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68 GTO Options Question

Benn finding out more and more on the GTO, including that the motor was a performance rebuilt. Unknown on the HP.

My question is this, Did the 1968 Pontiacs have the option of having a Hurst shifter installed on the vehicle or was that strickly aftermarket???

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GTO's did come with Hurst shifters from the factory. I have a brochure from '68 that specifically talks about Hurst shifter in the GTO's.
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As far as I know, Pontiac opted to use Hurst shifters exclusively in the early 60's and your 68 would've had a Hurst from the factory. Too bad Chevrolet was so cheap and used the junk Muncie for so long...

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Yeah, Also the rear end is a 12 bolt but has a 4 linkage setup, 2 on the top and two on the bottom with coil over springs. was this a gto setup or something else?

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That's definitely a modification. No GM cars came with a cool setup like that....we need pics of it. The axle is most likely from a Chevelle.

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Looks like a 12 bolt "Safe-T-Track" rear end. Does that sound right for the typical 1968 GTO rearend?

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It's a swap.
GTO's came with 10 bolt rear ends.
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More confusion

OK, did alittle research, I have found some GTO's with the Safe-T-Track rearend in them. They were used on 455's and 400's with the HO motor. I definately need to get the information from PHS so I can comfirm this. This does not look like a addon but it is possible. its got a frame members just above the rear axle that holds the upper linkage setup. I dunno what is going on. But I did find just a few out of all the gto i've looked at that had the safe t track in it.

Also, as for the hurst shifter, it is called a his & hers shifter. what that setup common also on tghe GTO's?????

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All '68 GTO's had the safe-t-track(posi) option. The gearing ranged from 2.56 - 4.33. All manual transmissions with floor shifters were Hurst. His/Her shifters were used in floor mounted automatics. They were both Hurst......
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Cool, well that explains that. I have the Safe-T-Track rearend (12 bolt) and the His & Her's floor Hurst shifter in it. It does have the automatic in it. Hopefully, its a matching numbers rear end. Does this mean that my engine was a 400 High Output motor originally???
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