For Sale: 1966 Pontiac GTO in Chatsworth, California

Vehicle Description

Presented is the original Muscle Car, the one that started it all, the Vaunted Pontiac GTO!

Finished in a stunning Red over Black Interior, this 4-Speed Manual Hurst Equipped GTO has traveled just over 700 miles since being completed and has been given just the right amount of Hot Rod goodies including:

- Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake
- Edelbrock Performer RPM Aluminum Heads
- Holley Street Avenger Carburetor
- Aluminum Radiator
- Twin Spal Fans
- Custom Exhaust with Baffles
- Long Tube Headers
- March Billet Serpentine Belt Brackets
- Power Steering
- Power Front Disc Brakes
- Billet Hinges
- KN Air Filter

A custom Exhaust system with cabin operated electric baffles give the classic muscle sound or when open, the ground shaking rumble!

A well done classic that looks great and runs strong!!

Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory!
Buy Sell Trade Consignments Welcome!
Please email [email protected] or call 1-818-773-8181

About the GTO:

The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was manufactured from 1964 to 1974, and by GM's subsidiary Holden in Australia from the 2004 to 2006 model years.

The first generation of the GTO was the first muscle car produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. The Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models.

The GTO was selected as the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1968.

In early 1963, General Motors' management banned divisions from involvement in auto racing. This followed the 1957 voluntary ban on automobile racing that was instituted by the Automobile Manufacturers Association. By the early 1960s, Pontiac's advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance. With GM's ban on factory-sponsored racing, Pontiac's managers began to emphasize street performance.

The first Pontiac GTO was available as an option package for the Pontiac LeMans, available in coupe, hardtop, and convertible body styles. The US$295 package included a 389 CI V8 rated at 325HP at 4,800 rpm with a single Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust pipes, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, seven-blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider wheels with 7.50 � 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges.

Optional equipment included a four-speed manual transmission, Super Turbine 300 two-speed automatic transmission, a more powerful engine with "Tri-Power" carburetion (three two-barrel Rochester 2G carburetors) rated at 348HP, metallic drum brake linings, limited-slip differential, heavy-duty cooling, ride and handling package, and the usual array of power and convenience accessories. With every available option, the GTO cost about US$4,500 and weighed around 3,500lbs. A tachometer was optional, and was placed in the far right dial on the dash.

Car and Driver incited controversy when it mentioned that a GTO, which had supposedly been tuned with the "Bobcat" kit offered by Ace Wilson's Royal Pontiac of Royal Oak, Michigan, was clocked at a quarter mile time of 12.8 seconds and a trap speed of 112 mph on racing slicks.

Later reports strongly suggest that the Car and Driver GTOs were equipped with a larger 421 cu in engine that was optional in full-sized Pontiacs. Since the two engines were difficult to distinguish externally, the subterfuge was not immediately obvious.

In Jim Wangers' Glory Days he admitted after three decades of denial that the red drag strip GTO had its engine swapped with a 421 Bobcat unit. Since the car was damaged during the testing, and Wangers did not want anyone looking under the hood, he used the blue road course GTO to flat tow the red GTO 1,500 miles back to Detroit. Frank Bridge's initial sales forecast proved inaccurate: the GTO package's total sales amounted to 32,450 units

The GTO disregarded GM's policy limiting the A-body intermediate line to a maximum engine displacement of 330 cu in (5.4 L). But the development team discovered a loophole in the policy which does not restrict large engines to be offered as an option.

By promoting the big-engine option as a special high-performance model, they could appeal to the speed-minded youth market (which had also been recognized by Ford Motor Company's Lee Iacocca, who was at that time preparing the sporty Ford Mustang variant of the second generation Ford Falcon compact).

The name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the successful race car. It is an Italian abbreviation for Gran Turismo Omologato ("grand tourer homologated"), which means officially certified for racing in the grand tourer class. In reality, however, the Pontiac GTO was never really a certified Grand Tourer race car. Internally, it was initially called the "Grand Tempest Option" The GTO is one of the fastest cars ever manufactured by Pontiac.

Whilst Fusion Motor Company make a sincere effort to supply information that is accurate and complete, we are aware that errors and omissions may occur. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information and we cannot accept liability for loss or damage arising from misleading information or for any reliance on which you may place on the information contained on this website or our advertisements. We highly recommend that you examine the vehicle to check the accuracy of the information supplied. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 818-773-8181

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Pontiac GTO
  • Listing ID: CC-1581845
  • Price: $69,950
  • Location:Chatsworth, California
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:705
  • Stock Number:5681624
  • VIN:242176K121971

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20837 Nordhoff Street
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