1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible | Concord, CA | Carbuffs
- Montero Red
- White Vinyl
- 389 Tri-power
- 14,000 miles
MPGCity: – Hwy: Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.
This GTO was purchased by the current owner in the late 1980’s and he immediately set about doing a frame-on restoration. The car was originally blue charcoal with a black interior and black top. The owner decided to go with a more appealing color combo of montero red with parchment interior and white top. The body is laser straight and painted with 17 coats of lacquer paint. The entire interior and convertible top was replaced as well as the power top mechanism. The radio was replaced with a correct looking unit that has modern internals with an auxiliary input.
The 389 engine was rebuilt and a professionally rebuilt tri-power unit was added. The 4 speed transmission was kept for the time being. Restoration was finished in 1990. Approx 10 years ago the owner decided to make some changes to make the car a better driver. The 4 speed was replaced with a 5 speed, tubular control arms and front disc brakes were added as well as anti-sway bars to improve handling. The car can now cruise comfortably on the freeway at under 1,500 rpm.
Beautiful car that runs and drives excellent. Only 14k miles since the restoration was finished.