June 20, 2024

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1966 Pontiac GTO Coupe

1966 Pontiac GTO Coupe

The GTO truly arrived into its personal in 1966, and was selected as its have design following becoming an solution package deal for its very first two yrs. There was rigorous levels of competition for domestic youth market place share, primarily inside of GM. The result would be some of the most imaginative promoting ever to appear out of Detroit.Pontiac knew that even nevertheless GM banned sanctioned racing, a lot of youthful gentlemen have been driving their GTOs to drag strips to see the wild altered-wheelbase Mopars and more than-the-best Fords. The response? The GeeTo Tiger marketing campaign!Employing a pair of ‘modified’ Tiger Gold GTOs and a challenge to race the famed Tiger, enthusiasts packed the stands to see the pair of GTO’s race at tracks nationwide. To say the marketing campaign was a results is an understatement, and when remaining figures ended up tallied, the GTO garnered file income with approximately 96,946 bought, symbolizing around 11 % of Pontiac’s total models for the model yr.

This GTO was created with an eye on straight-line efficiency. Starting with the lighter put up entire body, it is run by its first, figures-matching 389 Tri-Electrical power V8 engine.

Acquired by the present-day owner in 1976, it was parked in the late 1980s for around 20 years. In 2011, the choice was built to return it to its previous glory, and a entire Concours restoration was executed by Magnum Auto Restorations of LaSalle, IL.