1965 Pontiac GTO 2 Door HT Montero Red Excellent Manual


Description


This is the way GTO's are supposed to look. Not over-restored, not modified with flashy wheels, and the result is a car that gets appreciative looks from everyone who sees it, car enthusiast or not. The '65 GTO's introduced the stacked headlights, which were arguably the most successful styling element of the ‘60's, and while it's sedate at first glance, this is a car that commands respect on the street. The finish quality is extremely impressive with even gaps all around and just the right amount of bright shine in the code R Montero Red paint, which was one of the rarer colors offered in 1965, but looks simply amazing today. Super clean and almost completely devoid of trim, this GTO definitely delivers on the gentleman's hot rod thing that Pontiac was aiming for, and the restoration does it justice by keeping it just as the designers intended. Great chrome, including bumpers and rocker panel trim, accentuates the terrific red paint with the sporty full-length white pinstripe on each side. Proper GTO badging all around remind onlookers that this is no garden variety Tempest.

Pontiac's famous 389 cubic inch V8 really doesn't need a lot of description. This engine was transplanted from a 1966 GTO, was recently rebuilt (less than 500 miles), bored .040 over and the three two-barrel Rochester carburetors were added pushing the actual hp to 370+. The engine is correctly detailed with corporate turquoise engine paint and coupled with chrome valve covers and chrome carburetor toppers add that extra “punch” to the pristine engine compartment. Restored and superbly maintained this beauty fires right up, runs incredibly well and the growl from the dual super 44 flow master mufflers is worth the price of admission all by itself.

More than just powerful this GTO is an all-around cruiser with power steering, power brakes and new redline tires mounted on 14X7 Rally I wheels (originals were 14X6). The Muncie 4 speed synchro-mesh transmission shifts like a dream due to the new Hurst shift linkage. Additionally, the heavy-duty clutch was recently rebuilt and with the 3.23:1 gears, it won't drain the gas tank quite as fast!

The Parchment vinyl interior is beautifully restored and accurately presented, proving once again that Pontiac interiors were the best of the best in the mid-60's, diagonally oriented pleats, Pontiac chevrons, and subtly peaked cushions are instantly identifiable. Sliding behind the wheel you're relieved to find that this GTO carries only the critical parts: Hurst 4 speed shifter inside the center console, a wood grained steering wheel befitting its image, and precious little else to get in the way of performance. The full gauges are nicely preserved and include a fully functional factory tachometer. The original radio is long gone and has been replaced by a retro-style AM/FM/AUX unit to include two front kick panel speakers and two speakers mounted in the rear deck. The sound is as you would expect in a car of the 2000's and it's even better while cruising down the street with some 60's music pouring out!


This is the real deal that any collector or enthusiast would love to own.
1965 Pontiac GTO 2 Door HT Montero Red Excellent Manual
$ 18,500.00
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This is the way GTO's are supposed to look. Not over-restored, not modified with flashy wheels, and the result is a car that gets appreciative looks from everyone who sees it, car enthusiast or not. The '65 GTO's introduced the stacked headlights, which were arguably the most successful styling element of the ‘60's, and while it's sedate at first glance, this is a car that commands respect on the street. The finish quality is extremely impressive with even gaps all around and just the right amount of bright shine in the code R Montero Red paint, which was one of the rarer colors offered in 1965, but looks simply amazing today. Super clean and almost completely devoid of trim, this GTO definitely delivers on the gentleman's hot rod thing that Pontiac was aiming for, and the restoration does it justice by keeping it just as the designers intended. Great chrome, including bumpers and rocker panel trim, accentuates the terrific red paint with the sporty full-length white pinstripe on each side. Proper GTO badging all around remind onlookers that this is no garden variety Tempest.

Pontiac's famous 389 cubic inch V8 really doesn't need a lot of description. This engine was transplanted from a 1966 GTO, was recently rebuilt (less than 500 miles), bored .040 over and the three two-barrel Rochester carburetors were added pushing the actual hp to 370+. The engine is correctly detailed with corporate turquoise engine paint and coupled with chrome valve covers and chrome carburetor toppers add that extra “punch” to the pristine engine compartment. Restored and superbly maintained this beauty fires right up, runs incredibly well and the growl from the dual super 44 flow master mufflers is worth the price of admission all by itself.

More than just powerful this GTO is an all-around cruiser with power steering, power brakes and new redline tires mounted on 14X7 Rally I wheels (originals were 14X6). The Muncie 4 speed synchro-mesh transmission shifts like a dream due to the new Hurst shift linkage. Additionally, the heavy-duty clutch was recently rebuilt and with the 3.23:1 gears, it won't drain the gas tank quite as fast!

The Parchment vinyl interior is beautifully restored and accurately presented, proving once again that Pontiac interiors were the best of the best in the mid-60's, diagonally oriented pleats, Pontiac chevrons, and subtly peaked cushions are instantly identifiable. Sliding behind the wheel you're relieved to find that this GTO carries only the critical parts: Hurst 4 speed shifter inside the center console, a wood grained steering wheel befitting its image, and precious little else to get in the way of performance. The full gauges are nicely preserved and include a fully functional factory tachometer. The original radio is long gone and has been replaced by a retro-style AM/FM/AUX unit to include two front kick panel speakers and two speakers mounted in the rear deck. The sound is as you would expect in a car of the 2000's and it's even better while cruising down the street with some 60's music pouring out!


This is the real deal that any collector or enthusiast would love to own.

Additional information

Make: Pontiac
Model: GTO 2 Door HT
Type: Coupe
Year: 1965
Doors: 2
Mileage: 74,650
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Montero Red
Vehicle Identification Number: 237375P127360
United States, Tennessee, Nashville
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