MARK F 1966 Pontiac GTO 2dr Hardtop Coupe

MY FIRST CAR I BOUGHT.

I SAW THIS 66 GTO WHERE I WORKED BACK IN 1977. IT WAS FOR SALE. I DID NOT HAVE THE 2000.00 AT THE TIME.THE CAR WAS OVER TEN YEARS OLD SO THE BANK WOULD NOT LOAN THE MONEY TO ME. I ASKED MY DAD AND HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT, YOU WOULD JUST KILL YOURSELF. WELL MY BEST FRIEND SAID HE WOULD CO SIGN FOR ME.HE HAD A 66 GTO ALSO AND KNEW HOW MUCH I WANTED IT.WE USE TO RACE EACH OTHER,IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. HE HAD TO SELL HIS FOR FINANCIAL REASONS. I KEPT MINE AND HAVE HAD IT NOW FOR 37 YEARS.I HAVE ENJOYED WORKING ON THE GTO ALL THESE YEARS.I CAN LOOK INSIDE THE CAR AND REMEMBER ALL THE GREAT TIMES I HAVE HAD. I HAD TWO 66 GTO'S AT ONE TIME.WE USE TO RACE THE MUNCIE 4 SPEED AGAINST THE 2 SPEED POWER GLIDE.THAT TWO SPEED WAS A FAST CAR.I USE TO ONLY BUY ONE LICENSE AND SWITCH THE PLATES BACK IN FORTH.THEY NEVER CAUGHT ON WHEN I GOT PULLED OVER.I SAID I WOULD KEEP THE CAR TILL I'M GONE AND SO FAR I HAVE.I HAVE NEARLY LOST THE CAR TWICE.ONCE WHEN I WAS HIT FROM BEHIND AT

55 MPH WHEN I WAS STOPPED.THAT DID SOME DAMAGE. FIXED ALL THAT. THE OTHER TIME I WAS COMING HOME AND A MASSIVE RAIN STORM HIT AND THE STREETS FLOODED VERY FAST.CARS WERE BANGING AROUND UNDER THE UNDERPASSES.I DECIDED TO PARK IT IN A GROCERY STORE LOT BECAUSE THERE WAS A CREEK NEXT TO THE STORE THAT I COULD NOT CROSS.I FORGOT THE DRIVE SLOPED DOWNWARDS.

THE WATER CAME UP TO THE TOP OF MY GRILLS.I FLOORED IT AND IT SOUNDED LIKE A BOAT IN THE WATER BUT IT DID NOT STOP AND I MADE IT TO A SAFE SPOT. IF IT HAD STOPPED I WOULD OF BEEN SWEPT DOWN THE FLOODED CREEK. ONE MORE TIME I WAS CRUISING DOWN THE DRAG WHEN I SPOTTED A COP. THIS 68 CHEVELLE PULLED UP AND WANTED TO RACE.I ACTED LIKE I WAS GOING TO GET IT AND THE CHEVELLE TOOK OFF AND HIT REVERSE AND HIS CAR JUMPED IN FRONT OF MINE.GOOD THING I SAW THE COP OR MY CAR WOULD OF BEEN TOTALED. THE COP ASKED IF THESE GUYS WERE SCREWING WITH ME. HE PULLED THEM OVER.

ALL MY FRIENDS LIKED FOR ME TO DRIVE BECAUSE IT WAS A COOL CAR.I TOOK THE HOOD OFF ONE NIGHT AND DROVE DOWN TO THE CAR SHOW AND PARKED OUT FRONT.THE 3 TRI POWER WAS SHINING.

GOT LOTS LOOK'S AND COMPLEMENTS.I GUESS IT IS SOMEWHAT OF A MIRACLE THAT MY CAR IS STILL HERE.I HAVE NEVER LET A GIRL DRIVE MY CAR.I GOT MARRIED AND MY WIFE WANTED TO DRIVE IT .SO

ON NEW YEARS DAY I TOOK HER TO A CHURCH PARKING LOT AND LET HER PEEL OUT A FEW TIMES. SHE LOVES MY CAR AS MUCH AS I DO.IT WILL BE MY WIFE'S SOMEDAY.EACH OF MY THREE GIRLS THINKS THEY ARE GETTING IT,HOW DO YOU TELL THEM NO.WELL I COULD GO ON AND ON WITH THE STORIES.

ALL I CAN SAY IS I LOVE MY 66 GTO AND HOW APPROPRIATELY TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT ON VALENTINES DAY.

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