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Hello...just a quick question...do 1968 GTO convertibles have steering wheel lock?

Mine steers fine without key in ignition....is this normal? Thanks
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For some reason, I seem to recall 1969 as the first year that GM vehicles had steering column locks, I could be wrong.......
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Hello...just a quick question...do 1968 GTO convertibles have steering wheel lock?

Mine steers fine without key in ignition....is this normal? Thanks

Yes, normal. As noted, 1969 was the first year for steering lock. Just for your own knowledge - I would have some kind of security system added to your car whether it be aftermarket or a hidden kill switch. If someone really wanted to steal your car, all you have to do is unplug your ignition switch and insert the plug into a "new" switch and fire the car up. That was one of the reasons the change in '69, harder to get at the key and even if you jumped/hot wires the ignition switch the locked steering column required the key to drive it away.

There was also a locking bar that locked the transmission shifter as well.
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Wow. Thanks. Great info.
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also

actually it only takes a 5' piece of 14 gauge wire and a lighter

and

know how to open up a pontiac hood on the safety catch

and

Never let anyone shut your hood ....

wiggle left and right .. push towards the wind shield and gently pull down

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