REAL-DEAL GOAT, CODE YC 389 V8, TRI-POWER, 4-SPEED, VINTAGE R134A A/C, SLICK!
Not many cars get enthusiasts excited like the Pontiac GTO. This 1966 hardtop, for example, offers all the right parts: 389 Tri-Power engine, a 4-speed gearbox, and a winning color combination. No major modifications, just a really nice, clean Goat that commands respect everywhere it goes.
Refinished in beautiful Starlight Black, this GTO looks the way Pontiac designers intended: sporty yet refined. The stacked headlights are a slam-dunk in terms of styling and among Pontiac faithful, they're highly-sought. Add in a subtle hood scoop and you get a car that has the goods but doesn't feel the need to advertise. The good news is that when the car was restored, they took their time and get the bodywork straight first, then laid down a few coats of that luscious black paint. The result is a straight, shiny GTO that shows quite well despite being driven and enjoyed a bit since it was completed. There's still plenty of chrome on the car (remember, this is the pre-Endura GTO) and things like the bumpers, rocker panel moldings, and grille surrounds are in excellent condition. It also features a lot of fresh weather-stripping so it seals up well and squeaks and rattles inside are minimized, making it feel tight and solid on the road. And that gold pinstripe with a vinyl top sure makes it look elegant.
Pontiac nailed the interior of the GTO in every way: comfortable, sporting, and refined, with just a hint of European sophistication. It is the interior that makes the GTO an adult's sports car, and the bucket seats, no-nonsense shifter, and wood-rimmed steering wheel all work towards that end. The seat covers are recent, the carpets were replaced when the car was restored, and the steering wheel positively glows from within the black interior. The round gauges are definitely meant to evoke the finest sports cars from the Continent, and include a speedometer, tach, and secondary gauges to monitor the engine at a glance. The 4-speed sticks out of a nicely preserved original console, there's a new under-dash A/C system, and for entertainment, there's a newer AM/FM/cassette radio in the dash that fits rather well. The trunk is outfitted with a reproduction mat and a matching full-sized spare, giving it a very finished look that's ready to travel.
The legendary 389 cubic inch Pontiac V8 makes big horsepower and torque, particularly thanks to the three two-barrel carbs living up top. With correct mini air cleaners, shiny valve covers, and Pontiac Turquoise paint on the block itself, it's quite nicely done under the hood. The engine enamel is a little faded, but that's because this sucker loves to drive, and the A/C equipment is new, but otherwise it looks just the way it should. Stock cast iron exhaust manifolds and a newer exhaust system give it a baritone sound and you'll note that the underside is driver-grade, so you don't have to worry if you get it dirty or wet. It's no longer razor-sharp, but it's really nice and shows you that this car has nothing to hide. Stock Rally I wheels look suitably industrial and carry fat redline radials for a period perfect look.
If you want a great-driving GTO that has the right look, then this is a fantastic choice and it's still as appealing a combination today as it was in 1966. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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