distinctive feature of the '66 Grand Prix was its special taillight panel. It featured
horizontal chrome trim ribs, blacked out in between to give the impression of full-width
taillights. The panel actually disguised a pair of conventional taillights which were
located at both ends.
the veneer ("real walnut") covered dashboard of the Grand Prix. It hosted a full
array of clocks, buttons and dials.
An extensive list of luxury items came as standard: an adjustable steering wheel with seven positions, bucket seats, rear-window heater, an illuminated ashtray, an illuminated lighter, front-screen washer, radio with second speaker in the rear compartment, remote-controlled antenna, an in four directions adjustable power seat on the drivers side, power windows, an illuminated boot, etc, etc. Many of these things look pretty normal now, but at the time this was pretty abundant, certainly compared to the usually sparingly trimmed European cars of the same era.
Somehow things haven't really changed over the years. Even at its peak
Pontiac didn't have a chance on the European market, and now, more than 3 decades later,
the US products of General Motors are almost non-existent on the European market. Pontiac
only sold a small number of 1966 Tempest and Le Mans models in Europe and very few
full-size models, which made the effort inefficient for a manufacturer used to sell its
cars by the 100,000.
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