Frame Off Restored GTO Hardtop 389 Tri-Power 4-speed PHS Documented. Locating a low-mileage, original sheetmetal muscle car is a restorers dream. That car being a 59,000 mile 66 GTO with factory Tri-Power, four speed transmission and, an exciting color combo is a Ponitac collectors dream. And what we have for sale is just that! A dream come true! With only 3 owners since new, and in the hands of the 2nd owner for 53 years, the history of this GTO Tri-Power is well known. The original owner enjoyed the car for the first 2 years before handing it over to its long term steward in 1968. The car lived much of its life in the dry climate of Utah and was used sparingly racking up the 59,000 miles still shown on the odometer today. Fast forwarding to 2021, the handsome goat remained in running condition, albeit showing its age and time spent under the desert sun. The last active registration from 1982 still affixed to the windshield. A restorer from North Carolina located the car and took on the task of bringing it back to its former glory. The originality and authenticity of the car was certainly recognized and during the 2 year restoration, every effort was made to retain and restore as many original parts as possible. Frame off restored and PHS documented, this high performance 1966 GTO makes a fine addition to any collection and is sure to turn heads on the street. Engine Muscle The GTO is known for its powerful engines. In 1966, the GTO could be equipped with several engine options, including a 389 cubic-inch V8 engine. This nicely restored GOAT has the Tri-Power setup, featuring three two-barrel carburetors, that adds to the cars performance and overall appeal. Impressive Performance for 1966 1966 GTO is a high-performance machine, and it played a significant role in popularizing the muscle car culture. It is capable of impressive acceleration and speed, making it a favorite among car enthusiasts. Transmission With 4 Speeds The manual transmissions, especially the 4-speed like the one we have here, were popular among those seeking a more engaging driving experience. Changing gears is done via a floor mounted chrome Hurst shifter. Interior and Features The interior of the 1966 GTO was designed with a sporty and functional layout. It features bucket seats, along with a driver-oriented instrument panel. The interior of this impeccable example has been restored with original interior parts retained and restored where possible. Popularity and Legacy The 1966 Pontiac GTO is often regarded as one of the most iconic and desirable models in the GTO lineup. Its success contributed to the ongoing popularity of the GTO series and the muscle car genre. Collectors Item Due to its historical significance and classic muscle car appeal, the 1966 Pontiac GTO has become a sought-after collectors item. Well-maintained and restored examples like this one command high attention in the collector car market. The Pontiac GTO from 1966 is a classic representation of the American muscle car era, and its design, performance, and cultural impact have left a legacy in automotive history.