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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Though this 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix for sale on didn’t originally come with a four-speed, a) it’s what the owner wanted, b) it’s probably what a good chunk of potential buyers would like as well, c) there’s probably plenty of automatic-equipped GPs left in the world, and d) GPs did come with four-speeds from the factory and this one was built using factory parts. Looks like a fun, needs-nothing, Saturday night bruiser. From the seller’s description:

Factory 421 4 bbl automatic car converted to 4 speed. Frame on restored 53000 mile car in very nice condition. Very correct restoration with a few tasteful upgrades that do not detract from the originality of the car. It has the original engine with a conversion to the Muncie 4 speed transmission with console and 3.42 posi rear. This is not a “make it work” conversion but was done with factory 1966 parts and appears as new. The correct long tail transmission and rear are from another 1966 Grand Prix, and the 3.42 posi has been correctly rebuilt to be trouble free. Transmission shifts well without gear whine or popping out of gear. The correct factory reverese light switch was installed and they work correctly. Options include tilt wheel, amfm radio with reverb, power antenna, remote mirror, 4 way flashers, and the iconic 8 lug wheels. Repainted in gold color a little bit brighter than the original Martinique Bronze, it has a brilliant look, more gold less brown. A new vinyl top was installed. Original seats were in very good condition, but the driver seat has wear and damaged piping. A new carpet was installed with a factory console. New dash wood inlays were installed. The suspension was rebuilt with gas shocks and a large Addco front sway bar. The car handles quite well on radial tires. New clutch and brakes as well as Pypes 2.5 inch x flow exhaust system with correct long branch manifolds were addded as well. The correct filter adapter was used. Muffflers are quiet at idle due to the x pipe, but when she opens up, it sounds as it should, without glasspack roar and no “flowmaster” resonance. It has an upgraded camshaft for a little more performance. It is fully deatiled under the hood and in the trunk, and the underside was repainted but not detailed to the highest level. Simply, I drive it so I didn’t spend the time to do that. The car was a nice original to start with very minor rust issues. It did have some minimal frame repair done, and to transmission crossmember was modified for the exhaust. The radio does not work, nor does the clock. There are some widened gaps on the front sheet metal to avoid hood damage when closing. The pot metal rocker trim has the usual pitting. The bumpers were rechromed and look real nice

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Bear Creek TWp, Pennsylvania
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