As a long time Hagerty customer how cool and what an honor it is to be checking my email, open up this article and see my '66 GTO from the movie “Knight and Day” up there! I’ve had it for about 17 years now and will never sell it, my son (5 years old now) will carry on it’s ownership at some point - he’s into “cool old cars”, so that’s the plan! It is indeed a restored tri-power 4 speed car in its original colors, options, etc…I appreciate the original driving experience over anything else (yeah, some say I’m crazy), so I’ve kept it in 100% original form, i.e, bias plys, am radio, drum brakes, single master, etc… Being involved with the movie was definitely a memorable experience and I was adamant from the get-go about being on the set, moving it for set-up shots, turning any wrenches, etc…as I’d heard many horror stories of abused “movie” cars. The only exception was when Cameron Diaz drove away in it on the beach. All of the other scenes utilized a real-deal GTO, but it was in very rough shape (we’re talking plywood bench seat and no real interior for example…) and not treated well at all. I actually decoded that car as best as possible off the data plate and toyed with the idea of trying to purchase it from the studio to save it, but it never happened. Hopefully it went on to a better owner after the movie. My GTO gets driven quite a bit (though not as much as I’d like), including a solo week long camping trip to the Eastern Sierra via highway 395. That same trip I also made a side trip to Death Valley on a 124 degree day (late July) without issue. I took along plenty of tools and spare parts just in case, but had absolutely no issues. There’s something about rolling along on old two-lane blacktop on bias-plys with nobody else around in a beautiful setting that is just magical…life is simple again as least for awhile!