When it comes to performance upgrades, few brands are as easily recognizable as Hurst. The company became famous for their trick shifters and performance upgrades in the mid ’60s. The seller of this 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Station Wagon claims this car was ordered by Hurst and has many early Hurst components on it. The seller is having medical problems and needs to move the car. Find it here on eBay with a BIN of $12,750 and the option to make an offer.
According to the seller, it was ordered and used by George Hurst and Bill Campbell before the two parted ways. When the two founders split, Mr. Campbell got this wagon and somehow the car made its way into storage. It was a very well optioned car and still has its Hurst shifter. They claim the shifter is either a prototype or a very early version of Hurst’s His/Her shifter. The interior looks original and solid, but there are a few tears in the seats. For a big family wagon, the interior looks surprisingly sporty.
To hurtle this big wagon down the road, Pontiac stuffed their 325 hp 389 V8 under the hood. This was the same engine found in the GTO, but without all the performance modifications. Sadly, this car came with the three speed slush box, but hopefully the Hurst shifter helps make it a bit more fun to drive. The seller claims the engine is running and that it still drives. We would be tempted to have this engine upgraded to GTO specification.
We aren’t sure if this car really is the one owned by Hurst, but the seller has lots of documentation that could prove it was. Either way it has plenty of rare Hurst parts that are worth quite a bit. It might just be us, but if Pontiac had ever built a GTO wagon, we imagine this is what it would have looked like. If you’ve dreamed of a GTO wagon this is probably as close as you’ll ever get. While it’s not as fast as a GTO, you couldn’t ever haul the whole family in a Goat like you can in this wagon. If this were your wagon, what would you do with it? Would you leave it as is, restore it, or modify it into your own GTO Wagon?