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1965 Pontiac GTO Tri power, original #s matching

hardtop BODY TYPE
389 Tri power 390 hp ENGINE
Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 three-speed automatic TRANSMISSION

1965 Pontiac GTO Description:

Please check out the video of my car @ Pontiac GTO presents the opportunity to own a well-preserved, unobtrusively upgraded example of the car that started the muscle-car craze. I have owned the car for the past quarter century and bought it from the original owner. It features several factory options that set it apart from most of the 1960s muscle cars available for sale today. It's clean, rust free, original sheet metal and is wholly drivable, with its original # matching rebuilt slightly modified 389 and a Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 three-speed automatic. Please note: The displayed mileage is inaccurate as the odometer stopped working in 2001.

ENGINE:The car came equiped with a 4 barrel carb. In 1996 I bought a completely refurbished tri-power set up, all invoices are included. The original intake manifold is included in the sale. In 2013 I had the motor proffessionaly rebuilt by a well known engine builder in my area named Doug Myers. That rebuild included an upgraded camshaft and the motor slightly bored.The engine produces an estimated 390 horsepower and "runs perfect." The GTO has traveled only about 500 miles since its engine rebuild. The original exhaust manifolds and exhaust pipes are included with the sale. Equiped with headers and a custom stainless-steel exhaust system.

DRIVELINE:In 1965, buyers who purchased a GTO with the optional automatic transmission got the two-speed Powerglide, either shifted on the column or via the floor-mounted shifter in the optional console. The floor shifter and console were ordered on this car, but after purchase, I opted to upgrade to the more versatile three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 transmission. For all of you wondering were I found the 3 speed factory appearance console shift indicator, the company is called "SHIFT WORKS". At the time of the transmission swap, the ring and pinon set was upgraded, as well, from the GTO's 3.55:1 ratio to a snappier 3.90 gear set with the limited-slip Safe-T-Track differential. The original Powerglide transmission is included with the sale.

SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS:The suspension was rebuilt in 1999 and was completely gone through at that time, including springs, shocks, ball joints and bushings. The rear coil springs feature helper air bags to adjust ride height. Power steering came with this GTO in 1965. The brakes are power assisted and the booster retains its cadmium plated finish and single-reservoir master cylinder. The wheels are the optional competition-type steel wheels, with brake cooling slots otherwise known as the Pontiac Rallye I, with the correct center caps and trim rings in place. Coker Redline Radial tires were installed in 2010 and still have 11/32 of tread left.

EXTERIOR:The Cameo Ivory finish is in fresh and presentable condition, the car has spent no time on a trailer and has been driven from time to time during ownership, just like they should be.The paint still shows well. When I purchased the car In1995, it had some very minor surface rust on the hood scoop, and some minor pitting around the rear wheel arches. I own a body shop and media blasted the rust away, filling any pits with lead ( no bondo, or plastic as we call it in our industry) and polyester before repainting the rear quarter panels. All panels are straight and true. I supplied a video link @ the bottom of the page. The only modifications to the body took place in the hood scoop. I opened the nostrils in the hood scoop and added a factory Pontiac pan and foam gasket to meet the underside of the hood, allowing fresh air to funnel directly to the carburetors.

INTERIOR:Inside, the black interior is in completely original condition with only a handful of minor modifications. The black seat upholstery shows no cracks and has firm padding underneath. The interior door panels are in fine shape,the grab handles and armrests are a bit worn. The loop pile carpet is in excellent condition, as is the headliner. The only significant modification is to the original radio. The dash retains the original head unit, but it's been modified to operate on the FM frequency and features an amplifier. Two coaxial speakers have been installed in the rear package shelf.

OPTIONS/EXTRAS:Muscle cars aren't typically known for their creature comforts, but this one benefits from two significant options: power windows and air conditioning, both of which operate exactly the way they were intended to. The A/C will need a charge. I will call attention to the weather stripping on the doors, which probably needs to be replaced. The weather stripping on the trunk was previously replaced. Included with the sale are all original parts that have been upgraded, all invoices, PROTECT-O- PLATE, all manuals, the original two-speed Powerglide transmission, intake manifold, cast-iron exhaust manifolds, exhaust pipes, starter, alternator, rear-end gear, valve covers, cylinder heads, valves, timing chain, water pump, master cylinder, and four hub caps, all of witch are imaged below

Price:$39,900 negotiable

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Item location:King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
Interior color:Black
Engine:389 Tri power 390 hp
Transmission:Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 three-speed automatic
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clean