1965 GTO convertible: 3×2/4-speed
1965 GTO tri-power
convertible with PHS
If you walked into the Pontiac showroom in 1965 this Tri-powered GTO convertible would have been the centerpiece of all the new Pontiacs. Now restored, it is once again the car to have. Forget the Chevelles, 442s and Mopars, this is the car that stands out from the rest.
All the Right Features
This 1965 GTO has been in the same family for more than 40 years and was stored until its recent restoration This car has it all:
- PHS documentation
- 250+- miles on restoration
- Complete rebuild of 389 cid V-8 with 3x2s and Ram Air intake
- 4-speed transmission with new clutch
- 1965 Rally wheels, trim rings and center caps with redline tires
- New wiring harnesses
- Rebuilt Rally gauges
- Power steering (new pump and hoses) with tilt
- Power brakes (new master cylinder and booster)
- Power top
- Pushbutton AM radio with electric antenna
- Owner’s manual and protect-o-plate
- Recent appraisal
Excellent from Top to Bottom
- Paint and Body
The Cameo Ivory finish on this GTO (as original) is in very good condition. The paint shows nicely with plenty of sparkle.
The chrome and stainless trim is all in excellent condition.
The underside is generally clean with normal evidence of prior restoration.
The parchment white vinyl interior was redone with new foam, springs and upholstery and is clean and fresh-looking. New carpet and kick panels give the interior a fresh look.
The white convertible top is in good condition with a power raising/lowering mechanism. The convertible top’s window is free of discoloration.
The 389 V-8 was recently rebuilt (pistons, valves, cam, crank, etc.). The carburetors were also rebuilt so that the engine starts right up at the turn of the key and brings the car smoothly and briskly up to speed.
The replacement 4-speed manual transmission with a new clutch shifts nicely making driving an enjoyable—and exhilarating—experience: the way a GTO should be.
The power brakes have been rebuilt (new master cylinder and booster) to make stopping reliable and effortless.
- Safety and Convenience
All of the safety features (lights, signals, horn, wipers) on the GTO work as do the gauges and speedometer. The car has front seatbelts for added safety.
The convenience items include: power convertible top, pushbutton AM radio (makes noise but not music!) with electric antenna, power steering with tilt and power brakes. The heater/fan will need some attention as will the muffler.
An Exceptional Original
Example of the Famous GTO
There one word that can best describe this 1965 GTO convertible: EXCEPTIONAL! The PHS report documents its origins and the receipts document its restoration! This is a car that will be equally at home on the show field or just driving to get ice cream.
Come to our showroom and see a restored example of that era’s very popular and now rare Pontiac tri-power GTO convertible that outshines all the other 1960s convertibles!