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You already know that a real-deal 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible like
this is a rare machine. So when you see it in the best color combo
with an upgraded V8 heart, well then it's time to get excited.
There's just something about a red GTO that gets your enthusiast
heart pumping. This is a later application that just had a
professional dealing, so you get a great gloss on this
sunshine-friendly droptop. Plus,1966 is arguably the best year
because it combines much of the original muscle car spirit with a
few extra curves in the sheetmetal. You have to love that
Coke-bottle profile, and because everyone else does, too, this
droptop makes the scene just for showing up. The subtle hood scoop
hints at the power underneath, and the big bright chrome bumpers
are great reminders of Pontiac's wide track design. This one has
all the right factory pieces, right down to the badging. But there
are also some cool upgrades that tell you they paid attention to
details. After all, the high-polish Cragar SS wheels are
period-correct icons. Also, there's great color coordination in
everything from the redline tires, to the full-length black
pinstripe that matches the crisp folding roof.
If you like the way the black roof looks against the red, then with
the flip of a switch, you'll love how it powers down to reveal a
full black interior. Pontiac nailed the inside design of the GTO in
every way: comfortable, sporty, and refined, with just a hint of
European sophistication. This complete package made the GTO an
adult's sports car, and the comfortable bucket seats w/matching
door panels and bright center console all work towards that end.
The round gauge package is always a nice sporty touch, especially
when this and all the other period-correct pieces are set in a
woodgrain panel. There are great original touches like the factory
AM/FM radio on display and provisions for factory air conditioning.
And the tach on the hood is absolutely iconic. But you'll also like
thoughtful upgrades like the cleanly installed auxiliary gauges and
an AM/FM/CD stereo hidden away in the glovebox that give you modern
tunes in this vintage atmosphere.
The engine bay looks quite stock with the corporate turquoise
engine paint on the block, wide polished air topper, and matching
polished valve covers. But this motor is harboring a secret. It's
actually an ultra-hot 400 cubic-inch Ram Air III motor available in
later GTOs. So it's a larger displacement and hotter cam than
stock. This performance V8 inhales deeply with a four-barrel
carburetor, and the dual exhaust gives it a great American growl.
And more than just powerful, this is a fine cruiser, too. That
means a three-speed automatic transmission and power brakes, as
well as recent investments in new upper & lower control arm
bushings, gas shocks, and a close ratio steering box for the power
Complete with PHS (Pontiac Historic Services) documentation, this
is bold GTO that has plenty of power and poise. So you know this is
the hot one you need to get your hands on now. Call today!!!
Exterior Color:Montero Red
- Interior Color:Black
- Stock Number:1877-TPA