This 1965 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans was refinished in two-tone black
over purple after the body was modified with a chopped roof, molded
bumpers and cowl, and shaved door handles. The custom-upholstered
cabin is trimmed in black with molded interior panels painted to
match the exterior. Power comes from a 427ci Chevrolet V8 paired
with a three-speed automatic transmission, and other features
include staggered 17 inch and 18 inch wheels, a modified
suspension, disc brakes, a B&M shifter, a smoothed firewall,
Flowmaster mufflers, a Holley carburetor, and digital gauges.
This modified GTO was acquired in 2020 and is offered with a clean
Illinois title. The body has been modified with a chopped roof, a
molded cowl and bumpers, deletion of the drip rails, and shaved
door handles. The exterior was refinished in two-stage purple and
black separated by painted orange pinstripes and a checkered flag
motif that extends down the sides of the car between the two-tone
paintwork. A stainless-steel grille has also been added.
Polished 17 inch and 18 inch Boyd Coddington Junkyard Dog wheels
are mounted with 225/50 front and 245/50 rear Goodyear Eagle F1
tires. Braking is from discs all around, and the suspension is said
to have received replacement shocks, springs, suspension bushings,
ball joints, and tie-rods during the build. Other modifications
Front Global West tubular control arms
Aftermarket front and rear sway bars
Rear air bags and springs
Rear Edelbrock boxed control arms
The interior features custom upholstery on the front bucket seats
and rear bench. The dashboard and other interior panels have been
molded and painted to match the exterior. A Painless Wiring harness
is installed along with a B&M shifter. The heater, wipers,
glovebox, weatherstripping, and side windows have been removed.
The four-spoke Grant steering wheel is mounted on a 1973 Trans Am
steering column and fronts a Nordskog digital instrument panel that
displays readouts for speed, revs, volts, oil, water, and fuel.
Approximately 5,600 miles are said to have been added since the
completion of the build. True mileage is unknown.
The trunk has been boxed and carpeted, with a storage panel on the
left. It also houses the battery under a custom cover. The
underside of the trunk lid was also modified.
The 427ci big-block Chevrolet V8 is equipped with a polished intake
manifold, dual-feed Holley carburetor, HEI ignition, a billet
serpentine pulley system, and a matching finned air cleaner and
valve covers. A 2.5 exhaust with a crossover pipe and Flowmaster
mufflers is installed along with an aluminum radiator with dual
electric fans. The fuel system was also reportedly overhauled with
a replacement tank, lines, and electric pump. The radiator support
was custom-built, and the firewall has been replaced with a
smoothed and refinished panel. The battery was recently
Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a three-speed
automatic transmission, and there is a leak from the transmission