A real-deal 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible restored in the correct
colors, Hurst four on the floor, and an enhanced 389 V8 heart. A
machine like this is built for show and go, and so it will never
We could start off by telling you how rare these '66 GTO convertibles are, but you probably already know that Ford basically sold more Mustangs in a week than Pontiac produced droptop GTOs that year. Refinished in a vivid coat of its factory-correct R-code Montero Red, this restored droptop looks terrific in the sunlight, which is exactly what a car like this was born to do. You can really tell there was investment that went well beyond the paint to make sure the body was looking its best. Pontiac's 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, including the badging on the front fenders, callouts on the rear fenders, and the aggressive stock wheel package with matching redline tires. So yes, this GTO is all about the bold confidence of an iconic appearance.
You get to choose the best of both worlds on this GTO. The white folding roof gives you a classic two-tone appearance, or when you want to be open to the world, the factory-correct red interior gives the whole car a very rosy disposition. There's more evidence of a quality restoration when you lay eyes on the stellar condition of the bucket seats, fresh carpeting, and the crisp door panels with correct GTO emblems. Aiming for a touch of European feel in the GTO, Pontiac designers gave it a wood-grained dashboard that houses the round gauge cluster, heater/defrost controls, and correct AM/FM radio. This goes nicely with the wood on the three-spoke steering wheel. And while your left hand will enjoy the power steering, your right one will likely never want to leave the Hurst floor shifter.
Pontiac's famous 389 cubic-inch V8 is the powerplant that made the GTO an icon. Presented exceptionally well in the engine bay with the correct turquoise paint on the block and intake. But, it also doesn't forget to add flair with the bright air cleaner, valve covers, and alternator. It also gets to breathe deeper than from the factory thanks to an Edelbrock 600 CFM four-barrel carburetor. The tidy presentation tells you it has been well-maintained, and they way it fires up with ease gives you real confidence in this convertible. You really get to enjoy this V8 to the fullest thanks to the control of the four-speed manual transmission. But more than just hear the crackle of this muscle car's exhaust, take some time to look at where it comes from. The undercarriage photos show you how clean the car is all around and just how extensive the restoration was to this rare droptop.
We've got a ton of receipts showing you just how much time, money, and effort went into making this the perfect turnkey show and go GTO. It even comes with the original bill of sale so you can tell its origins story. With a package this attractive you're going to want to hurry up and call today!
This is the fourth car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is the midsize car credited with launching the muscle-car performance wars of the 1960s
This is the ninth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible was originally built at the Baltimore Plant and shipped April 22, 1969, to Bowan McLean Motorcar Company in Vancouver, British Columbia.
About 700 collector cars are expected at the Kansas City Convention Center for Mecum Auctions’ final sale of the year December 1-3.
The GTO nameplate began life on a Ferrari.
With the start of August a few days away, I cringe at the thought of endless Arizona summer days with temperatures hot enough to bake cookies inside your car.
‘You will definitely stand out in the sea of Camaros and Mustangs with this GTO,” the seller of the Pick of the Day promises.