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Can someone tell me if a WT code motor on a '68 was a H.O. car or just a standard 350 hp? Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!


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Can someone tell me if a WT code motor on a '68 was a H.O. car or just a standard 350 hp? Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!


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The WT is a 360 hp 400CID with a manual tranny, in 68 pontiac produced 9 engines for the GTO. All were 360 hp except the XM (265 hp, auto with a 2 bbl) and the YS (350hp with an auto).

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I appreciate the quick response! The car im looking at is a solid daily driver, great condition. It has very clean (no tears or scuffs) interior, original gold color. It has a matching numbers WT code engine, and what seems to be an unmatching T10 4 speed tranny, originally the car was a console 3 speed manual. It is a convertible, new, but original color black ragtop. It has original paint color (vedora green) with some minimal rust issues here and there. Very clean car overall. Any ideas on current value for a car like this? Appreciate the info!
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Here's a link to a list of GTO block codes for all years.

http://www.gtoalley.com/engcodens.html

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Here's a link to a list of GTO block codes for all years.

http://www.gtoalley.com/engcodens.html

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Great! However from that information there appears to be 4 different codes for a 360 horse manual tranny. How do you know the difference between the 4? Also those codes dont allow for a ram air car what so ever, why not? As always, thanks for the info
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should be a couple for california code cars also
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Great! However from that information there appears to be 4 different codes for a 360 horse manual tranny. How do you know the difference between the 4? Also those codes dont allow for a ram air car what so ever, why not? As always, thanks for the info
Well, let's see if we can take this a little further.
According to all the sources I have found, the WT code 400 is a 360hp engine.
Looking on ultimategto.com ( http://ultimategto.com/cgi-bin/stats...68&f1=dtengine ) the 360hp was either an HO or a RA1. So, based on that, it would appear that you at least have one or the other.
Your best bet would be to get PHS documentaion. They will send you a packet that includes a copy of the original invoice showing all the equipment and options that came on your car, including build dates and original dealer deliver. You can order a PHS history online.
http://www.phs-online.com/

I hope this was helpful.

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Well, let's see if we can take this a little further.
According to all the sources I have found, the WT code 400 is a 360hp engine.
Looking on ultimategto.com ( http://ultimategto.com/cgi-bin/stats...68&f1=dtengine ) the 360hp was either an HO or a RA1. So, based on that, it would appear that you at least have one or the other.
Your best bet would be to get PHS documentaion. They will send you a packet that includes a copy of the original invoice showing all the equipment and options that came on your car, including build dates and original dealer deliver. You can order a PHS history online.
http://www.phs-online.com/

I hope this was helpful.

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Good to know, I will order a PHS report asap. Any input as to a value estimate on the vehicle I described?
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Hey Scott,
Do you own this car or are you looking to buy it?
As far as it's value, that's hard to say. There are a few positives going for you:
It's a convertible, always more valuable,
It's either and HO or RA1, always a good thing,
From your description, it sounds like it could be classed as a "survivor" which gives it great value because it's unmolested.

Do you have any pics? Would love to see it.

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Looking to buy it soon, thats why im looking for some info. Appreciate the input!
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