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1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix still wore fender skirts and was also the last year for the popular tri-power option.

1966 Pontiac Grand Prix

The Grand Prix was slightly restyled for 1966 with a wire mesh "eggcrate" grille and rectangular parking lamps. The Grand Prix's taillight panel featured chrome trim ribs, blacked out in between to give the impression of full-width taillights. '66 still wore the fender skirts and was also the last year for the tri-power.

 

 

 

 

1966 Pontiac Grand PrixProduction Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Grand Prix Series 266
266 57 2d Hardtop Coupe - 5P $3,492 4,015 lbs 36,757
  • 917 had Synchromesh
  • 35,840 had Hydra-Matic

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Grand Prix 121 in 214.8 in 63 in 64 in 8.25 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the left front hinge pillar. Fisher body on cowl tells style number, body number, trim code, paint code, and other data.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
2 = Pontiac
Second & Third Symbol - Series
33 = Standard Tempest & Station Wagon w/o wood grain 52 = Catalina & Ventura
35 = Custom Tempest & Station Wagon w/o wood grain 54 = 2 + 2
37 = LeMans 56 = Star Chief
39 = Safari Station Wagon w/ wood grain 62 = Bonneville
52 = Catalina & Ventura 66 = Grand Prix
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
07 = two-door sedan 45 = station wagon three seat
11 = two-door sedan 57 = two-door hardtop
17 = two-door hardtop 67 = convertible
35 = station wagon two seat 69 = four-door sedan
37 = two-door hardtop 87 = two-door hardtop
39 = four-door hardtop  
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
6 = 1966
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(C) Southgate, California (R) Arlington, Texas
(D) Doraville, Georgia (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(E) Linden, New Jersey (V) Bloomfield, Illinios
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (X) Kansas City, Kansas
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Starlight Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

N - Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 4624LH
Dulux® Code - 181-97213M
B - Blue Charcoal
Lucite® Code - 4622L
Dulux® Code - 181-97211
P - Carrier Blue
Lucite® Code - 4760L
Dulux® Code - 181-98106

C - Cameo Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

R - Montero Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97540H

D - Fontaine Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L
Dulux® Code - 181-97219

T - Martinique Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4706L
Dulux® Code - 181-97591

E - Nightwatch Blue
Lucite® Code - 4631L
Dulux® Code - 181-97220

V - Mission Beige
Lucite® Code - 4401L
Dulux® Code - 93-96261

H - Palmetto Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L
Dulux® Code - 181-97223

W - Platinum
Lucite® Code - 4708L
Dulux® Code - 181-97593

K - Reef Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L
Dulux® Code - 181-97217

Y - Candelite Cream
Lucite® Code - 4709L
Dulux® Code - 93-9794

L - Marina Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4703L
Dulux® Code - 181-97561H

 

NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination VC on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Mission Beige and the roof area in Cameo Ivory.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Parchment
Lucite® Code - 9000L (semi-gloss)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L (semi-gloss)

Medium Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9274L (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9273LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9287LH (flat)
Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9288LH (flat)
Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L (semi-gloss)
Medium Slate
Lucite® Code - 9269LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9268LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9284LH (flat)

Dark Slate Gray
Lucite® Code - 9285LH (flat)

Red
Lucite® Code - 9183LM (semi-gloss)

Gunmetal
Lucite® Code - 4622L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9191LH (flat)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9181LM (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)
Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L (Semi-gloss)
Plum
Lucite® Code - 9179LM (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9200LM (flat)
Midnight Green
Lucite® Code - 4634L (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 2 oz. DuPont #4528S flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Turquoise = 389 - 256

Gray - Black = 389 - 259

1966 Pontiac Owner's Manual


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