Long Beach, California
1966 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
Head to Head
About “Justa 66”
This is my 66 GTO resto from racecar project. Original owners son had the car and wouldn't know a socket wrench from a hammer. He showed me pic's of his Dad with the front wheels waaay up in the air. Thumpin 396 ...This thing hooks! Ended up in the sons yard N sunk in the mudd. Before loading it on the trailer he wanted the dryrotted slicks and skinney's. He gave a set of 14in rims that I had to put tires on to move it, and a bunch of other stuff. OMG It was the alot of original interior, Some the chrome trim off the car, seats, and boxes of misc parts!
After gettin it home, like any gearhead spent a couple O days gettin the THUMPIN 396 to fire up. The front end was sooo trashed the only time I've driven the car was 2 houses down to the end of the street. Where I almost nailed the stop sign when the only working brake locked up on the front pass side. Rebuilt the entire frontend and upgraded to drilled/slotted disk brake system. Being a Pontiac purest, I still can't believe I found a running, in the showcar, 421 SD tripower motor. Gbye Chevy. But after pullin the motor confirmed a couple of major frame issues. Torque twist, bending the dr side front up. Have waited all summer to get it in to the frame shop when the owner had some time to work/measure by hand. Somethin tells me this is gonna cost! YEP I had to replace the frame, then transfer the all new suspension pieces from the ol frame. Front to rear. Floorpans/braces/all suspension on/body is back on the frame...Til rust do ya part! 4-23 Engines in, headers slide right into place! No clearance issues. Flowmaster CHALLENGE 50 Delta's (Thankz everyone) Got my 1st ride Aug 16th! Lot of small things to weed out and upgrade.
Now this picturce does do this car justice. None of those pics the dealer took where any good proper lighting is the most improtant thing
Specs for “Justa 66”
GOT my Pontiac 350 trans!!! Does have a 12bolt posi...4:11 rearend and period correct ladder bar setup.
Specs for “red”
Unrestored 2 OWNER! 1964 Grand Prix 389ci MATCHING NUMBERS!! auto trans, orig interior, orig window sticker, invoice,protecto-plate POP and sales jacket, this car was not bought new from a Pontiac dealer it was bought new directly from Pontiac in Michigan through the factory retail sales showroom!! There is a interesting story here so read on!!
Bought new on July 7th 1964 by Mr Aurther E. Stoller of Bellevue Washington while on vacation in Michigan over the 4th of July holiday that year, Car was then driven to the west coast at the end of there vaction from where it has remained all these years. Mr Stoller relocated down to Califorina in the late 60's and the car remained here is Southern Calif its entire life. SOLID ORIG FLOORS, CLEAN AND DRY!! original interior, carpet headliner etc and show well for a car of this age. Car recieved one repaint in the 80's and shows outstandingly well. Original color of Grenadeer red which is quite rare for a Grand Prix I have only seen 2 others myself in the past 40yrs. Car has been serviced and detailed, new tires, rebuilt Hydra-Matic transmission, new mufflers, all orig chrome and trim, it drives like new. with its odd history it make this one rare indian!!
Picking up where the Pontiac Ventura model left off, the Grand Prix first appeared in the Pontiac line for 1962. It was essentially a standard Pontiac Catalina coupe with minimal outside chrome trim and a sportier interior (bucket seats and a center console. The performance-minded John De Lorean, head of Advanced Engineering at Pontiac, contributed greatly to the development of both the Grand Prix and the GTO. Early models had full access to the Pontiac performance option list, including the factory-race Super Duty 421 powertrain installed in a handful of 1962 and 1963 cars.
Factory Options for “Justa 66”
The car was original 4spd, 389 single carb. No A/C, bucket seats, factory gauge cluster, tach in dash. Ok to save weight they cut out every inch of wiring in the car! Wire for wire have replaced all lighting N turn sig's. building my own harness. Dash wiring is now complete.
Factory Options for “red”
the grand ptix was basically a catalna cope devoid of any ectra chrome. bucket seats floor shift console vacum mounted gauge full deluxe wheel covers where standard on the grand prix. this car has PS PB am radio automatic trans vacum remote trunk release and best of all limted slip.............sold going to land down under
Mods for “Justa 66”
Complete new front suspension, tie rods ect, disk brake upgrade. 421 HAS taken its rightful spot between the framerails., New Craigers 14in F 15in R with Sticky Mickeys on all 4 corners. New floorpans/braces, body mounts, new body mount perches, replaced one grill and both turnsig's in front, All new rocker/wheelwell chrome. Old stuff didn't survive storage well. Even found a factory AM radio to fill the hole in dash. Only took 4yrs to find or build every part to complete the car. Seats reupolstered will be the next $$ spent.
Mods for “red”
had to have the dash repaired and replaced rear parcel shelf they where toast and ugly. put some new tires,shocks,ac delco plugs...........
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