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Advice: 68 or 70 GTO, which to buy??

What I'm looking for is for some advice. I found two GTO's, a 68 and a 70. Both have to be full restore, both are one owner (I know the cars since new and the owners), both have manual shifting. The 70 have more options Ram Air/AC, electric windows, hood tach, etc. Which would be a better buy?? I have docens of photos of the 2 cars
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Sweet, how much is he asking?

I like 68 better but the ram air and options (if original) would be sweet. Get the vins and do some research. Also maybe some up close inspections of the sheet metal to see what kind of shape they are in...
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Why not both
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Why not both
EXACTLY I say BOTH!

And if not, I would love the other one, so call me and I will take the left overs.

(Ram Air cars are VERY desirable) I am not sure you should pass that up. If it's factory Ram Air III it's got to be that one. But get the PHS docs on it first.

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I'm not as knowledgeable as most on here, so correct me if I'm wrong.
What appears to me is the 68 has an ordinary air filter but a ram air exhaust manifold. And the 70 has a ram air filter base plate but no ram air manifold.
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It comes down to personal preference. I'd take the '68. If you like the '70 better, take it.
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The '70 does indeed have the HO or Ram Air exhaust manifolds. The '68 looks to be an HO car...at least the battery cable location looks right for an HO. I like the '68 a bit better than the '70, but both are great years. That said, I'd get the '70, as it looks to be a factory ram air car, and that will make the car a much better investment at the end of the restoration. Agreed, you need to get PHS on both vehicles to make a sound decision. Great finds!!
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I'm not as knowledgeable as most on here, so correct me if I'm wrong.
What appears to me is the 68 has an ordinary air filter but a ram air exhaust manifold. And the 70 has a ram air filter base plate but no ram air manifold.
Looking closely at the photos, I'm seeing just the opposite. The 68 has normal "log" style exhaust manifilds but the 70 has the correct Ram Air exhaust manifolds. I'd want to check all the numbers, but just from the photos there's a good chance that 70 is a complete Ram Air III car. If both are in "more or less" the same condition and need similar work, that would make the 70 the more valuable car as far as collectibility. If you don't care about that, then pick whichever one you like the most. (And tell the rest of us where the other one is! )

Where are they, and how much do you think you can buy them for?

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advice; 68 or 70 GTO

Thank you guys for your replys. I will tell you more. I know the owners since we were kids (18-20 years) and knew the cars since new. The 68 was bought when the actual and only owner bought it going to college at a dealer in Texas. it was ready at the parking lot and is a normal version, not a Ram Air. I thought that the 68 being a Car of the Year would be a more desairable car and has a more "sporty" look. The 70 model was ordered by my friend directly through GM, with Ram Air (III or IV? have to ask) with every thing except Power Steering in exchange of certain kind of progresive steering ???? but is one (actual) owner with 43k miles. Original blue with kind of white interior. Actually is abandoned exposed at sun and rain. I can buy both cars, but which ???? I'll include more photos of the two cars. Thank you
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I'd go for the 70.
Ram Air, A/C (I didn't think you could get A/C with Ram Air???), 4 speed, 8 track, power windows..WOW!
Looks like Palomino Copper with a white vinyl top and Sandalwood interior.
Killer combo!

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