A tri-power 400ci V8, slick paint, and an overall awesomely crisp presentation make this real-deal 1966 Pontiac GTO a very cool cruiser. And you'll really love all the right details - from the show-ready presentation to the control you get from four-on-the-floor. And this Sports Coupe has extra rarity, too.
The factory-correct Montero Red paint has been updated with the kind of modern luster that makes this radiate brighter than even your nostalgia, and so it shows off the good body .....
lines. The '66 coupe was the right mix of pretty and performance. It has upper-classic pieces, like the flying buttress rear, and there's no better way of showing it off than with a taut-fitting black vinyl roof. There's even a matching black pinstripe. And we're glad to see such a solid investment in the brightwork because the way those form-hugging bumpers are united by the full-length rocker trim really makes this coupe look like it's encircled by chrome. Stacked headlights, a mesh grille, wide fog lights, Rally wheels, and a hood scoop make sure everyone knows a muscle machine has arrived. And shine this one has is going to get extra attention, you'll be glad to know the pillared coupe is about seven times rarer than the hardtop... In fact, Pontiac made more 1966 GTO convertibles than these. So the distinction of this one goes right down to its roots.
The black vinyl top of the exterior gets you ready for the full black interior. You can instantly tell they made all the right investments here. It's in the quality of the carpeting, door panels, smooth dash, and clean upholstery. This one really feels special everywhere, from the working dome light to the glovebox autograph of Arnie Beswick - a true legend of Pontiac drag racing. This GTO is a true driver's car, and this knows how to really show it off. When you slip behind the wood-rimmed steering wheel, it's easy to spot the clear factory gauges with tach, and the added auxiliary gauge trio under the dash has a wood-like trim to match. Plus, the Hurst shifter is a true icon of power. So while there is an upgraded retro-style stereo, we bet your favorite soundtrack begins under the hood.
What will impress you most is the engine bay. The first thing performance fans will spot is the triple set of air grabbers. It's a sure sign of the 3x2 cab tri-power arrangement, and the gasket surrounding it means they all get fed fresh air from the hood scoop. In fact, while this has the classic Pontiac turquoise block, we can pretty much see nothing but upgrades. The 400 cubic-inch displacement is larger than what you were offered in 1966. Plus, there are aluminum heads, an MSD ignition, an aluminum radiator, newer pulleys, and a nice set of headers feeding the dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers. The four-speed manual transmission gives you full control over this GTO tiger and its growling soundtrack. And if you really want to bring the thunder, there are also manual cutouts. Power steering, power brakes, front discs, a limited-slip rear, and sway bars front & rear all let this extra-powerful GTO feel confident and easy on the road.
The sale comes complete with plenty of paperwork, including a reproduction window sticker, the owner's manual, title documentation, build receipts, maintenance records, and restoration photos from the mid-1990s work. This is the true GTO that has been restored for added power and poise. It's time to drive a legend, call today!