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The Rarest GTO You May Have Never Wanted

Posted April 16, 2015 8:30 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto classified GTO rare

When it comes to collecting vintage cars, generally, nostalgia, value (real or perceived), budget and rarity all come into play. Many option combinations were rare for more reasons than just the fact that they were more expensive. On occasion, they were specifically sought out and ordered by the original buyers who wanted to further tailor their vehicles to their personal tastes.

Case in point-a 1968 GTO restoration project offered at $8,500 that recently came to my attention via friend and Hemmings contributor, Rocky Rotella. Along with the standard 400 and a Parchment interior, it was well equipped with a Turbo-Hydramatic transmission; air conditioning; Ivory Cordova top; 8-track tape player; Rally IIs; Custom Sport tilt steering wheel; and a few other popular options. Its most interesting features, however, were a chrome front bumper and "special" paint-pink-in this case. Rocky related, "Pink Mist was one of the code SPS Spring-promo special order colors that cost $83.20, but because the Endura bumper wasn't available pre-painted as with other standard colors, the SPS colors were credited $26.33 for the chrome bumper."

The "Pink Mist" GTO is for sale, and is not a Mary Kay product.

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