SHOW-QUALITY ROTISSERIE RESTORATION LAST YEAR, PHS DOCS, OWNERS MANUAL, 4SPD!
GTOs remain at the very top of the muscle car hierarchy, and this gorgeous 1966 GTO hardtop shows off a 1-year-old restoration of a very solid, original car. If you appreciate these cars as they were and not as the mythology would have us believe, then this one will delight you every time you get behind the wheel.
The GTO is one of the few muscle cars that can also be considered elegant. While they were great at tearing up tracks all over the country, they were equally adept at carrying executives to the office and showing up at exclusive nightspots for front-row parking. The code E Nightwatch Blue paint only enhances that image, applied over a laser-straight body that any car guy can recognize from 100 yards away. Stripped down to its bare essentials and rebuilt on a rotisserie, it's the kind of car that only gets more attractive the more you look at it and makes the cars around it look shabby by comparison. Modern paints provide an unmatched shine, but that only comes with hours of intensive hand labor, but nobody will argue that the results aren't worth it, because this car looks spectacular. And as you'd expect of a car like this, the chrome and trim were restored, the GTO badges are bright, and the glass has the proper vintage Soft-Ray tint. For purists, it just doesn't get much better than this.
Few interiors are more inviting than the GTO's, and with bucket seats and a center console, it emphasizes the Goat's dual nature. Reproduction seat covers duplicate the original intricate ribbed pattern, there are correct carpets on the floor, and fresh door panels don't show so much as a mark from a driver's elbow resting on the sill. All the gauges have been rebuilt and nestled back into their round pods in the woodgrained dash, and this car sports the rarest of rare features: an original clock that actually works! The factory-issued AM radio works, too, although you'll probably find the entertainment connected to your right foot to be far more suitable. And yes, that's a 4-speed shifter sticking out of the center console. In back, the trunk has been expertly finished and topped with a correct mat and full-sized spare with cover, and can be accessed using the remote button in the glovebox.
Pontiac knew its customers would be spending a lot of time under the GTO's hood tuning and tweaking, so they added plenty of eye candy for the genuine car guys who'd be owning them. Every mechanical system, including the engine, transmission, rear end, suspension, and brakes were fully rebuilt less than a year ago and only driven enough to ensure that everything is in fully operational condition. The Pontiac 389 CID 6.5 litre engine is plenty stout, and painted correct Pontiac Turquoise, it contrasts nicely with chrome valve covers and that louvered air cleaner, and they got all the little stuff right, too, from the hoses and clamps to the reproduction decal on the fan shroud. Underneath, the floors are perhaps a bit too nice, but that's hardly a demerit, and the exhaust system is a correct reproduction, not an obnoxious aftermarket setup. Stock steel wheels with polished hubcaps are framed by original-spec redlines, making this Goat ready for the show field.
Unquestionably a blue-chip automobile, this 1966 GTO has had no expense spared in making it into the car you see today. With PHS docs and owner's manual, this one is definitely worth a closer look. Call now!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 389 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Or Basic Color
- Nightwatch Blue
- Body Style
- 86,285 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console