For Sale: 1965 Pontiac GTO in Houston, Texas

Vehicle Description

Original 389 CID tri-power motor, rebuilt.

Originally an Iris Mist, two-door hard top, the car was refinished in a beautiful shade of Mayfair Maize. The repaint was professionally done and looks as good as if it were the original color. All trim was removed and even the tough spots were painted (jambs, under hood, trunk lid). All the original trims and bumpers are in excellent condition. This is an original California-built car (Fremont, California) and as such, the body is in excellent condition with no rust on the body, or the floor pans. The trunk is also rust-free and in  stock condition. Refinished interior, upgraded transmission and brakes and suspension.

Car was originally a four speed, with drum brakes all around, changed to an automatic and front power disc brakes.  The following paragraphs will highlight the changes and the current condition:

BODY: As stated earlier, PHS (Pontiac Historical Society) documents show the car was originally Iris Mist, and was changed to Mayfair Maize. During the upgrade, some small paint imperfections were repaired when the glass was out of the car. The car received some new lenses on the factory lights. All the stainless trim was removed and professionally refinished. All of the factory trim was repainted where necessary, and a new windshield was installed. The biggest change to the body was done to the hood scoop. Since ’65 GTOs have a solid metal hood scoop, this one was removed from the car and CNC cut out so that the motor could breathe fresh air into the tri-power air cleaner pan, which was added

INTERIOR: The interior of the car received the biggest change, as it was completely redone. All NEW carpet, headliner, door panels with pulls, seat upholstery, front and rear with new foam. The dash was freshly painted with new trim panels, and the gauge panel itself was re-chromed by Mr. G Vacuum Plating. Anyone who knows Pontiacs knows that Pete Serio at Precision Pontiac builds the best gauges, so the stock panel with “idiot” lights was replaced with a fully restored rally gauge panel at the cost of $1,400 alone. Original 1965 Pontiac Power driver’s seat. The trunk was also completely refinished with all-new mats and tire cover.

MOTOR: The motor on the car had been rebuilt shortly before my purchase of the car, so it didn’t require anything but a little freshening-up. The biggest issues were the tri-power carbs. Since this was the original set, they hadn’t been rebuilt in years. The carbs were shipped to the best in the business, “Sparky’s Carbs,” for a full rebuild and detail, along with all the necessary linkage pieces to make everything function properly. The motor was given all-new gaskets, as well as a new ignition system. Aluminum radiator with overflow and shroud. The motor got new HOOKER jet-hot coated headers and exhaust system. The tri-power pan, sealed to the hood, is a great addition, along with the custom-cut hood scoop. Everything was detailed and shows amazingly well. This 1965 GTO is in excellent restored/driver condition and has been completely refinished.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Pontiac GTO
  • Listing ID:CC-1549514
  • Price:$57,000
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Mayfair Maize
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:4041
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running

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