Some cars we are lucky enough to work on are a true labor of love. This is one. The customer has dreamed of owning a 1966 Pontiac GTO since high school. He bought this car around 5 years ago from Arizona. That's important as it's a great place to find rust-free cars. Originally, he just brought it in for a paint job, one thing we’re well known for. However, once he learned that we do great paint and much more, we started working hand in hand to create his ideal GTO.
We’re happy to say that the car has been delivered back home, and he is very, very happy. We completed an extensive amount of custom and restoration work on this iconic muscle car. We started with a stock GTO that had a custom engine already installed. To that, we worked on everything from complete body and paint, to electric, interior and much, much more.
For metalwork, we created a completely custom engine bay to go along with the monster of an engine. A new firewall, inner fenders and radiator surround were mated perfectly to existing front clip. We then worked tucking the bumpers into the body for a smooth custom look. We also changed the bumpers from bulky stock to tidy custom. The antenna was also tucked/hidden to smooth the body lines.
Extensive bodywork, primer and a custom paint choice with plenty of flake was next. To see this car in the bright Colorado sunshine is a treat. Chrome and trim were restored to better than factory original condition and installed.
Inside, the appearance is quite stock. Nice add-ons include VintageAir air conditioning, a bone stock appearing stereo that rocks the block. Further additions are an electronic rear view mirror with GPS and back up camera as well as an ashtray that now holds an electronic gated exaust system that unleashes the primal sound of the massive engine. That stealth bonus area also holds an auxiliary stereo input and amplifier controls. Other fun features include push-button starter.
An upgraded suspension is also included, along with Wilwood disc brakes with electric powered assist.
In the trunk, we fitted a full custom surround and carpet, including the GTO and Pontiac arrow for decoration. The trunk also holds everything from the washer fluid to the battery and the array of electronic goodies.
This amazing custom GTO is a great example of all the craftsmanship that our shop does - restoration, metal, paint, interior, mechanical, electronics and all the other items that make a car truly one of a kind. To talk to our crew about working on your car, call 303-761-1245 or email email@example.com.