1965 Pontiac GTO 81634 Miles Reef Turquoise Convertible 389 cubic inch V8 Manua

Price: US $49,900.00
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: GTO
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 81634
  • VIN: 237675K117556
  • Color: Reef Turquoise
  • Engine size: 389 cubic inch V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Convertible
  • Interior color: Turquoise
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1965 Pontiac GTO

Beautiful restoration in unusual but correct colors. Tri-Power 389, 4-speed, power windows, power antenna, power top. Extremely clean inside and out, top and bottom. Own a legend for a reasonable price!
The first thing everyone asks about this stunning 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible is whether the deep turquoise paint is correct. It is indeed, as code K Reef Turquoise was on the 1965 GTO color chart. In person, the color is simply stunning, a vivid, brilliant blue/green that’s both and neither at the same time. Fortunately, it stands up under scrutiny, too, with straight sheetmetal and a fantastic gloss, all of which only comes from hours of tedious sanding. Cars don’t end up looking this good by accident. Following a deep clean and buff, it glows in the sunlight and there is no evidence of panel replacement or patches, so it’s unlikely that this car spent time in the snow belt. Nice chrome trim was restored at the same time as the paint, including both bumpers, although the fluted trim between the taillights is showing some age.
The matching turquoise bucket seat interior is the right choice—Parchment or black would be the safe choices, but the turquoise upholstery looks spectacular. Everything is recent, including seat covers, carpets, door panels, and the dash pad, which is black to match the dash and cut down on reflections. The dash offers a full complement of gauges, including a factory tach, and they all work properly. Other desirable options include power windows, a center console, and a power antenna, along with a modern digital AM/FM radio that blends in seamlessly. There’s a newer black power convertible top and new weather seals, so it closes up nicely, and black rubber Pontiac floor mats keep the carpets clean and tidy. The GTO is a big car, make no mistake, and that includes a large trunk that is correctly finished with spatter paint, a reproduction mat, and a full-sized spare with matching cover.
Pontiac’s 389 cubic inch V8 was the only powerplant available in the GTO, and when topped with Tri-Power carburetion, it makes a rather robust 360 horsepower. Rebuilt and tuned, this one starts easily and pulls the turquoise ragtop around with ease, and you’ll quickly understand why the GTO started a revolution. Wearing the distinctive small chrome air cleaners and matching valve covers, plus Pontiac Turquoise engine enamel, it has an OEM look under the hood. The only non-stock components are the brake booster and dual master cylinder, a smart upgrade for safety’s sake and necessary for the 4-wheel disc brakes that were recently installed. Key it up and it barks to life easily and idles nicely, and with the carburetors set up properly it isn’t at all fussy.
Rowing the Muncie 4-speed through the gears remains one of the reasons to own a car like this, and unlike the big Chevys, the Pontiac 389 likes to rev so it’s a blast to drive. Reasonable 3.23 gears in the 10-bolt rear end make it comfortable on the highway and the torquey engine doesn’t need a lot of gear to get it rolling from a stop. You’ll note that the floors are spotless, all the lines and hoses are new, long-tube headers feed a new dual exhaust system with X-pipe and stainless mufflers that sound spectacular. All new front end components help it track straight and ride right, and those new disc brakes really make a difference in today’s traffic (and even the E-brake works correctly, so this isn’t some cut-rate kit). Oversized sway bars front and rear tighten up the GTO’s handling and there are new shocks at all four corners. There’s also a new gas tank out back to eliminate fuel issues. Since the disc brakes are too big to fit inside the stock 14-inch wheels, 15-inch Torque Thrust wheels offer a 1960s look and are fitted with 235/60/15 BFG radials.
We love this car. The color combination jumps out, even in our showroom full of spectacular cars. The ’65 styling was a home-run, and the upgrades on this car only enhance everything that was already awesome about the GTO. The car is extremely road-worthy, drives great, pulls hard in any gear, and nobody’s going to worry about pedigrees when the sun is shining and the stout 389 is barking through that exhaust system. Call today!
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