Engine g
Engine
400 V8
Trans g
Transmission
2 Speed Automatic
Paint g
Exterior
White
Interior g
Interior
Black
Wheel g
VIN
242176Z129921
Key g
Stock #
261

Description

1966 Pontiac GTO

Car History

We have a time-capsule of a muscle car here with our 1966 Pontiac GTO hardtop here at Adventure Classics.
It is finished in white with a black vinyl top over a black interior, and power comes from a numbers-matching 389 cubic inch V8 paired with the two-speed automatic transmission.

Features include air conditioning and power-assisted steering and brakes...

1966 Pontiac GTO

Car History

We have a time-capsule of a muscle car here with our 1966 Pontiac GTO hardtop here at Adventure Classics.
It is finished in white with a black vinyl top over a black interior, and power comes from a numbers-matching 389 cubic inch V8 paired with the two-speed automatic transmission.

Features include air conditioning and power-assisted steering and brakes, Rally I wheels, HEI distributor, Bilstein shocks, MagnaFlow mufflers, and an Alpine stereo with Sirius XM and Bluetooth capability.

The cowl-mounted data plate decodes as follows, 06C – Built during the third week of June, 66 – 1966 model, 24217 – GTO two-door hardtop coupe, BF – Freemont, California, assembly plant, 10222 – Body production sequence, 223 – Black vinyl interior, 12 – Special order paint, and C08 – Full vinyl roof.

Engine & Drivetrain

The 389 cubic inch V8 engine is equipped with a four-barrel carburetor and was rated at 335 horsepower when new and still looks just as it did when it left the showroom with its Pontiac blue painted block, valve covers, and intake, cast iron exhaust headers, correct black painted air cleaner assembly, power steering and brakes, air conditioning, with all the other factory appearing stock engine parts and hoses.

The appearance of the engine compartment is exceptional too as it is clean, detailed and painted correctly and it has had an HEI distributor fitted and the GTO is said to retain its California-specific smog equipment.

The engine stamping #655784 matches the included warranty book and Protect-O-Plate and the XE designation corresponds to a 389 cubic inch V8 equipped with a four-barrel carburetor and an automatic transmission.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Super Turbine 300 two-speed automatic transmission and a WE-coded 3.08:1 standard rear axle. The axle code stamping can be seen and Magna Flow mufflers are fitted to the dual exhaust.

Interior

The factory twin front bucket seats are trimmed in black vinyl with matching rear seat, carpets and door panels, black dash pad and woodgrain dash veneer. Equipment includes factory-installed air conditioning that was converted to run on R134a refrigerant, a Rally clock, a center console with chrome trim, an Alpine satellite radio-capable stereo with Bluetooth, Alpine speakers mounted in the kick panels and parcel shelf, and a trunk-mounted amplifier.

The floor shifter is mounted in the floor console and it retains the Pontiac GTO sports steering wheel, and had GTO floor mats too.

Exterior

Our GTO was ordered from the factory with the “Special Paint 1” option as indicated in the included PHS documents, the car underwent a color change to Cameo White prior to 1988 and was repainted again in Cameo White in 2002, at which time the vinyl roof was replaced.

Styling elements of these 1966 GTO's include louvered taillight covers, bumper-mounted reverse lights, chrome bumpers, and the iconic GTO hood scoop.

It has painted Rally I wheels that wear chrome trim rings and mounted with new Coker Firestone FR70 bias-ply-look radial redline tires with Bilstein shocks at all four corners.

Handling is great as you could expect from these GTO's with power-assisted steering and brakes that were optioned from the factory.

Conclusion

The time-capsule 1966 Pontiac GTO hardtop we have here at Adventure Classics is a super looking and running, real GTO with much paperwork including PHS documentation, a file containing service records from 1988 to 2020, owner's manual and factory warranty book, and the Protect-O-Plate.

THE GREAT ONE, the 1966 Pontiac GTO is a must for any collection, and this one is legit and beautiful.

Call or email us at:

AdventureClassics@gmail.com

(727) 688-1148 OR (727) 580-9919

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