Filled with goodies, it features a 383 Stroker V8 crate motor that’s pumping out 435 horses, a dialed-in A/C interior, and a killer two-tone paint job. Tastefully modified, it’s a fast, fun street machine that’s as popular today (perhaps more so) than it was in 1966. If you drive what is arguably the best-looking car of the mid-60s, your intent isn’t to keep a low profile, so why not go with splashy two-tone paint?
Inside, the changes are a bit less pronounced, but it all works quite well in the vintage Pontiac cockpit. Stock bucket seats are covered in reproduction seat covers that look almost new, as do the door panels. Take a look in the door jambs and you’ll note that the two-tone treatment extends even there, indicative of a very thorough, careful painter at work.
The engine bay is nicely detailed and clean, but not over-done, so it adds to the low-profile look of the car, and power steering and upgraded shocks and a rear sway bar great improve the car’s handling. Underneath there’s a spirited TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeding a 10-bolt rear end with a fantastic soundtrack augmented by the custom Flowmaster H-pipe system. The underside is tidy, not detailed for show, but nice enough that you’ll never think twice about it, and those gorgeous 17-inch American Racing Torque Thrusts look exactly right.