The 1966 Pontiac GTO
What is the most popular muscle car of all time that goes zero
to sixty in 6.5 seconds flat?
The answer is, the 1966 Pontiac GTO which is a choice muscle
car. In fact, when it was released, it quickly became the best
selling muscle car of all time. With the '66 GTO, Pontiac truly
created a new masterpiece that has remained in high demand
amongst muscle car enthusiasts for nearly four decades.
The '66 GTO has incredible features. Most notable are the
unique headlights and the exceptional contours throughout the
body that are the true definition of the term sleek. Of course,
being a muscle car, the '66 Pontiac GTO came in a variety of
colors and styles when it was produced including the sports
coupe model, the hardtop coupe and the convertible.
If you are shopping for a '66 Pontiac GTO muscle car, it is
probably useful for you to know that the hardtop coupes are the
most common, followed by the convertibles. Comparably, there
were a lot fewer sports coupe models made, so they are by far
1966 Pontiac GTO
Pontiac's GTO line gained popularity with the release of their
1964 model with its racy style, its powerful V8 engine, and its
dual exhaust system. Though it had phony hood scoops, it was
definitely a muscle car with an attitude. The '66 model had a
lot of the same features as the '64, but being the second body
style for Pontiac's GTO line, it redefined style with pizzazz.
The '66 GTO most commonly has a four-barrel 389 engine, but
there was also a tri-power option. After its release, Pontiac
added an XS Ram Air package to the tri-power engine giving it a
hotter cam and greater power - close to 380 hp - truly ideal for
a muscle car. The XS Ram Air package upgrade included the cam and stiffer valve springs along with an accessory pack that
enabled the decorative hood scoop to be converted into a
functional cold-air induction system. There are very few 1966
Pontiac GTOs that have the XS Ram Air setup, so they are
definitely unique muscle cars for a muscle car collector.
In regard to muscle cars, there are many that are strongly
desired by muscle car enthusiasts. The 1966 Pontiac GTO just
happens to be a favorite for many. Style, performance and
originality are among the traits that make the 1966 Pontiac GTO
one of the hottest muscle cars around.
About The Author: Jason Tarasi is a muscle car enthusiast who
runs the Muscle Car Monster Website, where members can buy and
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