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1966 Pontiac GTO Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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SweetRide66 writes:
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5

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This GTO has been restored and kept (in good faith) original to the build sheet.  There are optional items on this car; however I have all of the original parts.
This cars has it original 389 motor

Cons

There are no cons to owning a car like this

SweetRide66
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Priceless — I like everthing about this car; interior room and trunk space allow family and friends a fun day out; cooler, chairs, blankets and all. The styling of a 66 GTO is iconic; it also has a comfortable smooth ride with great performance. Having a convertible makes all the more fun and attracts lots of attention from people who really love classic cars. This car is a solid #2 with an excellent paint job, interior, engine compartment and trunk.

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the_mad_italian writes:
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Great Ride!

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No Cons

the_mad_italian
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Beautiful Black Beauty — Just love this car! Great for car shows and drive ins. Love all the comments from jealous on lookers. Triple Black give this car an omnious look! The king of 60's muscle cars. Little GTO you really look so fine!

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the_mad_italian writes:
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The King of 60's Muscle Cars

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No Cons

the_mad_italian
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Gas Milage — Driving is a Blast! And all the comments from jealous onlookers! Drives great on freeway! Feel the head-snapping power when the secondary carbs kick in! Looks great at car shows and in the lot at drive ins. Just can't get enough!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
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shear power

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kiss your license goodbye, cops remember forever !

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If You Can Afford Gas, And Don't Mind Being Pulled Over Freequenrtly... — Love the power, handles good for American made muscle car. Turns heads and demands respect.Came with adjustable suspension which was very rare for the time. Pre emission which was all power to the wheels without power stearing or brakes. Would be awsome with todays available add ons and radial tires, etc.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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James writes:
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Coolness factor is off the charts...people will actually stop in their tracks to check it out......

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Needs better braking, and handling capabilites...goes very fast in a straight line.....would ultimately like to have a 455 powerplant installed with blower and Rock Crusher tranny....

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Gto = God Takes Over - — I am honored and humbled to even have this car in my possession. Lost it in a bitter divorce 15 years ago, and reaquired it through an act of God. Literally. See above for standard spec type details. If you're are interested in the divine intervention, write me for the details....too long to list in this format.... This car is rock solid. I have picture history, and documentation back to 1976 through several owners. Three that I have personally met. This car is very fast and powerful. Former engine could actually pull the front end off the ground. This original one is a bit tamer, although no slouch. Could use disc brakes, more suspension work. Doors, glass, trim, interior is in excellent original condition. Outside has war scratches, but this is a driver. It is driven, and driven hard at times. The fun and enjoyment of this car is second to none. To me, it is one of the greatest automotive designs, if not (I am biased!) the greatest auto designs ever made. John Delorean and Jim Wangers had their hands in bringing this to life!!! Coolness factor is 100%. Kids 8-80 absolutely love it!!! You have to get used to starting, driving and stopping this machine...it has it's own way of doing things, and you adapt to it. I'm not kidding. It does not want to go slow!!!! I love the smell of it, the feel of it, and just sitting in it....it's a piece of automotive history, and as previously stated, it is a priveledge to own.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Wayne writes:
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Everything

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Nothing

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One For The Boyz — This car turns heads all the time. It performs really well on the track too, it's heaps of fun to drive and hard to beat. Everyone is amazed at its performance and you can pick one up for under seventy. I can't really say enough about it, just fantastic. If you see it you'll want it.

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Joe writes:
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very nice interior, looks badass, will throw you back in ur seat!

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big, heavy, and the handeling is not so impressive... but its a damn muscle car, what'd u expect?

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American Muscle — 400 big block seriously moded puttin out about 550 hp and 500 lbs ft of torque! rides very smoothe and drives like a boat. also had an avalible 389 big block tri power.

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John writes:
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Classic Muscle Car. Styling.

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Basket Case. not original engine

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Basket Case Literally. — Bought it from my work at Classic Car Care Detail shop in Scotts Valley. It had a 2 spd auto and a 400 from a 68 GTO. All the exterior trim parts were removed for body work. I drove it once in a while when I got back from college. Loved working on it and listening to oldies. Never got it done. by g-friend at the time was going to Europe after college graduation so I sold it to finance that trip. Still sorry sometimes that I did. Always will want to get another.

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Norm writes:
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Everything. I wish I had a dozen of 'em.

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Nothing, except decent parts are getting WAY expensive. I blame Barrett-Jackson for that.

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1966 Gto — I bought this car for $30 and had to towed to my buddy Don's backyard where we got it running. Then on to my garage where it got a 65 Grand Prix tripower setup, rebuilt heads, new rings, Mallory dual-point ignition, headers, a TH350, slicks and ladder bars. The car turned a pretty respctable 105 mph 13.8 at National Speedway (see other pix). After sitting for 30+ years, my friend Don (bless him, or curse him, I'm not sure yet) put the bug back in my ass to get the car back on the road. It needs some light cosmetics. The original interior looks great other than the chrome parts. I'm replacing the things that look bad. The original numbers-matching 389 is coming out, and I'm getting a .030 bored-over 400 built by Nunzi in Brooklyn, NY. It will get 6x heads, aluminum valves and bronze guides, a streetable cam, headers, and should put out about 420 HP on pump gas.

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2006 Pontiac GTO Reviews

A Very Fun Toy For The Weekend By Juan

When i saw that it had 400HP stock, i told myself i must have it, i must say i was impressed by the brute power of this car, Only downside i have found so far, with brute power comes unsettleing MPGs.... Read More

Attaboy To Holden Australia By frank8003

Grandmom hard time getiing in back, its a drivers car. Not a family car. Its the car you should have had when 19. 6 speed, 400 HP, good looking. Its an A+ for road cars Great solid American car built... Read More

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2005 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Fast, Powerful, Fun And Demands Respect By retirednco

I installed a small performance camshaft and valve springs when the engine only had 5500 miles on it. At 6200 miles I broke a valve spring and dropped a valve into the engine which hand grenaded. I ... Read More

For The Money, Power, And Style, Plus Not Every Joe Has One, I Give It A 9 Out Of 10. By reddota

I would put a sunroof, heated and cool seats, illuminated steering wheel controls, and Aux.port outlet on radio, and somehow put some 40's under the wheel wheels. Power is fine, a little over steer bu... Read More

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2004 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Built Like A Tank, Runs Like A Race Car, Handles Like A Sports Car By Tennesseemacman

Probably will be the best GTO ever after a few more years have passed. Novices need to exercise care in driving this car. The power to weight ratio is incredible. The handling on mountain roads is out... Read More

Great Car For The Money! By Michael

I wasn't excited about the looks of it, wish they had really tried to retro an old 1969 better. The car is very comfortable to drive and it's alot of fun. MPG for a muscle car is pretty good. I would ... Read More

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1974 Pontiac GTO Reviews

1974 Gto By Shaun

My car is a well built ot mid seventies muscle car. It have a 350 a four speed 3.08 rearend gears. It is not a fast car at moment but workin on that. either lower rearend gears or put other tranny b... Read More

Best An Coolest Car Ever By Anders

The car is a super hot car with every possible feature in the right place! Driving it is beautifull and when you put the pedal to the metal it gives a frightening roar before it shoots of with a fanta... Read More

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1973 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Rare Head-turner By 73lemansguy

The 1973 Lemans and GTO had controversial and rather unique styling; you either loved it or hated it. Heavy sculpting, retro 1940's fender lines, and massive bumpers complicated styling. Muscle car ... Read More

A Must Have By Cecil

even tho my car is as old as it is it still runs like a dream. still has all the power it came wit off the showroom floor. right now it dont look the best but im workin on that Read More

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