1965 Pontiac GTO$69,900

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Price: $69,900
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Charlotte, NC
Price Analysis: Poor Deal, 31.0 % above market avg. What's this?
SUMMARY</p>The beneficiary of a 12-year restoration that was completed in 2011421 cubic inch Pontiac V8 / 468 horsepowerMuncie M20 4-speed manual transmissionDuPont Torch Red paintBlack vinyl interior / Modern audioSale includes: Build photos / Build receipts / Pontiac Historic Services paperwork12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.08 gears3-inch exhaust / Xlerator mufflersHeavy-duty suspension14-inch Rally I Wheels<p>According to analysts American car sales will remain at or near record levels for the foreseeable future. Those stellar numbers have prompted many journalists to capitalize on talk of reviving long-retired automotive brands. Within that conversation some of the most popular and heated discussion centers on Pontiac. While a revival of Pontiac is at this point highly unlikely its hard to deny the passion and respect automotive enthusiasts continue to associate with the marque. That means cars like this fully documented GTO one of the brands most desirable creations are well positioned to continue their reign at the top of the collector car market. A carefully restored head turner this top-notch Poncho mixes a massaged 421/4-speed drivetrain with sizzling red on black aesthetics. And if youre a passionate enthusiast whos searching for some exclusive metal that you can literally purchase and drive straight to the show its your chance to become king of the muscle car hill!</p><p>BODYWORK/TRIM</p><p>While this hopped-up GTOs classic good looks originated in the mind of engineer John Z. DeLorean it was a detailed 12-year restoration that ensured those looks present better than ever before. During that thorough reboot which was completed in late 2011 the cars solid body was meticulously straightened around a new hood and a fresh pair of quarters. When that clean metalwork transitioned from the garage bay to the paint booth modernist panels stretched a spectacular coat of DuPont Torch Red base under mirror-like clear. And today this razor-sharp coupe is a first-class head turner that proves things of quality have no fear of time.</p><p>Tough understated and attractive this classic perfectly defines Pontiacs lasting legacy of tempering sophistication with aggression. The front of the car is dominated by trademark stainless-trimmed grilles that are anchored between stacked headlights a satin arrowhead and a broad chrome bumper. Inside those grilles a prominent G T O emblem hints at the performance bolted beneath a new-for-1965 GTO-exclusive hood scoop. At the sides of that scoop expressive coke bottle fenders form a thoroughly dressed profile that anchors stainless wheel frames and polished rocker guards beneath bright emblems and traditional door handles. Above those fenders new glass rides behind polished drip rails polished window frames and a correct drivers mirror. And at the back of the car a finned valance founds clean taillights and bold P O N T I A C lettering between an ominous G T O badge a second satin arrowhead and a second chrome bumper.</p><p>ENGINE</p><p>Peek under the fully functional hood and youll find 421 cubic inches of Pontiac V8 that according to this GTOs owner twist 468 horsepower into 552 lb./ft. of torque! At the top of that light blue mill a familiar Tri-power set-up bridges the gap between stainless fuel lines polished air cleaners and a cast iron Pontiac intake. That air/fuel mixture floods Edelbrock Performer RPM heads which hide slick roller rockers under fabricated Pontiac-branded valve covers. Those rockers get bumped by an Edelbrock Performer RPM cam which spins above a balanced rotating assembly. That assembly gets sparked by hot MSD Digital-6 Plus ignition which sequences fire through an MSD Pro-Billet distributor an MSD Blaster HVC coil and loomed MSD plug wires. Below those wires custom long-tubes fab-ed and coated by Mad Dog Headers of Adairsville Georgia make quick work of spent gases. At the front of those tubes billet pulleys spin a polished alternator and