Price: - Item location: Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Tempest
  • SubModel: GTO Trim
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Coupe
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 55,062
  • VIN: 235375B128977
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 326 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Steering
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Lemonwood
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Pontiac Tempest Coupe


This is a 1965 Pontiac Tempest that was purchased new and owned in Hopewell Virginia. This car has always been either garaged or kept under a carport. The original owner kept the car until a little over a year ago. The Tempest only has 55,062 miles because the original owner lived in the City of Hopewell and walked to work instead of driving. The original owner stopped driving the car about 16 years ago and it sat. Then a contractor doing work on the house spotted the car and bought it. He had it a short time until he sold it to a friend of mine who did a lot of work to the car and asked me to list it as he wants a 55 or 57 Chevy. This car is in excellent condition - it runs, drives, rides and looks great. The original engine fires right up and runs strong. Original transmission shifts fine. The car drives straight at interstate speeds. The current owner took the Tempest and changed the interior from bench seat to buckets with console that he got from a buddy who had stored these original parts for years. He replaced the trim with GTO trim and had the car professionally painted. This car has never been rusted or rotted and has all original body panels except for the GTO style hood with scoop. The buyer can have the original hood. The car was painted a 1965 Pontiac Lemonwood Yellow accented with gold pinstripes on the sides. The car has new tires and Cragar SS wheels along with a new dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. The brakes were completely replaced and the front end checked and aligned. This Tempest can be driven anywhere with confidence. The owner has taken it on a couple of trips including out of state. The car is a dream to drive. Email any question and you may call the owner Rick at 804-four five two-0260 to set up a time to see and go for a ride in the Tempest.

The car looks better in person than in the pictures. You are welcome to come and take a look and a ride.

Front wheels are 7-inches wide with 235X70X15 new tires while the rear wheels are 8-inches wide and have 255X60X15 tires.

Body is straight and rust free.

It still has the original 326 V-8 with two barrel carburetor that fires right up and runs great.

Grill is sharp. Owner added the GTO emblems and hood with scoop.

It has dual exhaust that exits under the rear quarter panels

The interior was changed to black with bucket seats and console. The steering wheel is real wood. Owner added a Moon tachometer and under the dash gauges. There is an AM/FM/CD stereo in the dash.

Car is super clean and ready for someone to enjoy.

Seat covers, door panels and carpet are new.

Sharp interior

It's ready for you to drive it home

55,062 original miles - title pictured below states mileage is actual

Stereo and under dash gauges work fine

Glove box opens and closes easily, has GTO trim Back seat Headliner has a seam that has come apart - a new in the box headliner is included with the car. Owner never got around to installing it. Driver door panel Passenger door panel New weather stripping has been installed - car is sharp No pitting on trim - this is original trim that was obtained from a buddy who has stored it for many years Shifter is new and was moved from the column.

The engine is a 326 V-8 that is original and runs great.

Engine has been cleaned, painted, tuned and given new valve covers and thick blue plug wires.

Engine and compartment are very clean. Owner says engine burns no oil, runs strong. It has a very minor leak from the timing cover that could be ignored - owner will include the new gasket.

Brakes were redone and stop correctly without pulling

Valve covers say Pontiac and have Pontiac emblem

Car has power steering

Very clean

Underside of hood

Trunk lid opens and closes correctly

Underside of lid

New headliner in box

Passenger side

Driver side

Original trunk pan

VIN plate - 235375B128977

Clear title - note it says actual miles

Cowl plate - owner changed colors

Factory owner's manual and other info that comes with car (car also comes with new headliner, old hood without a scoop and Tempest trim pieces)


Passenger side front suspension

Driver side front suspension

Cross member under engine

Driver side floor

Flowmaster mufflers

Passenger side floor

Driver side rear suspension

Passenger side rear suspension

10-bolt rear

Car is stunning in person

Hood has GTO type scoop

Driver front fender

Good glass

Driver door opens and closes easily - one nice thing about low mileage cars

Rocker trim - straight solid body

Never rusted or rotted body

Mags and blackwall tires look great against the light yellow body

Back glass

Deck lid

Driver side rear quarter panel

Tail lights and trim panel

Sharp car that is ready to cruise

Passenger side rear quarter panel

Body is really nice

Note gold pinstripe

Passenger door opens and closes easily

If you are seriously interested in this car my advice is to come and see it. The car is located just outside Hopewell, Virginia 23860 (the same city as the original owner) not far from I-295 which connects I-95 and I- 64. Serious bidders can email me any questions or email if you’d like to make an appointment to see this car or if you would like the owner's number to talk to him.

Terms of sale: winning bidder should contact me within 24 hours of the auction’s end. If you cannot pick up the car right away send a 10% deposit within 3 days and make arrangements to pick up the car or have it shipped. We would like the car picked up within 14 days. If you need help with having the car shipped email me.