Is the GTO the ultimate muscle car? Fast, stylish, and universally appreciated, it's the car we would all like to own. This 1965 Pontiac GTO ragtop offers a recent restoration, factory Tri-Power, a 4-speed, and a stunning Parchment interior to go with the handsome Burgundy paint. Want to have some fun? All you need is the sun, the road, and your GTO.
The cowl tag says this one was originally code N Burgundy, so that's what went onto the sheetmetal once it was straight. There's really no point in keeping a low profile in a GTO like this, and when the work is so well executed, there's no reason to hide it. The look is sophisticated, yes, but there's no way to hide the aggressive attitude of the GTO. The crisply styled and all-new Tempest offered cool stacked headlights, sleek body lines with minimal trim, and quite possibly the most expensive and complex taillights ever created. Workmanship is excellent throughout, with super straight sheetmetal that only comes from hours of laborious sanding. The chrome is equally brilliant, standing out from the dark red paint like jewelry, and all the correct GTO badges have been restored to their proper locations.
If you haven't seen a Parchment interior as rendered by Pontiac, you're in for a real treat with this GTO. Not quite white and not quite beige, it's a spectacular intermediate shade that's incredibly inviting. With diagonal stitching and embossed Pontiac chevrons in the seatbacks, it looks like it belongs in a car costing three times as much as this one does. Black carpets and a matching dash pad help with the elegant look, and the wood-rimmed steering wheel, round gauges, and center console emphasize the European influences that shaped the GTO in the early years. Everything is, of course, brand new, since this was originally a code 213 black interior. The gauges have been rebuilt, including the factory tachometer, and the 4-speed manual features a Hurst shifter and cue ball knob. The original AM radio is still in the dash working like it should, and a black power convertible top has been fitted. The trunk has no secrets and is just a reproduction mat away from being ready to show.
The engine is a correct WS code 389 that is quite likely the original engine and yes, this is a factory Tri-Power car. It was given a full show-worthy makeover after the rebuild about four years ago, including Pontiac Turquoise on the block, correct chrome valve covers and mini air cleaners, and proper fittings throughout. Power steering and power brakes were added to make this car a little more user-friendly, and I don't think anybody will object. It's correct even down to things like the tower hose clamps and single reservoir master cylinder. A fresh dual exhaust system with X-pipe and Magnaflow mufflers gives it a wonderful sound and correct exhaust tips are included for show purposes. The Muncie M20 wide-ratio 4-speed gearbox and 10-bolt rear with 3.55 gears inside are part of the package, making it durable as well as quick. The original steel wheels have been upgraded to period Torque Thrusts wearing 225/70/14 redline radials.
With full documentation from PHS and restoration receipts, you can take this GTO home and enjoy it without worries. Call today!