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
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,