Jaw-Dropping Transformation: Revived 1966 Pontiac GTO Commands the Road!

Prepare to be awestruck by the iconic Pontiac GTO, the trailblazing muscle car that started it all. Its irresistible blend of stunning aesthetics and exhilarating performance has made it a sought-after gem among enthusiasts. Recently emerging from a meticulous driver-grade restoration, this 1966 GTO is a showstopper that demands attention. With nothing left to be desired but a passionate new owner, it’s now up for grabs on eBay, located in Poway, California. Bidding has already exceeded the reserve, soaring to an impressive $25,600, with more time left for you to seize the opportunity and make this classic masterpiece yours.

The 1966 GTO, after two years as an options package, gained independent model status. Built on the A-Body platform, this generation of GTOs is hailed as the epitome of purity and timeless beauty across the model’s five generations. The seller has painstakingly restored this rust-free California specimen, investing significant time and effort to achieve a flawless presentation. Its captivating Starlight Black paint radiates with a deep shine that beckons you to step closer. While not claiming perfection, the car’s condition aligns impeccably with its recent restoration history. Its flawlessly straight body, meticulously aligned panels, and gleaming chrome create an awe-inspiring spectacle. The tastefully chosen Cragar wheels, though not original, perfectly complement the GTO’s character.

Under the hood, this GTO roars to life with its powerful 389ci V8 engine, originally pumping out an impressive 335hp. The lucky winner will benefit from power-assisted steering and front disc brakes, ensuring a commanding and effortless driving experience. In its prime, this Pontiac powerhouse tore through the quarter-mile in just 14.5 seconds. While the car may not be numbers-matching, the seller has meticulously retained its authentic spirit. The engine has undergone a recent rebuild using a period-correct “WT” engine block paired with “093” heads, equipped with forged rods, resurfaced heads, new pistons, and other quality components for rock-solid performance. While some factory-correct peripherals were maintained, upgrades such as an aluminum radiator, an Edelbrock carburetor, an electric fuel pump, and a Petronix ignition and coil have been added. The transmission has received new bearings and seals, with only a slight drip. Overall, the GTO is mechanically superb and ready to hit the road without a hitch.

Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by an interior that matches the exceptional standards set by the rest of the vehicle. The seats have been retrimmed, exhibiting minimal wear apart from some wrinkling on the outer edge of the driver’s seat base, which could be easily addressed by a meticulous new owner. The dash, faux woodgrain, and pad are all flawless, showcasing the car’s impeccable attention to detail. Functional items requiring slight adjustments include the Hurst shifter linkages, wiper motor installation, and diagnosis of a minor issue with the tachometer needle. Originally equipped with air conditioning, the GTO now boasts a new vintage system, while an aftermarket retro-style stereo has been tastefully added, leaving no visible modifications.

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