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Another thing to consider, the number on the trim tag in front of BDY, notes your GTO is the 8504th '66 Pontiac A body 2 door hardtop body built (not completed car) out of the Pontiac assembly plant for the '66 model. The other preceding 8500+ 2 door hardtops were mixed between previous body builds of Tempests, LeMans, and GTO 2 hardtops. However the preceding VIN numbers also included Pontiac A -body converts, 2 door posts, 4door sedans and 4 door hardtops, and even A-body stationwagons. I'm not sure if Pontiac B series were included or not, that would really add a ton of production..
5 years later, for '71 models, do know Pontiac GrandPrixs contributed to the "running sequencial VIN number, at least at the Lakewood plant. A GTO VIN of 242371A120000, could easily have easily been followed by a GrandPrix VIN of 276571A120001, then a T-37, then a LeMans...