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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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How rare is a numbers matching car?

My mom bought a 66 gto new in april of 66 and we have had it ever since. Its a number 2 car thats been in the same heated garage since new. I guess what im asking is how rare is it that i still have my moms number matching garage kept 66 ?
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I would say more rare than numbers matching is that your family is the original owner...how 'bout some pics???...
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My mom bought a 66 gto new in april of 66 and we have had it ever since. Its a number 2 car thats been in the same heated garage since new. I guess what im asking is how rare is it that i still have my moms number matching garage kept 66 ?

Another point to consider -- if the car is basically a "survivor" that has not had a lot of restoration work done to it, and its in good shape, might also make it more rare. Good luck and be nice to your Mom.

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Right, #'s matching is not as rare as a 1 owner car. Both together = WIN!!
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My mom went to the pontiac dealer in 66 to buy a station wagon but they had a candle light cream " pale yellow" gto on the showroom floor, after she saw it she told my dad I want that car or nothing , he said what the hell are you going to do with that. She said if i dont get that yellow car i want to go home and i dont want anything; so he bought it. She drove it for 8 years , then one day the battery died and their it sat in our heated garage till 1988, when i said i want to drive it, so we changed the battery and tuned it up. I drove it for 6 months then put it back away till now. The only things ever done were a rebuild of the original motor and repainted it factory candle light cream. Its pretty close to showroom new thanks to a heated garage all these years. My mom passed in 99 so now the car is in my name , so its not a one owner anymore. Evertime i ever think about selling it my friends say im crazy, that i will never be able to get an original car like that again and that the gto is family. Which is true because the gto was in my garage before i was ever here " Im 39 " . Anyway thanks for listining to me ramble. Rob
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F-Rice, it's still an "original family" car, basically one owner in my book. The fact that it's a '66GTO and the fact it's been in your garage since day one would make it priceless to me, if I were in your shoes. $$$$$ cant' replace sentiment and memories. Consider long and hard before you think of selling it. (and if you DO want to sell it, tell us first!!)
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my dad bought his new in 66. my parents went on their honeymoon to niagra falls and when i was born in 1970 he picked me up from the hospital in her. his parents loaned him the additional money needed for the $2800 purchase. now after sitting in his garage since 1981, and his passing in 2007, i'm in the middle of a frame off resto which is going pretty nicely. your car sounds awesome. i wouldnt sell such an irreplaceable car, i think you might regret it. i cant wait to drive dads again. if you can put up some pics we would love to see her. good luck.
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very very very rare - if you can keep it, do- you will regret selling it because you can NEVER replace it- how many miles? if she only drove it 4 8years then it is probably low- sounds like a vehicle you should keep in your family
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I just put up two pictures under my photos, but when i look it says images pending . I think they should be up soon.
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