This 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible was acquired by the seller in July 2015 and has since benefitted from a new engine/transmission, an MSD ignition system, power steering with a quick-ratio box, new wheels/tires, a new power convertible top, a new fuel tank, and more. The non-original 389ci V8 is backed by a Muncie M-20 4-speed manual transmission and was built by TC Performance of Traverse City, Michigan with Edelbrock aluminum heads, a Tri-Power triple carburetor set-up, and ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds. This GTO is now being offered with a copy of its window sticker and build documentation, a large service file, a Pontiac Historical Society (PHS) report, service records covering the recent work, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
Outside, the seller states that around 80% of this GTO’s special-order Tiger Gold paint appears to be original, while all the factory body panels are believed present. Various exterior flaws are highlighted in the photo gallery and are described as some prior paint and bodywork on the driver’s door and rear quarter panel, with a sub-par color match as seen above. The factory pin striping is also missing in those areas. A few small dents and one larger crease at waist level in the passenger’s rear quarter panel are also noted.
Corrosion issues are said to be minimal and are pictured in the photo gallery, while some discoloration is present at the bottom of each door. Since his acquisition, the seller has had the drum brakes rebuilt, a new quick-ratio power steering box installed, and a new Ames convertible top fitted with the associated power equipment. New 15×7″ Rallye 1 wheels wear correct center caps and are wrapped in BFGoodrich redline tires.
Inside, everything is said to appear stock aside from a modern Clarion stereo head-unit with Bluetooth hidden in the glove box, though the factory radio has been kept in the dashboard. New carpeting and a reproduction console were recently installed, and the OEM console is included with the sale.
The upholstery is said to be original and shows one small tear in the driver’s seat back as pictured in the photo gallery below. Flaws are listed as an intermittent temperature gauge and inaccurate fuel gauge, though a new fuel tank and sending unit were recently fitted. The odometer shows 74k miles, and total mileage is unknown.
The 389ci V8 and Muncie M-20 4-speed manual were installed by local Pontiac specialist TC Performance, with a $8k+ receipt displayed in the photo gallery. This GTO was originally equipped with a single four-barrel carburetor but now runs a Tri-Power setup. An electric choke from Mike’s Tri-Power was used along with Edelbrock Performer aluminum cylinder heads and ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds from Ram Air Restorations. MSD ignition and a new wiring harness were also fitted.
Several additional undercarriage pictures are shown in the photo gallery.
Documentation consists of a copy of the original window sticker and build documentation, a large service file with all records for the recent work, a Pontiac Historical Society (PHS) report, and more. Many recent receipts are shown in the photo gallery, and this GTO was reportedly sold new by Dunlap Pontiac in Bay City, Michigan as per the window sticker above.