The data plate reads as follows
66-24217 this translates to a 1966 GTO 2 dr hardtop (73,755 produced)
PONT the vehicle was assembled in Pontiac Michigan (home plant)
223-B Black Morrokide (Vinyl) bucket seat interior
K-2 Reef Turquoise Met. Paint code with a black pin stripe
06B1 2nd week of June production
W 2GR 3N Tinted glass, Console, rear speaker, Roof Rail Reading lamps
5Y Custom front seat belts
Power Train Codes
Engine WT 335 HP 389 engine with 4bbl and Manual Trans, correct 093 heads, with correct 66 Tri-Power (with correct carburetors) and Ram Air added. The casting date of the block is F36 June 3rd 1966
Trans P0606 This is an M-20 wide ratio Muncie 4-SPD, P- produced in Muncie Indiana, 06 – June, 06 – sixth day
Rear End YH factory correct 10 bolt with an optional Posi unit with 3:55 gears, it should be noted this is the standard rear axle for a manual transmission GTO. E-26-6 (May 26 66) casting date
This car has some nice options power steering, 4-speed with Hurst shifter and console, tinted wind shield, rally gauges, wood steering wheel, lamp group with rear reading lights (very rare option), deluxe seat belts front and rear, AM radio, rear speaker, door edge guards and posi traction rear. The following options were added later, correct 1966 Tri-Power with Ram Air pan and open hood scoop, Rally I wheels and redline tires.
Body and Paint Review
The sheet metal on this car was in excellent condition, no signs of any rust repair ever being done, the paint and body work was very straight, the original appearing Reef Turquoise paint was laid down and looked like excellent original paint. All of the trim was polished, the black vinyl top was perfect, it had the correct single painted black pinstripe. The chrome bumpers were like a factory original car would have. Original T3 headlights, nice front grills (the 1966 GTO was one of the first cars to have plastic injected grills) the covered tail lights were in excellent condition. All of the glass was clear (W/S tinted) and in good working order. Even had the correct antenna mast. The door, hood, and trunk gaps all looked slightly better than factory 1966.
Tires and Wheels
The PHS shows this car was delivered with standard white wall tires and beanie hub caps, it has been upgraded to the correct 66 Rally I wheels with black center and correct lug nuts, and aftermarket Coker red line tires.
The correct optional Rally gauges showed 76,255 miles and looked perfect in the last year the GTO would have a wood veneer IP, the plastic/wood steering wheel was a nice addition and freshly restored with no signs of wear. All of the trim was correct and in excellent condition, even the rear-view mirror showed no signs of wear, probably an NOS unit at the time of the restoration, seat covers were new repo, nice black headliner and carpet, non-original floor mats, deluxe seat belts, AM radio with rear speaker, Hurst shifter with a black ball and nice factory console. The car does have the original protecto plate.
Engine Compartment Review
The under hood appearance is factory correct, with the correct semi-gloss black inner fenders, bottom of the hood and core support. The WT engine is correctly painted metallic blue, everything appears factory correct, single master cylinder, declutching fan with correct TS code 4 core Harrison radiator, repo R59 Delco battery, all wiring clean factory correct, correct radiator cap and warning decal. The correct factory 1966 Tri-Power was added as was the reproduction Ram Air pan and open hood scoop, even has the correct white AC Delco oil filter.
The trunk has no signs of any sheet metal repair, even under the tulip panel is clean with no signs of surface rust, which is a big deal on 66/67 GTOs because of the flying buttress Design that allows water to collect behind the rear glass. The speckle paint is factory correct, the aftermarket floor matt and tire cover are period correct. The spare is a reproduction of an original 7.74X14 Firestone white wall tire. All of the jack parts are present and in good operating condition. The bottom of the deck lid shows no signs of any surface rust on the inside, correct decal is present, all wiring and tail lamp backs are correct appearing.
The body and frame were separated at the time of the restoration with new mounts. All of the bushings were like new, brake and fuel lines as new, all front suspension as new (all painted black) engine painted correct blue silver metallic, bell housing and trans painted silver. Nice aftermarket stainless steel exhaust. No signs of any rust repair in the floor and trunk sheet metal. Everything was factory correct and in good working order.