West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this original southern California and completely rust free 1966 Pontiac GTO 2 door Hardtop coupe with the original 389 V8 engine equipped with the added dealer installed 'Royal Bobcat Performance Package' 3x2 BBL Tri-Power carbs ($120) having been upgraded with a 1970 400/290HP V8 engine with an upgraded Ram Air IV camshaft with it's original 'Rochester' Tri-Power set up (and with the original Ram Air IV air cleaner and body color hood scoop to be sold with the car and currently stored in the trunk), it's original M20 4 speed wide ratio manual transmission ($184.31), 'Strato' Bucket seats, WH code 3.55 differential axle, dual 'splitter' exhausts, Deluxe wheel discs ($16.85) with 'Spinner' hubcaps with red-line tires, power steering 'wonder touch' ($94.79), power brakes ($41.60) which have been upgraded to a dual power master cylinder, reproduction wooden steering wheel, front & rear seat belts ($10.53), instrument panel pad, front and rear carpets, deck emblems, console ($47.13), back up lamps, soft ray glass windshield ($19.49), electric clock ($18.96), air injection exhaust system ($44.76), positive crankcase ventilation ($5.27) dual horns and pushbutton radio with a manual antenna and which will be sold complete with it's PHS documents and a copy of the original window sticker from 'J.B. Finney Pontiac' of Los Angeles, CA!
Finished in it's original factory 'Candlelight Cream' (Y Code) color paint with a matching 'Candlelight Cream' hardtop with a beautiful and virtually flawless 'Black' interior and original 'Spinner' hubcaps with fairly new factory correct 'Red-Line' tires. Purchased acquired from a California car collector and obviously always garage kept and covered! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no indication of any accidents of any kind - obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new!
The car looks extremely impressive in it's original factory 'Candlelight Cream' color paint with matching hardtop and the 'Black' interior is in absolutely exceptional and virtually completely original condition! The car has all it's original logos and has a very desirable factory installed 'Tri-Power' carbs performance package, 4 speed manual transmission and Power Steering & Power Brakes with a tachometer, pushbutton radio and manual antenna, Deluxe Wheel Discs, back-up lamps, soft ray glass and chrome drip moldings. The brightwork design on the dashboard, the dashboard itself, the headliner, the carpets and all the seats are in absolutely exceptional condition with virtually no signs of wear and tear! All the chrome work is also in very good condition and the original spare wheel is in the trunk.
The replacement reportedly 1970 year 400 V8 290HP engine is extremely strong and powerful and has the added high performance package of tri-power carburetors which with the 4 speed manual transmission makes this particular car drive absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will really give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of an always garaged and rust free 1966 Pontiac GTO 2 Door Hartop Coupe in very fine condition throughout and as close to a pristine example as you will find and this Fremont, California built 1966 Pontiac GTO was sold new at 'J.B. Finney' of Los Angeles, California and is one very rare and highly desirable, collectible and unabused example of one of the outstanding GM muscle car designs of the sixties.
The GTO option package for the Tempest created a new type of vehicle by shoehorning a big block engine into a medium sized car - the muscle car, starting a trend lasting almost ten years before the fuel crisis of 1973! With it's lightweight body and 348 horses under the hood, the 1964 GTO was unlike any other car at the time. The 389 cubic inch V8 is the centerpiece of the GTO package and with the legendary Tri-Power of three two barrel carburetors it boasted 348 bhp. All first generation GTO's have a special place in collector's hearts as the first of the muscle car species and enjoy milestone status, especially the 1964 model which many consider the purest of the breed, if not the all time fastest! Tri-Power equipped 2 Door Hardtop coupes seem to have a special aura among enthusiasts too. It was amazing how much torque the GTO had for an essentially stock six-passenger car and it became a legend in it's own time. The GTO could accelerate from 0-60 in under 7 seconds - a quite remarkable feat in it's day and even today! The biggest advantage was it's weight, some 300lbs lighter than most later muscle cars, made this beast very quick off the line.
In summary, this is one unique opportunity to own a turn-key ready to enjoy today 1966 4 speed stick shift 400 V8 Tri-Power GTO with rare factory options which also include power steering and power brakes for a thoroughly modern drive! An always garaged and rust free example of this increasingly desirable and collectible 1966 Pontiac GTO and a muscle car investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any Pontiac enthusiast, classic American sixties car collector or simply any muscle car enthusiast!