For Sale: 1965 Pontiac GTO in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1965 Pontiac GTO Hardtop

In early 1963 a team of engineers and designers got together at Pontiac, and decided to focus more on street racing and power. The Tempest had been in production for a bit, and a more "muscular" powerful car was needed. Hence the acronym GTO or Grand Tempest Option became the code for the secret new development that would take place. John DeLorean actually claims the GTO came from the Italian Gran Turismo Omologato or Grand Touring Homologated, (certified), which in reality the car was never meant for grand touring, but to be the fastest straight line Pontiac produced.

For consignment, a correct drivetrain muscle car with WS block with a tri power intake, stacked front headlights, the unique Pontiac "beak" up front on the split grille, and bathed in nicely applied and carefully finished Montero red. Inside a Hurst shifter and like new black interior. Scoring a 661 out of 700 points at the GTOAA Nationals resulting in a Gold Concours Award and just enough to get your classic "Goat" groove on. Definitely one of the nicest examples of this year, this model gracing our Hallowed Halls.

Stacked dual headlights, a split horizontal grille, a small "beak" in front, GTO badging, nice chrome bumper, dual nostril scooped hood, straight steel side slabs taken down to bare metal, then all bathed in Montero Red paint best describes the beginnings of this car. Carrying on, nice trimmings for the original glass and a pristine metal roofline. The side slabs are near perfect and sport well minded gaps. Bringing up the rear are the horizontal ribbed bezel tail lights in the flared at the edges of the rear vertical deck, just below the trunk lid covering a NYC 2 bedroom apartment sized trunk. Another pristine chromed bumper below, and on all 4 corners 14-inch Pontiac Rally 1 wheels with deep dish trim and correct black hand painted stripe on center caps and all wrapped in red line rubber. Looking great for the outside....let's go inside!

Inside Black Strato bucket seats in black vinyl are installed. These have tuck and roll inserts with angled black inserts which are embossed in and have the Pontiac arrowhead logo embossed in the centers of the backs of all seats. Smooth bolsters and black piping as a border with some chromed side trimmings for the hinges. The rear bench stretches across the back of the car and offers up plenty of pristine seating for 3 adults. A tall Hurst shifter with a white knob topper reaches for the driver's hand and sits within the center ribbed aluminum console that has the shifter opening off center and then runs under the dash and hides. The dash front is original wood applique background and has a factory tachometer inserted to the right of the round gauges. An original wood rimmed with 3 chrome spokes in the center steering wheel fronts this dash. Black carpeting is the floor covering, and is very clean. A perfectly tight and stitched headliner is floating above all this perfection.

Under the hood is a fully restored, painted in a beautiful metallic turquoise engine block showing up at 389 cubes, and is circa 1965/1966 and carries the WS stamping code. It is rated at 360hp and on top is a tri power 3x2bbl setup for the carbs. We note reproduction ID tags on all 3 carbs. A circa 1964/1965 Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission is now on back sending power back to a 10 bolt rear. Chromed valve covers, the trio of round air cleaner covers atop and deep shiny black supple wiring and hoses is fab for the engine. A lot of attention to detail even the belts have correct factory painting on them!

No surface rust on suspension parts or anywhere, very structurally sound with no invasive rust, solid framing, good rockers and new floor pans as well as a trunk pan and fuel tank. Independent coil springs for the front with power drum brakes, and a 4 link with coil springs for the rear with power drums are on this car. Seen also is a stock, clean dual exhaust.

A wonderful experience as described by our decoder and test driver. She handles great, accelerates like a 360hp car should, and has strong bias free brakes on the panic stop. Interior is fully functional, and all buttoned up the seating and surfaces. Like new and the factory supplied gauges are a plus for sure! Plenty of get up and go. So we got up and went.

All is looking very fine, (661 out of 700), for the exterior, interior, and drivetrain which is very special under that long hood. A great design year as Pontiac was just coming into its own on the muscle car front. All boxes are checked in this classic, just turn the key and point the beak nose front end towards home. For more info own this build and complete photos go to:


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Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Pontiac GTO
  • Listing ID: CC-1664331
  • Price: $138,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Montero Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:9999
  • Stock Number:4635
  • VIN:237375Z126052
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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