GTP Cool Wall: 1966-1967 Pontiac GTO

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1966-1967 Pontiac GTO


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777
United States
United States
Poll 1289: 1966-1967 Pontiac GTO nominated by Snikle
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Body style
: 2dr coupe, 2dr convertible
Engine: 6.4L V8 (1966), 6.6L V8 (1967)
Power: 265-360 hp
Torque: 397-441 lb-ft
Weight: 1610 kg
Transmission: 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, 2-speed auto, 3-speed auto
Drivetrain: FR
Country: USA
Additional Info: The GTO was previously (1964-65) a sub-model of the Pontiac Tempest, and became its own model in 1966 - Somehow it has never been nominated on here, although the Tempest GTO has - Available as a pillard coupe, pillarless hardtop, or convertible - 97k sold in 1966, 82k in 1967.
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777
United States
United States
This is something that tripped me up when I first noticed it had never been polled here before. How has the classic GTO never been done, in almost 1300 polls? (The '68-'71 has never been done either) Anyone who thinks everything substantive has been polled already and we're stuck talking only about no-name cars here is clearly mistaken.

As for the car itself, easy SZ. It's probably my favorite muscle car. My Granddad used to own one, although it was sadly before I was born.
 
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2,611
North Korea
Best Korea
Gets namedropped in my favorite Ramones song, so auto-SZ.

Also the whole mid-60's MURICA in a nutshell thing it has going on.
 
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Fastcarguy

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CreamyNute11a
I accidentally voted cool when i meant sub zero. Anyway, these things are awesone. Maybe Im a little biased because my dad just bought one. Easily in my top 5 favorites, and maybe even number one for me.
 
777
United States
United States
I accidentally voted cool when i meant sub zero.

Thanks for telling me, I'll make a note of that for when I calculate the results. (Although the fact that all 3 times something like this has happened under my watch have been on cars that I've nominated is starting to feel odd)

That's awesome about your dad too!
 
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244
New Zealand
New Zealand
Generally speaking, muscle cars are too 'shouty' to be cool. This one is a bit better but still not great. Meh.
 
1,100
Russian Federation
Far North.
Back in the day when I wasn't properly educated in the world of muscle cars, though Challenger is sub-zero, until found out about this hot coupe. Since then I love this car. Was so happy to drive '65 in ProStreet!

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JohnBM01

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Sub-Zero. This muscle car is the car definition of "awesome" and "sublime." It has more than a "cool factor." The one in the opening post looks sweet! I love the royal blue color and the clean chrome accents.