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66 Configuration/Options Questions

Howdy All,

Still taking my time trying to get smart before I buy a 66. As I look around, I start wondering about some of the claims/options I see on 66s up for sale. Wondering if you all could shed a littlel light:

1. Head rests on front buckets. I see a few cars with them but they don't look right to me. Were these truly an option?

2. Factory tachs. I've noticed a few with these as well, legit?

3. Center console. Some cars have them some don't. Is there a correlation between "coupes" and "hardtops"? Plainly asked, did all 66s have center consoles?

4. What was the difference between a coupe and a hardtop?

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1) I've herd of them, never seen them.

2) yes you could get a factory tach.

3) you could order with or without a console.

4) Coupe has a pillar or post at the door, the hardtop is totally open at the side windows. I have a hardtop. \l/
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Thanks Rukee!

Much appreciation, getting anxious to get a car, hopefully by next Spring. Just getting smart before I spend. This forum is a gold mine.

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1. Head rests on front buckets. I see a few cars with them but they don't look right to me. Were these truly an option?

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2. Factory tachs. I've noticed a few with these as well, legit?

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3. Center console.

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I've seen a few high back '66's over the years. All of those also had a fully reclining passenger seat. Neat option. All of the '66's I've owned had a tach, (I've had 3) and with the tach, it's a "rally cluster". A center console was an option with both stickshift and automatic. Most seem to have consoles, except automatic cars with the gear selector on the column. My first GTO, and first car ever, was a Platinum silver '66 4 speed hardtop with a black interior. While I currently don't own one, I've always had a soft spot for the '66. As a side note, more '66 GTO's were produced than any other year: somewhere over 96,000 cars.

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the coupe has a pillar at the front of the rear side windows, and a full frame around the door windows. They are more rare than a hardtop, however they usually bring a lower price. The more i see them, the more I like them.....Take your time and find what you want.



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Thanks all for the comebacks and expertise. I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions when I get closer to pulling the trigger.

Currently, I check ebay, auto trader, old cars online and one or two other sites just about daily. Trying to get a feel for the market, etc.

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Rick,

I've had good luck with Craig's list, here is a City listing for Texas, I go to the main page or Cars/Trucks and search for "GTO".

craigslist: texas classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events

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