1966 Pontiac GTO$79,900

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Price: $79,900
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Charlotte, NC
Price Analysis: Poor Deal, 36.0 % above market avg. What's this?
SUMMARY</p>Body-off restoration completed in 2007Awarded Best in Class at the 2008 Pontiac Nationals389 cubic inch Pontiac V8 / Tri-power inductionMuncie M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed manual transmissionCorrect Platinum paint / Correct Black vinyl topCorrect Black vinyl bucket seat interiorCorrect power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakesSale includes: Restoration photos / Restoration receipts / Pontiac Historic Services documentation12-bolt rear axle / 3.73 gears15-inch Rally I Wheels<p>The great thing about vintage Pontiacs well besides the fact that they are vintage Pontiacs is the fact that Pontiac Historic Services can confirm the provenance of almost every one of them. No other mass-market brand aside from maybe Ford and their beloved Mustang maintained such detailed factory records. And that means: when we tell you a car like this fully restored GTO is a factory-correct showstopper we have the paperwork to back it up. Awarded Best in Class at the 2008 Pontiac Nationals this stunning hardtop mixes a hot Tri-power drivetrain with correct Platinum over Black aesthetics. And if youre a wise enthusiast whos looking for an impressive classic thatll roll straight out of the showroom and right on to the show field its your chance to grab a tiger by the tail!</p><p>BODYWORK/TRIM</p><p>Believed to be a 3-owner classic this award-winning A-Body is the beneficiary of a body-off restoration that was completed in the summer of 2007. The cars clean and solid profile an essentially rust-free shell that was fully stripped and fitted with fresh floors wears a rich coat of correct Platinum 2-stage that according to the current owner has seen roughly 300 miles of road time. And as is the case with most big show winners trim and ornamentation are exactly as the factory specified. At the front of this Pontiacs body a flashy dual-port grille founds ornate parking lamps and a prominent GTO emblem between a fresh bumper and stacked T3 headlights. At the top of the car a broad hood centers a small scoop and monochromatic arrowhead in front of fresh glass thats framed in straight stainless mirrored wipers and correct Black vinyl. At the sides of the car flowing pinstripes and sporty GTO emblems add a little class while traditional door handles and a polished mirror perfectly complement requisite wheel lips and dent-free rocker moldings. And out back a stainless-trimmed valance hangs louvered taillights and wide P O N T I A C lettering between and a fourth GTO emblem and a second bumper thats finished with clear reverse lamps.</p><p>ENGINE</p><p>Pop the hood and the first thing youll notice is a 389 cubic inch Pontiac V8 thats been completely rebuilt and wrapped in attractive Turquoise skin. At the top of the block familiar Rochester carburetors bridge the gap between polished air cleaners bright stainless fluid lines and a correct cast iron intake. That intake rides between correct heads which hang a polished AC breather over attractive polished valve covers. A familiar points distributor jolts spark through fresh Packard Radio TVRS cables. Cooling is provided by a shrouded and decaled radiator which sends water around a traditional fan via pliable hoses and reproduction tower clamps. Charge comes courtesy of a freshly rebuilt alternator and tagged Delco battery. Charred dinosaurs float through old school exhaust manifolds. And aesthetically the cars impressive engine bay is fully detailed from its smooth black fenders and matted hood all the way to its yellow carb spring and fresh AC fuel filter.</p><p>DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION</p><p>Logging strictly sunny day miles since their thorough restoration this goats fresh floors and super clean frame are completely free of significant issues and major defects. The stout 389 sends power to a Muncie M22 Rock Crusher which spins a trusty 12-bolt axle thats finished with big 3.73 gears. At the sides of that rock-solid drivetrain quality Gardener pipes connect the aforementioned manifolds with brash turbo mufflers.