1965 Red GTO Convertible
Why This Car Is Special
The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by American company
Pontiac in generations from 1964 to 1974 model years.
The first generation GTO was a muscle car of the 1960s and 1970s
era, and is considered by some to have started the trend with all
four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing
For 1965 model years, the GTO was an optional package on the
intermediate-sized Pontiac (VIN 237). The red 1965 GTO is a
real-deal GTO Convertible we have at Skyway Classics that comes
with the original metal Protect-O-Plate , PHS Documentation, and
The 389 cubic inch engine was the base powerplant in these 1965
GTO's but ours has been upgraded to a YC Code 455 cubic inch engine
that was rated at 325 horsepower with more torque than the original
engines. Sitting on top of ours is the iconic "Three-Duce"
Tri-Power carb setup that the GTO is known for!
The 1965 engine received revised cylinder heads with re-cored
intake passages and high-rise intake manifolds and those carbs to
improve breathing and they improved the horsepower rating to
Ours was originally the 389 cubic inch V8 engine with the 4-barrel
carb but at some point the engine was switched as well as the carbs
to the more desirable Tri-Power.
It looks close to what it did as it left the factory back then with
the correct chrome air cleaners, chrome valve covers, PS, PB, and
most other stock Pontiac appointments sitting in a very clean
painted, and detailed engine compartment.
One look at the underside of our GTO and you see the restoration of
the frame and all running components too. It rides on Pontiac
factory Rallye wheels and blackwall tires with a rumbling exhaust
note from the dual exhaust.
The restored interior has been completely redone in factory correct
black vinyl on the twin front buckets, rear matching seat, door
panels, with the dash having the great wood paneling as well as the
optional Rally Gauge cluster and tachometer, dash pad, Push-Button
Radio, and seatbelts.
It has power steering, power brakes, wood sport Pontiac GTO
steering wheel, aftermarket automatic shifter setting in the
optional Pontiac chrome console, new carpeting and red floor mats
Our GTO is immaculate and the pictures will show that but you will
see what we mean when you come see it. It has a great red paint job
on the body that showcases Pontiac's characteristic vertically
stacked quad headlights, black convertible top, hood scoop,
egg-crate grille, great body lines, and the fantastic trim and
This documented and restored real-deal 1965 Pontiac GTO we have for
sale at Skyway Classics is the right GTO for you very serious
collectors. Buy this one in confidence as it is one of the best you
will ever see as it has been beautifully restored and is just like
it rolled off the showroom floor.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.