For Sale: 1966 Pontiac GTO in Charlevoix, Michigan

$58,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

One owner Survivor with 49 Pages of Documentation.
Letter from Hagerty Insurance on value of car.

This 1966 GTO convertible was ordered new on November 18, 1965 by the original owner’s husband as a Christmas present to his wife who is now 93 years old as verified by a letter to the dealer Heineman-Hopkins Pontiac Company Oaklyn, NJ as the letter states that he would like delivery prior to Christmas (Delivered on Dec. 22, 1965). It is very apparent that the wife loved this GTO very much as is apparent by the way she took loving care of the car. The car is a very nice numbers matching survivor with one repaint and one top that looks very good. She kept all letters, order forms, invoices, recipes and insurance and registration forms that show a very complete paper trail for the car. Listed are the documents and condition of the GTO.

1. Pictures of original owners with car.
2. Confirmation letter to dealer to place order (November 18, 1965)
3. Retail Order Form for a Pontiac Motor Vehicle (Nov. 17, 1965)
4. Invoice from HEINEMAN-HOPKINS PONTIAC CO. Oaklyn, NJ. $3584.81 (Dec. 22, 1965)
5. Taxes for education return for motor vehicles (Dec. 22, 1965)
6. Application for certificate of title (Dec. 22, 1965)
7. Certificate of Ownership of a Motor Vehicle – State of New Jersey (Dec. 22, 1965)
8. Receipt from dealer for the sum of $2966.78
9. Current Title from the State of Michigan.
10. Appraisal of car $7000.00 (Mar. 22, 1985)
11. Build Sheet (753rd car built)
12. Manuals (All Original)
13. Many repair receipts.
14. Most all Proof of Insurance.
15. Most all Registration.

1. Paint looks very good but not perfect minor chips.
2. Top looks like new with nice clear window.
3. Interior looks like new one small crack on driver seat piping, under dash and glove box look new, carpet has very light discoloring.
4. Glass looks new and clear.
5. Window rubber and felt like new.
6. Chrome and trim very nice.
7. Trunk looks very nice light surface rust under mat. Spare tire and jack are there.
8. Bottom of car is very nice with floor boards showing original paint with very little surface rust in a small number of spots, frame has light surface rust.
9. All gauges and lights work fine.
10. Engine compartment looks very good and original. (With factory markings)

Running and Driving condition:
I now see what they mean that they are original once as this car runs strong with very tight steering and riding no rattles. This is a nice car that you could drive and feel proud to own the way it is. Or this would be a very easy restoration.

46 Pages of Documentation

1. Pictures of original owners with car.
2. Confirmation letter to dealer to place order (November 18, 1965)
3. Equipment –
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
061 Basic Group
Radio-Push Button-Manual Antenna
Foam Cushion Seats
Electric Clock
Floor Console

All Standard Equipment – i.e. – White wall tires; Chrome rocker covers, air cleaner and oil cap; - Bucket seats, carpeting, pin striping, instrument panel Trimmed in wood, 335 hp. V8 engine – etc. Color – Platinum-(W-2)-Interior-black (223) – top black.

4. Retail Order Form for a Pontiac Motor Vehicle. (Nov. 17, 1965)
5. Invoice from HEINEMAN-HOPKINS PONTIAC CO. Oaklyn, NJ. $3584.81. (Delivered Dec. 22, 1965)
6. Taxes for education return for motor vehicles. (Dec. 22, 1965)
7. Application for certificate of title. (Dec. 22, 1965)
8. Certificate of Ownership of a Motor Vehicle – State of New Jersey. (Dec. 22, 1965)
9. Receipt from dealer for the sum of $2966.78.
10. Current Title from the State of Michigan.
11. Appraisal of car $7000.00. (Mar. 22, 1985)
12. Build sheet (753rd car built)
13. Manuals (Original)
Convertible Top
14. Many repair receipts.
15. Most all Proof of Insurance.
16. Most all Registration.


2 42 67 6 B 116013 (242676B116013)
Last Six-Production Number

12C 497
ST 66 24267 BAL 753 Body
TR 223 W2 Paint

12C – Month/Week (Dec/3rd Week)
66 – Year
242 – GTO
67 – Convertible (Total Built 12,798)
BAL – Baltimore
753 – Unit Number (753rd car built)
223 – Trim Number (Black/Bucket)
W2 – Platinum (Black Top/Black Interior)

Cast Number – 977878
YS – 389ci, 335 HP, Auto
L 65 – Dec. 6, 1965
Carb Number – 4034S

77 = 389ci
J = Super Turbine 300

WG – 3.36

Letter from Hagerty Insurance:

Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 6:39 PM
Subject: Hagerty Insurance

Dear Mr. Left:

Thank you for contacting Hagerty. Our concierge team took a look at the information provided and had the following response.

This car is incredibly cool and in excellent condition considering the survivor status. Visually, this car would fall somewhere in our #3 range. That’s appropriate for a survivor that has been kept exceptionally well. That being said, because of the fact it hasn’t been restored and that there is an exceptional amount of documentation, I would value this car closer to our #2 value than where the actual condition suggests. The client’s suggested value of somewhere between $60,000 and $70,000, I believe to be a fair assessment. If I was going to recommend an insured value, I would split the difference at $65,000 and call it good. $70,000 is too close to our #2 value and I believe that it would take an auction and the right people in the room to make that number happen. $65,000 would be doable for a private, peer to peer sale.

If you have further questions or if we may be of additional assistance, please feel free to call our office at (800)922-4050 and any one of our friendly agents will be happy to help you. We are open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 8pm, Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm (Eastern).



Alesha Hubbell

Licensed Sales Agent

Hagerty Insurance Agent, LLC.

Owner contact information:
If you need any other information please give me a call or text me at the number below.

Thank you

Clyde Left
Phone: (231) 675-9944

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-922423
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Platinum
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:103000
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive