PHS DOCS, TRI POWER GTO, FRAME OFF IN 2008 W/ PHOTOS, 4 SPEED MANUAL, NICE GTO!
GTOs remain at the very top of the muscle car hierarchy, and this gorgeous 1966 GTO hardtop shows off a very careful 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 D Fontaine 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 from there, 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 a great 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 great with only a few signs of age and use. 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 in terms of high-quality driver-grade GTOs.
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 they're all in good condition with clear lenses and clear markings. The factory-issued AM radio works, too, although it needs to be reconnected to the antenna; besides, you'll probably find the entertainment connected to your right foot to be far more suitable anyway. And yes, that's a 4-speed shifter sticking out of the center console, so it's a blast to drive. In back, the trunk has been expertly finished and topped with a correct mat and full-sized spare with jack assembly.
The engine is a correct WS block with the proper coding, so we believe it to be the original 389 cubic inch V8 with Tri-Power. 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 and only driven enough to ensure that everything is in fully operational condition (about 500 miles). Pontiac Turquoise contrasts nicely with chrome valve covers and individual air cleaners, and they got all the little stuff right, too, including 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 Flowmaster setup so it sounds spectacular. The only major addition is four-wheel power disc brakes, endowing this Goat with stopping power to match its performance. Stock steel wheels with polished trim rings are framed by 225/70/14 white-letter radials for a great performance look.
Documented with restoration photos and PHS paperwork, this is a high-quality GTO that runs and drives superbly. Call now!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- PHS Documentation
- Restoration Photos
- Engine Type
- Body Color
- Fontaine Blue
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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