Original 1968 GTO Survivor
VIN: 242378G111964; Decoded:
2 = Pontiac
42 = GTO
37 = 2 Door Hardtop
8 = 1968 (Model Year)
G = Framingham, MA (Manufacturing Plant)
1 = Less than 100K total produced in '68; (87,864 total were produced; 77,704 Coupes and 9,980 were Convertibles)
11964 = Sequential No. This car was the 11, 964th GTO produced in '68
Standard Front Headlines/Not Hideaways
Straight Body; no wavey panels in Black Paint
Black Vinly Roof
Original 400ci motor (YS Casting #219045)
Original Intake Manifold (#9790140)
Original Exhaust Manifolds
Rochester Quadrajet 4 Barrel Carb (#7029253 WF)
Four Wheel Drum Brakes w/Power Assist On Front
Newer Front End Bushings
Original Turbo-Hydramatic (TH400) 3spd Auto Transmission M40 w/His and Hers Hurst Shifter
350hp/445 ft. lb. torque Output Rating
Original 3:55 Rear-End Gear/Casting Cover (# 9793235)
New Alternator, Battery and Hoses
Recent Tune-up (Starts everytime settles into nice idle)
Newer V-Series Mufflers
Original AM Radio (works) w/FM Modular
New Exterior Door Handles/Key Cylinder
3 set of keys(ea. set include: 1 ignition, 1 door, 1 trunk and 1 lock/unlock gas cap key)
Everything Function On The Car AS Designed From The Factory:
Exterior Lights (incl. High-Beam w/red indicator on instrumentation cluster), All Gauges, Turn Signals, Hazards,
Windshield Defroster, Windshield Wipers, Cigarette Lighter (non-smoker); All Interior Lights, (i.e.,
Instrumentation Panel, Shifter Console, Dome, even Glove Box light work).
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Auto blogFri, 21 Sep 2012 09:58:00 EST
General Motors is recalling some 426,240 sedans that may have a faulty transmission shift cable, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report this morning. The recall concerns a fault within four-speed automatic transmissions equipped on 2007-2010 Saturn Aura models, and 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 models.
The report specifies that tabs on the transmission shift cable may fracture and separate. Such a fault could cause a discrepancy between the actual position of the transmission and the apparent position of the shift lever.
GM is currently working to notify owners of the vehicles in question, and dealers will check and replace shift cables free of charge. Scroll down to read the complete NHTSA report.
Every few a decades, the folks running General Motors lose their minds briefly try to market a car that public doesn't see coming and often aren't ready for. In the '60s there was the rear-engine, air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair, then the mid-engine Pontiac Fiero in the '80s and the completely bizarre Chevy SSR in the 2000s. What all of these had in common was that they bucked the trend for American models of their era, for better or worse. The latest episode of Generation Gap tasked the hosts with finding two cult classic vehicles to choose between; they came come up with two of these quirky products from The General.
On the classic side, there's a 1967 Chevy Corvair Monza convertible. Being from later in the production run, it wears slightly more aerodynamic styling than the earlier, boxier examples. Hanging out back is an air-cooled, 2.7-liter flat-six pumping out a robust 95 horsepower. In the other corner is the somewhat more modern 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE with a mid-mounted, 2.5-liter "Iron Duke" four-cylinder, an engine nearly ubiquitous in GM cars of the '80s.
Judging by when they were new, the Corvair was far more successful than the Fiero with over 1.8 million sold. Of course, Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed kind of poisoned the well, even if the poor safety reputation wasn't entirely deserved. The Fiero on the other hand only lasted for a few model years before shuffling off, but it eventually got its own performance boost with the V6 version and rather attractive GT models. Check them both out in the video and tell us in Comments which you want in your garage.
Bob Lutz sits down for Autoline Detroit - Click above to watch video after the jump
Autoline Detroit recently played host to Bob Lutz, and, as is always the case, the former General Motors vice chairman dished out some great commentary. Lutz was promoting his new book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, and talk quickly turned to his role as it related to product development and high-level decision making at GM. While on the topic of brand management, Lutz revealed a few rather interesting tidbits about his former employer:
All Chevrolet vehicles were required to have five-spoke aluminum wheels and a chrome band up front, as part of the Bowtie brand's overall image.