Among the top automakers, General Motors holds a rich legacy for producing some of the most iconic cars. A legacy that stretches far back to its establishment in the early 1900s. As a merged corporation, General Motors handles the works of popular cars. These are cars bearing the Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac badges. It’s also in charge of what was called Oakland, a brand that later became “Pontiac.” As far as we know, the Pontiac nameplate has is visible on robust muscle cars. One of the hottest muscle cars of the 1960s was the Pontiac GTO.
Pontiac GTO models became popular for their unique appearance and great power. And thanks to GM’s great advertising, sales only got higher. Hundreds of thousands of units made their way across the country in a stretch. The Pontiac GTO soon became the pop culture of the 1960s and a fashionable choice among young adults in the United States. The momentum of the 1966 GTO went on, and on. It later inspired a new GTO lineup for the next model year, and so on, until it was discontinued. Still, 1966 remains the best year of the Pontiac GTO.