Al Leiby’s 1972 Cameo Ivory 1968 GTO, featured on the July 2019 issue cover, is one of the rarest of its type, being one of only 240 Y-Code—D-port-head, 455 CID, 250 (SAE net) hp, 375 pound-feet of torque—built. Al found the car, which was located in Canada, in late 2017 in Hemmings. The car is loaded with just about every option available, except for air-conditioning: W62 GTO package (remember, in 1972 the GTO reverted to an option on the LeMans); TH400 automatic transmission; power steering; power windows; G60-15 tires; 8-track AM/FM stereo; heavy-duty air cleaner; body-color side mirrors; Formula steering wheel; wheel well and hood moldings; power brakes with front discs; HD battery and radiator; glovebox, ash tray, under-hood and courtesy lamps; front and rear floor mats; tachometer; 12-bolt, 3:31 Safe-T-Track differential; deck lid remote control; front console; custom seat belts; 140-mph speedometer (which only Canada-bound, early-production GTOs received) and dual horns. Even though it was assembled in Pontiac, Michigan, in November 1971, this GTO was sold in Oshawa, Ontario, according to documentation from GM Vintage Vehicle Services, the Canadian equivalent of PHS. It was originally an executive car for the T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Toronto. After many years in storage, it underwent a body-on restoration, with some performance upgrades. When Al took delivery, the GTO had only 41,024 miles on the odometer (that’s 66,459 kilometers). Nice, eh?
Also in the July issue: “Pontiac Museum Regionals 2018” with Barb Lewis; and “Street Legends Cruise Part 13” with G. Tom Oxler.
All this and more—classified ads, the GTOAA Club Store, etc.—in the July 2019 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One!