Significant changes to the 1965 Pontiac GTO included the famous stacked headlights, simulated hood scoops, slightly longer body, better breathing engine that produced more horsepower, improved brakes, and stiffer suspension! This paved the way for several more successful years, and Pontiac development designated the GTO its own model series in 1966!
This stunning 1965 Pontiac GTO Hardtop is finished in factory code correct Burgundy (NN) over Black interior (213-30). It has been .....
tastefully upgraded with modern day goodies to make it not just superb straight line muscle cars as the days when they were new, it now performs as a corner carving autocross car! Under the hood of this GTO lies a performance built 455ci V8 fitted with the famous Tri-power carburetion with steel pan Ram Air Induction system! If you look closely at the original “faux” air inlets on the hood, you will now find the individual louvers painstakingly trimmed to be functional to allow full air flow to the carburetors! The original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission was upgraded with an AutoGear aluminum replacement for their expertise in improving all internals to maximum level performance without changing the exterior appearance of the original case. The rear end was upgraded with a Moser 12-Bolt fitted with 3.55 Limited-Slip gearing! This outstanding drivetrain produces an estimated 500+ horsepower for you to pound the ground but will still drive you anywhere you wish to go with ease!
Bringing the entire track ready package together is a full Hotchkis suspension that consists of tubular front upper & lower control arms, front coil springs, performance rear shocks, huge front & rear HO sway bars, and more! The braking system is Aerospace Components 4-wheel power disc brakes with oversized vented rotors and aluminum calipers! The power steering upgraded with an AGR quick ratio steering box, exhaust built with ceramic coated headers, Pypes 3” tubes and mufflers, crossover pipe, and electric cut-outs for full power and sound!
At a glance, this gorgeous Pontiac GTO maintains a largely original appearance which was key to the original builder. The period correctness, but present-day drivability and responsiveness, was a task not easily achieved. The extensive labor hours, testing, tuning, and correcting make this car irreplaceable for the asking price!! If you consider the factory options that also include functional air conditioning, rally gauges with dash tachometer, wood steering wood, AM/FM radio rebuilt with modern internals, under hood light, power steering, and much more, then add in the Ron Davis racing radiator with dual electric fans, Crane high output ignition system; aluminum gas tank with sump system, electric fuel pump & filter; custom 16” cast aluminum “Kidney bean” style wheels with open lug nuts, Lakewood scatter shield, SFI-approved flywheel, 3” racing lap belts, and on and on, this car's build cost is far surpassed when compared to today's asking price!
This is a streetwise GTO with a perfect stance sitting still, brilliant performance when given the chance to fully expose its true potential and provides an aggressive note from the exhaust in more ways than one! Please take a very close look at this pro-touring GTO and feel free to call with questions. We always encourage buyers to view and inspect our vehicles in person, and this car will not disappoint! Come ready to buy, this car is hard to walk away from!