First Registration 1966, Pontiac GTO Coupé, 396ci with „Six-Pack“ register double carburators
4-speed manual gearbox (new rebuilt)
Swiss road registration with „Veteran“ entry
Production numbers in 1966: 2’044 (hardtop coupé with 4-speed gearbox and six-pack)
Engine rebuilt by Eggenberger Motorenbau (incl. hydro pushrods and Roller-Cams)
Front disc brakes
Direct steering (13:1 instead of 17:1)
Eibach shock absorbers and Hotchkis springs
Thicker anti-roll bars Delrin-mounted
High-precision wheel alignment
Gardner Exhaust Systems chrome steel exhaust system
Ceramic coated exhaust manifolds
The “muscle cars” are still much-loved cult cars with big displacement and powerful engines. Back then the performance-hungry first American post-war generation, who rebelled against their parents’ boring road cruisers with inexpensive power coupés. Pontiac president John DeLorean personally set this fire when he transformed the rather plain Pontiac Tempest into the red-hot GTO. With around 365 hp from three twin carburettors, the GTO became the fastest projectile in the popular quarter-mile sprints. In this discipline, the Gran Turismo Omologato (GTO) even succeeded in beating the Ferrari model by the same name, as the astonished motoring press had to note in a spectacular test.
This Pontiac GTO has been optimised in suspension, brakes and steering. These sensible modifications give this muscle car a very precise handling and now contribute significantly to the driving fun. The 6.4-litre V8 with three twin carburettors pushes this breathtakingly beautiful coupé forward with a violence that is beyond imagination, especially when the additional throttle valves are opened with the kickdown position of the accelerator and the second rocket stage is ignited. An experience that leaves you speechless every time and puts a big grin on the face of the vehicle’s passengers! Accompanied by an incredibly beefy V8 thunderstorm!
Painted in “Reef Turquoise”, this GTO is in absolutely perfect and dreamlike condition; no matter from which perspective it is viewed, whether from the outside, the inside, the engine compartment or the underbody. According to the Classic Data certificate, the full restoration dates back to 2011. The complete V8 engine was also extensively overhauled and fine-balanced this year by Eggenberger Motorenbau. The gearbox was also rebuilt on this occasion.
An exceptional Pontiac GTO waiting for its new owner or rather “tamer”!
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