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1965 Pontiac GTO. A real GTO!! Very original very clean. PHS Documented

84,000 MILEAGE
Gasoline FUEL

1965 Pontiac GTO le mans/tempest platform Description:

Up for sale is my 1965 Pontiac GTO. I am relisting the car as the buyer backed out. Let's just say that there was and issue with getting the funds from him. (FYI, please only bid if you intend to purchase. I have already wasted a good amount of time on the purchaser that fell though.) This is my personal car and I am not a dealer. My '65 is a fantastic and honest car. This is the car that is credited with starting what would become the Muscle Car Era. The car is unmolested and hasn't been modified, cut on, raced or otherwise mistreated. I am going to post answers to the the questions that I would be asking if I were inquiring about the car. If you have other questions, I am more than happy to answer them and include those questions and answers here.
1. Is it a real GTO? Yes, it is a real GTO and is PHS documented by the Pontiac Historical Society. See below for codes:2. What is original? Basically everything except the Motor and radiator. Includes the original 2 speed transmission (which was rebuilt 4 years ago), the interior, rearend, drivetrain, dash, radio, console, trunk pans, floorboards, etc.3. What motor does it have? It has a Pontiac GTO 400 from the early 1970's. “Y4” code. Motor was rebuilt 5 years ago or about 10,000 miles back. 4. Is there any history? No, other than the PHS documentation. The records were lost 7 years back in an office fire. I’m told that the motor was replaced in the early 1970’s at a Pontiac dealership. I have traced the motor back and it is in fact a Pontiac 400. I can document that as well from the engine stampings and block codes.5. How is the paint? The paint shows nicely but it is not a $20,000 paint job. Color is original. Painted 6 years ago. Minor ding in the paint on leading edge of passenger door, metal isn't damaged but paint is missing (I just haven't had the chance to buy the touch up paint.) Car is very straight and solid. There are a few scratches and a ding (not dent) here and there, but all are very minor.6. Is there any rust? It is a rust free southern car. You are welcome to bring a small hammer with you and tap any of the frame and no rust will fall. You are also welcome to run a magnet across the whole car and you won't find any filler.7. Chrome? Shows and shines very nicely from a few feet away, but isn't perfect, has some spider webbing and loss of luster.8. Original radio? Yes, and it works but isn't in the car. It is included with purchase however. Car has an aftermarket radio but does NOT have a cut dash. So the original radio will mount in the car without issue.9. Glass? No cracks in the glass10. Interior? an 8.5 out of 10. No tears in seats, door panels, carpet, or dash. Black dash is original and shows some scratches and wear. Seats are 9 out of 10.11. Rubber? The rubber and trim molding is older but still holding together. One small piece has a tear in the passenger side.12. Windows? All roll up and down and function properly. 13. Doors? Solid and firm with no sag.14. Wheels? Vision wheels are about 5 years old and show like new. I do not have the originals.15. Tires? about 75% tread left.16. Title? Clean and clear NC title17. Electrical and Gauges? All in good working order, except for the clock which is only right twice each day. These aren't a tremendously hard fix, but it is usually easier to simply send them out to be repaired. I had my 1965 Corvette done for about $ 125.00 and I think it is nearly identical. Lights, interior lights all work as they should.18. Performance? Excellent. Steers straight, drives straight, no noises, no shimmy, and a smooth ride especially for a 1965 automobile. No smoke, doesn't burn oil and performs as intended. 2 speed Automatic shifts perfectly with no issues.19. Other issues? None20. Why am I selling? I have owned lots of classics over the years, but my wife recently asked for her own toy (a Porsche 911, and she never asks for anything) and since we have been married for 25 years, it is honestly time for her to get to enjoy something of her own. So I am reluctantly going to sell my toy and use those funds towards a nice down payment on her dream car.21. Codes: I can send a pic of theFirewall plates as needed, but car was built 2nd week of August 1965. LeMans/GTO Series, 2 door, Coupe/Hardtop, 1965, Baltimore, MD, sequential series=138529. Color= Montereo Red, Interior=218 which means Parchment (ivory) and black, factory 4 barrel. 22. Other .... You are welcome to come and inspect the car if you are a serious buyer, send an inspector or have it checked by a mechanic here locally. I can give you names or you can take it elsewhere. Solid oil pressure, no overheating, heat works good, no missing buttons or handles, has some reliable aftermarket tasteful triple gauges under the dash as well.23. Video... here is a link but you might have to cut and paste.... More pics? Just ask for what you need specifically and I'll do my best to provide for you. I can send the build sheets, option codes and other verification items as needed.25. Has spare tire, mounting bracket (so spare doesn't move), cover and matching trunk mat.
This is an honest car. It could be made into a show car if the next buyer desires, but is more than cool and reliable as it is. It isn't a trailer queen and I am not asking a trailer queen price. The car doesn't need anything, doesn't need to have anything fixed and is ready to enjoy immediately. It sounds great and gets tons of attention. It is a car than any car enthusiast would be proud to own. I have taken it on several road/golf trips and have never had the 1st issue. It lives in the garage and doesn't go out in the rain.
Please ask questions and please do not bid unless you intend to purchase the car. I promise not to waste your time and ask that you don't waste mine. If you have an offer that is reasonable, I will listen.
I work a lot and don't have a great mobile signal at my office. So text or email is easiest, but if you need to call you are welcome to do so. 828-524-6842 (office), 828-371-2585 (mobile). My name is Joe. Car is located Franklin, NC. (65 miles from Asheville, 120 from Atlanta, Knoxville, and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC). I can assist with shipping as I have some experience with it, but you would be responsible for the charges.
I do not need assistance in selling the car.
If you wish to finance the car, you can go to as they finance classics all of the time and are very reputable. My comprehensive insurance only runs $ 250 per year thru Hagerty Insurance.
I reserve the right to the end this auction early and the right to sell the car locally as I have at least one interested party. Outside of them, I have every intention of selling the car here. If you would like to make an offer directly, you are certainly welcome to do so and I will remove the car from auction once I receive the deposit for the agreed upon amount.
Thanks for looking and good luck. video link.....


Item location:Otto, North Carolina, United States
Trim:le mans/tempest platform
Interior color:Ivory
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clear