HOW MANY 1966 GTO'S WERE BUILT WITH THE GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR ON THE STEERING COLUMN?

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Asked by Jul 20, 2012 at 09:09 AM about the 1966 Pontiac GTO

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There was only one to my knowledge, ordered by Ruth M. Gamble, at 39 Morris St.,Charleston, S.C. from Superior Motors, Orangeburg, S.C.

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none in production. sure it's not a clone?

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is the second digit of the VIN a 3 or a 4.

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I have a 1966 GTO I bought in May 1968. It is as built, Turbo 300 two speed on the column. I never seen another one yet. I always wondered the same thing. Bob

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none , and the tranny was not a turbo 300 , it was a power glide. what style of taillights do you have , little square style ,or long bar type ? if it were a turbo it would have been a 350 turbo 3 speed which didn't come out untill 68. what is the first 7 digits of the VIN ?

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no GTOs in 66 had a column shifter. or a 300 turbo tranny. a two speed power glide or a 4 speed manual or a three speed manual were there trannys available in 66. all were on the floor. you can find out everything about your car from phs-online.com , 66 was the first model year for the GTO . the VIN will tell you if it's a real GTO or not. good luck

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I did send for and have the spec sheet from phs. It shows my Vin # as a 1966 GTO 335HP, 389 Disp, Auto (2sp) YS, Block and 10.75 C.R. Doesn't say if it's a turbo 300 or power glide, but it is on the column. I was always told it was a Buick turbo 300? I guess it's a power glide.Rear lights are long bar type. Also says the 3 speed was standard on the column, on the floor was an option? Any other advice ? I'll keep researching, Looks like some were made or ordered that way. Thanks, Bob

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Yes, they did I have one automatic on the column with the factory build sheet that I got from the original owner my Uncle. 2spd on the column. I have not seen but a few others, so i would say that it is fairly rare.

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2 speed is a power glide , 3 speed is a turbo.

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Check your facts. 2 speed is a ST-300 BOP No power glide for 1966 GTO

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Go to this web page. Scrool down to Pontiac/Tempest/65 to 69 https://www.automaticchoice.com/Catalogue/v_index.pdf

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I have a 1966 GTO; true 242; automatic with a column shift. This car is PHS documented w/window sticker. Column shift was standard if the optional console wasn't ordered. I love the column shift with an automatic; it opens the floor space up nicely

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The folks at PHS PO BOX 183251 Shelby Twp, MI 48318, can answer your question (586) 781-5167 0r 5164

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PHS and Window Sticker on my 66 GTO 3 Speed verified, per Pontiac GTO Restoration Guide 1964-72 states: "Optional with the code S Ford built Dearborn three speed transmission with a Hurst floor mounted shifter

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https://www.automaticchoice.com/uploads/producten/pdfs/Catalog ue/v_index.pdf Tempest 1965-1969 2 Spd RWD Servo cover 66 ST300 NA o67

My dad purchased new, and STILL owns, his 1966 GTO. It is a 3 speed manual "three on the tree" column shift car. It is completely original except for one repaint. Has never had the engine rebuilt with about 115k miles on it and has been running unleaded in it since the 80s. Have never seen another one like it.

I once saw a magazine article about a guy who had purchased a Black Post `66-67 GTO with a 3 on the tree from the original owner. Therefore, there might be at least one other out there. Of course, unless you wanted the performance of a Manual, but weren't willing to give up being close to your passenger, you'd go with that option. However, if you're most likely into performance, I don't know why you wouldn't spring for the extra $ for a 4-Speed on the floor.

Yes Pontiac does have a 2 speed transmission and it not a power glide it's a turbine 300 and it's most likely a LeMans

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Just can't change the minds of some, it's a 2 sp. turbo-300 for 1966. I agree. I have one. Had it for 491/2 years. Bob

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