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1965 Pontiac

GTO Convertible 4-Speed

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1965 Pontiac

GTO Convertible 4-Speed

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The Pontiac GTO is often credited as being the very first muscle-car. This reportedly numbers-matching example has received a refurbishment that included a respray in Rouge Ferrari, re-trim of the interior in factory red, and a rebuild of the factory optioned 389ci V8 engine — with fewer than 400 post-refurbishment miles. Other desirable factory options include a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering, rally gauge cluster and tachometer, and chrome engine covers. Some choice upgrades such as a retro-style Kenwood stereo and dual 3-inch exhausts further enhance this already-stunning automobile. This GTO is ready to roar for the next owner for many years to come.

Vehicle Information

LocationMilltown, New Jersey 08850
VIN / Chassis237675P261028
Mileage84,200 Miles
Engine389ci V8
Transmission4-Speed Manual
DrivetrainRWD
Exterior ColorRouge Ferrari
Interior ColorRed
Title StatusClean (New Jersey)
Loan StatusNo loan

Seller Information

Vehicle History & Overview

This reportedly numbers-matching GTO has reportedly had less than 400 miles added after a refurbishment that included a respray in the Rouge Ferrari, re-trim of the interior in factory red, and a rebuild of the factory optioned 389ci V8 engine. Desirable factory options include a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering, rally gauge cluster and tachometer, and chrome engine covers. Upgrades include a retro-style Kenwood stereo, all-aluminum radiator, Cragar Super Sport wheels, and dual 3-inch exhausts further enhance this already-beautiful automobile.

The Pontiac GTO project was spearheaded by Bill Collins, Russ Gee, and John DeLorean, and many feel it launched the muscle-car genre. Thanks to a loophole in GM’s internal structure, the Pontiac team were able to shove the 389ci big-block V8 engine into the smaller chassis and a legend was born. For 1964 and 1965, the Pontiac Tempest was available with the GTO option package, as seen on this example. Starting in 1966 the GTO became a stand-alone model. Five generations of GTO exist, with production ending in 2006 and the Pontiac brand itself being closed-down in late 2010.

Factory Equipment

Below is a list of options, per the images of the factory order sheets and Pontiac Historical Society documents, as seen in the gallery below and the main gallery:

  • GTO option package

    • 389ci V8 engine

    • optional 4-speed Synchromesh transmission

    • Sports type springs and shocks

    • Special 7-blade fan and fan clutch

    • Chrome air cleaner cover

    • Chrome rocker arm covers

  • Windshield washer and dual speed wipers

  • Lamps - back up

  • Power steering

  • Rally gauge cluster and tachometer

Modifications

  • Chrome Cragar Super Sport wheels

  • Kenwood digital AM/FM audio unit and matching speakers

  • Auxiliary under-dash gauges

  • Hurst competition plus shifter

  • 4-into-1 long-tube headers

  • 3-inch stainless steel exhaust system (dual outlet)

  • All aluminum radiator

  • 3.08:1 final gear ratio with open differential

  • Front disc-brake conversion

  • Schumacher under-hood battery tender

Servicing & Documentation

Per the seller, service records under his ownership along with records from the refurbishment performed under the prior owner are provided. Images of the records folder are shown in the gallery below along with a receipt for recent service performed.

  • September 2021 - 84,127 Miles

    • Lube/oil/filter service

    • Replace driver side front brake caliper assembly

    • Bleed brake system

Imperfections

The following imperfections are noted and images are shown in the gallery below and the main gallery.

  • Several exterior paint-chips are visible

  • Scratches under GTO badge on passenger rear 1/4 panel

  • Corrosion on inside of passenger door

Included Items

  • Service records since 2017

  • Pontiac Historical Society build documentation

  • Refurbishment documentation

  • Multiple keys

  • 1965 Pontiac Tempest Shop Manual

  • Factory radio

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