1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE - 180506 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1154 1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/180506/180506_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Auction Scottsdale 2015
Status Sold
Lot 1154
Year 1965
Model GTO
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 237675K124482
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 389
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Lot #1154 - Received a recent full frame-off professional restoration. It was originally built with the 389/360hp Pontiac Tri-Power engine and close ratio 4-speed transmission with a 3.90:1 Safe-T-Track rear axle. All the components have been carefully restored to "as-new" condition. During the restoration, the car was completely disassembled and stripped to the bare metal. The frame was removed and the entire drivetrain was rebuilt. Once finished, this car has only accumulated test miles to make sure that everything works properly. The body of this vehicle was gone over from front to back and the body fit is laser-straight. Once the body was prepared, it was given a fresh coat of the correct Montero Red, using the modern DuPont base coat/clear coat paint. The frame was also stripped and all chassis components were replaced and refinished in the correct original factory finishes. While the engine was out of the car, it was sent out and completely rebuilt. The engine block was honed and new pistons, rings and bearings installed. The crank was checked and lightly refinished. The original cylinder heads were checked and given a valve job, along with new valves and valve springs. Once reassembled, the entire engine assembly was given a coat of the correct Pontiac blue engine paint. No stone was left unturned and the interior was completely redone with nothing but the best of correct materials. All instruments and gauges were checked for operation and repaired or replaced if necessary. All wire harnesses were replaced with new. The restoration on this GTO is 100% factory correct, right down to the correct headlamps and original-style red line tires.