1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible
/kon'ko?or noun An exhibition or contest, especially a parade of
vintage or classic motor vehicles in which prizes are awarded for
those in the best original condition.
For consignment, a concours quality 1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible
restored with every part that came with the car from the factory.
The amazing example is PHS documented and a 2018 GTOAA Concours
Gold Award winner and a 2019 POCI Gold Award winner. A mere 2 owner
car, purchased from original owner in 2013, then the beneficiary of
a no detail left aside frame off restoration. Matching numbers
everywhere, and even down to every bolt being cared for. Also, of
note is the original factory oil sending unit, in full working
condition for this beauty, and original jack, lug wrench, and over
50 year old convertible top boot, still in its original storage
bag. Essentially a showroom car now here gracing the halls of the
Classic Auto Mall.
With a mere 350 miles since its original frame off restoration in
2013, this exterior is simply gorgeous. All original, straight
steel panels with very well minded gaps, and wonderful paint
(actual Montero Red) looking just like the factory (not overdone).
The stacked dual headlights with perfect bezels, flank the showroom
quality grille and small Pontiac "beak" on the hood. A perfect
white convertible top with not a crinkle in the rear plastic, is
atop and is electrically actuated. The long trunk deck (NYC
apartment for 2 size!) hangs off the back of this car, and inside
has been fully restored to original right down to the US Royal
Safety 800 7.75 x14 red line tires which are also all around and
topped with factory rally wheels. Remember it is concours
A swing of the doors and we see such features as all new door
panels, seats which are front buckets with some angled stitching
for the inserts and a Pontiac arrow on the backs, and smooth
bolsters with chrome side trimmings, and a rear bench to match.
Upfront a rally style gauge cluster fully restored by Instrument
Specialties out of Rhode Island houses gauges in a wood applique.
The cluster includes a tachometer. Also noted is the dual speed
windshield wiper with washer option, original radio still working,
and front seat belts with outboard retractors which operate
flawlessly. A 1960's styled console races between the buckets and
houses the long shift lever, and a glovebox topped with nifty
ribbed aluminum door. In front of the dash is the original wood
steering wheel, all nearly perfect. Black carpet floods the floors,
and the inside of the convertible is black canvas, never actually
lowered but most certainly working perfectly.
Numbers matching in 389ci form putting out 335hp in a sky blue
blocked and intake engine. The engine has its date coded fuel pump,
alternator, starter, and voltage regulator, ending with the
aforementioned oil sending unit. On back of this beautiful original
mill is a numbers matching M20 wide ratio manual transmission, and
a Safe-T-Track 3:23 rear axle GTO.
Highly detailed, and featuring the factory correct Gardner exhaust
system, the underside is as nice as the topside...trust me! Drum
brakes are all around, and floorpans, rockers, toe kicks and wheel
wells are absolutely dirt free as expected.
A test drive revealed all is in perfect working order, smooth
acceleration, excellent shift quality, and like driving a new 1965
Scoring very high in the Concours PHS judging sheet, this car is
really only one of a very few that can be in this condition, all
presenting nicely. The car comes with extensive documentation fully
put down with every detail this car was put through to bring it to
perfect. The original window sticker, protect-o-plate card, and
owner's manual, and that rear boot cover still in the plastic, it's
a cream puff like a gourmet treat.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.