Beautiful colors, Hurst four-on-the-floor, four-wheel disc brakes, and an enhanced V8 heart – a machine like this 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible is built for show and go, and so it will never disappoint.
Ford produced more Mustangs in a few weeks during 1965 that Pontiac sold LeMans/GTO convertibles all year. But rarity isn\'t what really drew you into this one. Instead, it\'s the glow of the paint that catches your eye (and everyone else, too.) They refinished the factory Burgundy Red paint to have a vivid personality and deep clearcoat shine. It looks terrific in the sunlight, which is exactly what you want a convertible to do. And you can also tell there was investment that went well beyond the paint to make sure the body was looking its best and the big chrome bumpers shine like mirrors. The story on this one is that it was initially bought by a Pontiac dealership owner in Texas, and it stayed in the family. That\'s why you see a careful attention to detail in the restoration. The new-for-1965 vertical stack headlights shine like jewels; all the trim is straight; correct GTO badging is on every side; and the intricate tail panel is complete. The whole package sits on a staggered set of polished Intro alloys, which give this droptop some added aggression over its brothers. There\'s a good reason for that, but more on it in a moment.
The black roof looks great against the deep red exterior, but with the flip of a switch, it powers down to reveal a whole new dynamic. After all, the creamy white gives this GTO a European-level of sophistication. There\'s more evidence of a quality restoration the moment you lay eyes on the bucket seats. We suspect they were recovered recently, because they feel so nice, and they are crisp right down to the correct arrowhead emblem embossed into each one. Matching door panels with correct GTO emblems and deep dark carpeting make this a true classic muscle car experience that can be enjoyed any time. This one really has a great period-correct feeling with an artful center console and even the AM radio is still on display. Plus, more of that sophisticated European-like style comes from the upgraded wood-rimmed steering wheel and coordinating dash panel. And the round rally gauge cluster includes a tach, which is a very nice feature considering your right hand will likely never leave the Hurst shifter.
When you open the hood, you can immediately see this motor was upgraded for both power and flair. The tidy engine bay showcases fabricated Pontiac valve covers, a polished air topper, upgraded pulleys, an electric fan, and fresh rubber components. This is a 400 cubic-inch V8 that the consignor states has been bored and stroked to 467ci total. Plus, it has all the right go-fast goodies like Edelbrock heads, an Edelbrock hi-rise intake, MSD ignition, and an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. And those long tube headers add even more power while contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete control over this upgraded V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. This is a big power machine, so they also give you the right tools to harness it. This includes a four-wheel disc brakes upgrade, modern Goodyear Eagle GT tires, power steering, and sway bars front & rear.
Complete with plenty of restoration receipts, you now understand why we first said this was built for show AND go. With a package this attractive you\'re going to want to hurry up and call today!
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Streetside Classic Cars is one of the largest consignment sales showrooms in the country. We can arrange both domestic and international shipping and financing. Over 125+ cars in stock.