1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase Hardtop Vehicle Profile

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

1966 Pontiac GTO Altered Wheelbase photograph

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This car, the Gray Ghost, was 1 of 6 funny cars built in the winter of 1965-66 by R&B Automotive and Fiberglass LTD, (the only one that was a Pontiac) for Larry Swiatek. This particular body although undocumented is most likely the very first Pontiac Fiberglass Limited and is believed to predate Arnie Beswick's car by a matter of months. The car was featured in Popular customs 'Wild Wild World of Funny cars' magazine around Nov/Dec 1966 although the photos taken in the article were when the car was fresh out of the paint shop early spring 1966. The article claims the car was only 16001 lbs curb weight. (Arnie Beswick's 1966 GTO funny car was over 2,200 lbs) Arnie's car used a stock OTO frame with the front sliced off for a Logghe tube front axle setup and stock rear wheel location. The Gray Ghost was an altered wheelbase chrome moly tube chassis car powered by a 421 cubic-inch Pontiac Super Duty engine with Hilborn injection, both rear and front wheels moved 9 inches forward.

Larry Swiatek raced the car in the Midwest UDRA injected funny car circuit where it was very competitive running consistently in the low 9.0's high 8's until the very end of the season in 1967, he then sold the car to a neighbor down the block from his dad's shop who had big plans for the car but eventually sold it to a local racer named Henry Brown, who repainted it, renamed it 'Assasin' (it's the same paint job as it wears today).

Henry Brown raced it till sometime in 1970-71, pulled the engine, and then parked the car in his garage, it sat there untouched until 1995/1996. The space was needed, he pushed it out into the backyard where it sat for 5 years. A friend purchased it in early 2001, and since then it has changed hands on several occasions until being acquired by its current caretakers in August of 2016.

The car had not been raced or updated since 1970 - 1971.

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Chassis information for the Pontiac GTO1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 242176P328423
Engine Num: WT653379


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