1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible History The Pontiac GTO is an American automobile built by Pontiac Division of General Motors from 1964 to 1974. It was a muscle car classic of the 1960s and 1970s. In early 1963, General Motors'' management issued a ban on involvement in auto racing. At the time, Pontiac''s advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance, and racing was an important component of that strategy. With GM''s ban on factory-sponsored racing, Pontiac''s young and visionary management turned its attention to emphasizing street performance. The GTO was basically a violation of GM policy, but since the GTO was an option package and not standard equipment, it fell into a loophole in the policy. Pontiac''s intermediate line was restyled again for 1966, gaining more curvaceous styling with kicked-up rear fender lines for a "Coke-bottle" look, and a slightly "tunneled" backlight. The tail light featured a rare louvered cover, only seen on the GTO. The GTO became a separate model series, rather than an optional performance package, with unique grille and tail lights, available as a pillared sports coupe, a hardtop, or a convertible VIN 242676K124817 This yellow GTO convertible was purchased from the original owner, Richard Rodenburg. As a teenager, Richard shelled the engine and replaced it with a 400ci block. When Richard started a family, the goat was stored in his dad’s garage until the most recent owner purchased it in September of 2005. Because of the long storage, the car was rust free, but needed a complete restoration. Since its purchase the engine and transmission have been completely rebuilt, all the seals replaced. The pipes, mufflers, brake lines and gas lines have all been replaced. Full PHS documentation and a car cover are included in the sale. Mechanics Rebuilt 1976 400ci Engine – Y4 Block, Casting Number 50055 Tri-Power - Casting Number 8782898 093 Heads Rebuilt Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission 10 Bolt Posi-Traction Rear End with 3:55 Gear Ratio Power Steering Power Drum Brakes Period Correct Distributor Brand New Aluminized Exhaust System Exhaust Manifolds Aluminum Bell Housing Bushings Look New New Nuts and Bolts New Brake Lines New Ball Joints New Gas Lines Brand New Shocks Brand New Gas Tank with New Straps Body Beautiful Candlelight Cream Paint (Original Color) Rotisserie Restoration, Gorgeous Fit and Finish Beautiful Solid and Straight Metal New Rear Lower Quarters Power Convertible Top (Black) Frame for Top is in Great Shape Gorgeous Chrome Bumpers Emblems and Trim are in Great Shape Antenna Hood Scoops Doors Fit and Operate Properly Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Glass is in Good Shape Refinished Vent Windows Frame is Solid and Nicely Painted Front Fenders are Solid and Clean Rocker Moldings are Gorgeous Pinch Welds Look Great Solid Cross Members All Original Floor Boards are Solid and Clean Beautiful Trim Rings and Center Caps Reproduction Firestone Red Line Tires by Coker 70/14 Front and Rear Solid Trunk had Nice Splatter Paint, Mat, Jack and Spare Tire Interior Beautiful Black Interior Bucket Seats and Console Wood Steering Wheel Wood Grain Instrument Panel Dash Pad is in Great Shape Seatbelts Front and Back Carpet is in Great Shape 4-Speed Shifter in the Console Beautiful Door Panels with Nice Armrests and Handles Horn Works AM Radio Works Heater Blower Works Wipers Work Don’t Miss Out! 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