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1966 Pontiac GTO --

Condition: Used
Make: Pontiac
Model: GTO
Type: Coupe
Trim: --
Year: 1966
Mileage: 22180
VIN: 242176P275190
Color: Marina Turquoise
Engine: 389 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Turquoise
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Pontiac GTO 1966

Few will argue that the 1966 Pontiac GTO is not a gorgeous car. Even among GTO fans, the '66 stands out as a high water mark in terms of styling. This sleek hardtop has been beautifully restored and offers desirable options and PHS documents that earn it a spot on most enthusiasts' short list of cars to own before they die. Repainted in its original code L Marina Turquoise, this subtle GTO doesn't need to advertise... in a big way to make a point. The finish was rendered in two-stage urethane, which contrasts nicely with the correct white vinyl roof, and the result is an unusual and super clean Goat that speaks softly and carries a big stick. If the most famous muscle car of all time could be considered a sleeper, this might be it. But a low profile doesn't mean this one didn't get restored right. Quite the opposite, in fact. With a low-profile color, it's the detail and the quality that make it stand out, from the straight quarter panels, to the panel gaps, to the restored trim and badges, this car is all about getting the little stuff right. Up front the stacked headlights and split grille are Pontiac trademarks, with wire mesh inserts that recall European sports cars that inspired the GTO. In back, a brightly chromed bumper and slotted taillights leave no question about the car's identity, even though Pontiac kept the GTO badges subtle. It's not perfect, showing a few signs of age and wear, but if you give this one a professional buff, people will line up to check it out. A code 220 Turquoise vinyl interior is beautifully restored and accurately presented, proving once again that Pontiac interiors were the best of the best in the mid-60s. Horizontal pleats and subtly peaked cushions are instantly identifiable on the seats, GTO badges are on the new door panels, and the fit of the seat covers and carpets is undoubtedly better than new. Sliding behind the wheel, you're relived to find that this GTO carries only the critical parts: a woodgrained steering wheel befitting its image, a wood applique accenting the dash bezel, bright gauges, and precious little else to get in the way of performance. The gauges have original lenses and include a factory tach and the original AM radio still lives in the dash. The awesome center console with manifold vacuum gauge is probably original, but it's so nice that you aren't sure whether to restore it or keep it as-is, and the turquoise carpets are a fantastic match to the seats and door panels. Open the trunk and you'll find that it's correctly trimmed with a factory mat and comes with a full-sized spare tire assembly. Pontiac's famous 389 cubic inch V8 really doesn't need a lot of description, and during the restoration this one was upgraded from a base 4-barrel carb to the mighty Tri-Power configuration, making it entertaining on the street. It's correctly detailed with corporate turquoise engine paint, tidy little air cleaners on the carburetors, and chrome valve covers simply because Pontiac brass new that car guys were going to spend a lot of time admiring this engine. It runs extremely well and the wicked cackle from the chambered dual exhaust system sounds absolutely fantastic. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is linked to a 10-bolt rear end with highway-friendly gears so it's a great cruiser, and the power steering and power brakes only help in that aspect. Those handsome factory wheels are a great choice on a vintage Goat and they're fitted with 225/70/14 redlines for a period look. Nicely documented with PHS paperwork, this wonderful GTO nails the factory look and delivers performance that's still impressive today. Call now!