Marvin Minarich of Marvin’s Motor City in Mooka, IL. The frame was removed and the entire original drivetrain was rebuilt.
The car comes with a complete set of the PHS paperwork, Pontiac Division Window Sticker and all GTOAA awards. It’s set to cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction. Happy bidding.