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Buying my first GTO in a few days

I am to buy my first real GTO (no clone) in a few days. It is an all original 1968, 1 owner convertible with 85K miles, original paint, interior, carpet and every mechanical part original. It has never been wrecked, been setting in garage last 20 years and has no rust at all. The engine ran when parked but it has not been started since it was parked. The interior is in great shape. It has very few options Automatic with positraction and 400CDI 350HP 4bbl. Is this car worth 13000?
Can you use your judgement to help me figure if the car is a fair, good or great deal.
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Great find, I wish it was me that found it. I wouldn't hesitate to pay 15,000 if I had the chance. At 13K I would jump on it especially if its all original #'s matching. I sold my 68 gto rag top in 1998 and had regretted it ever since. Convertibles in that original condition are very rare. It might be worth leaving it just the way it is and not restoring, survivor cars are just super cool, but thats just my opinion.
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thank you but now I see an add in Hemmings for what looks to be better. Geesh I hope its ok to show you the link if not sorry
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Any thoughts? The car I am looking to get has kept me up the past few nights with excitement now I see this. Is it possable it is a pile of junk? It's got every option I was looking for prior to finding the other
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I'd like to track the original owner to ask what he was thinking - bench seat and column shifter?
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thank you but now I see an add in Hemmings for what looks to be better. Geesh I hope its ok to show you the link if not sorry
Hemmings Motor News: Pontiac GTO Classified Listings
Any thoughts? The car I am looking to get has kept me up the past few nights with excitement now I see this. Is it possable it is a pile of junk? It's got every option I was looking for prior to finding the other
It's impossable for us to say if it's junk or not, but if it's solid, you could change that first # in the price to a 2 or 3 and prolly get it if you hold out and find the right buyer.
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This day and age, that car is what I would call a "screamin' deal". It's unmolested and honest. I would jump all over it. '68 i9s a great year. Solid, well built, good handling, and fast. GO FOR IT! (Or tell ME where it is!)
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IF it is as represented. AND the chassis isn't rusted out...it sounds like a real good buy...............Advise: Never go by how cars look in pictures. Go see them live! Good Luck!!!! Eric



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I would take the Gold over Green any day but the red flag on the gold one is the drivetrian being rebuilt at ~50k. The odo may show 80 but it's most likely rolled over and started over again. Still a nice car in the pics, but they don't show detail, such as bubbles under the paint from rust coming thru. I've been down the "buy it from pictures " road 4 times and it will never happen again. If you really want it, get on a plane and go see it in person. That plane ticket is a lot cheaper than a steaming pile of crap for 16K.
And hurry, because if it is that nice for that price, it won't last long....
Are you there yet...

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thanks all I have spoken to the original owner several times and it is original mileage. He states no rust other the service rust like whats in the trunk pan. It is mine and I will be driving 250 miles to view it, buy it and tow it, Should I put new greese in rear wheel bearings for the 250 mile tow home? I am concerned about all the dried rubber parts and seals through out. I am excited and I did find out it has Safe t track with I guess a sorta a rare 3.36 axle raito. It was a gift for finnishing College back in 68. I am so excited I can't sleep at night.
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just make sure there is some grease in it and dont forget to take out the driveshaft. i assume you are going to put the front on a tow dolly. just take your time and be careful.



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