1966 Pontiac GTO
We have a time-capsule of a muscle car here with our 1966 Pontiac
GTO hardtop here at Adventure Classics.
It is finished in white with a black vinyl top over a black
interior, and power comes from a numbers-matching 389 cubic inch V8
paired with the two-speed automatic transmission.
Features include air conditioning and power-assisted steering and
brakes, Rally I wheels, HEI distributor, Bilstein shocks, MagnaFlow
mufflers, and an Alpine stereo with Sirius XM and Bluetooth
The cowl-mounted data plate decodes as follows, 06C - Built during
the third week of June, 66 - 1966 model, 24217 - GTO two-door
hardtop coupe, BF - Freemont, California, assembly plant, 10222 -
Body production sequence, 223 - Black vinyl interior, 12 - Special
order paint, and C08 - Full vinyl roof.
Engine & Drivetrain
The 389 cubic inch V8 engine is equipped with a four-barrel
carburetor and was rated at 335 horsepower when new and still looks
just as it did when it left the showroom with its Pontiac blue
painted block, valve covers, and intake, cast iron exhaust headers,
correct black painted air cleaner assembly, power steering and
brakes, air conditioning, with all the other factory appearing
stock engine parts and hoses.
The appearance of the engine compartment is exceptional too as it
is clean, detailed and painted correctly and it has had an HEI
distributor fitted and the GTO is said to retain its
California-specific smog equipment.
The engine stamping #655784 matches the included warranty book and
Protect-O-Plate and the XE designation corresponds to a 389 cubic
inch V8 equipped with a four-barrel carburetor and an automatic
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Super Turbine 300 two-speed
automatic transmission and a WE-coded 3.08:1 standard rear axle.
The axle code stamping can be seen and Magna Flow mufflers are
fitted to the dual exhaust.
The factory twin front bucket seats are trimmed in black vinyl with
matching rear seat, carpets and door panels, black dash pad and
woodgrain dash veneer. Equipment includes factory-installed air
conditioning that was converted to run on R134a refrigerant, a
Rally clock, a center console with chrome trim, an Alpine satellite
radio-capable stereo with Bluetooth, Alpine speakers mounted in the
kick panels and parcel shelf, and a trunk-mounted amplifier.
The floor shifter is mounted in the floor console and it retains
the Pontiac GTO sports steering wheel, and had GTO floor mats
Our GTO was ordered from the factory with the "Special Paint 1"
option as indicated in the included PHS documents, the car
underwent a color change to Cameo White prior to 1988 and was
repainted again in Cameo White in 2002, at which time the vinyl
roof was replaced.
Styling elements of these 1966 GTO's include louvered taillight
covers, bumper-mounted reverse lights, chrome bumpers, and the
iconic GTO hood scoop.
It has painted Rally I wheels that wear chrome trim rings and
mounted with new Coker Firestone FR70 bias-ply-look radial redline
tires with Bilstein shocks at all four corners.
Handling is great as you could expect from these GTO's with
power-assisted steering and brakes that were optioned from the
The time-capsule 1966 Pontiac GTO hardtop we have here at Adventure
Classics is a super looking and running, real GTO with much
paperwork including PHS documentation, a file containing service
records from 1988 to 2020, owner's manual and factory warranty
book, and the Protect-O-Plate.
THE GREAT ONE, the 1966 Pontiac GTO is a must for any collection,
and this one is legit and beautiful.
Call or email us at:
(727) 688-1148 OR (727) 580-9919