1965 Pontiac GTO
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'65 Pontiac GTO, 4spd 389 Tri-Power Convertible, PHS Documented

NEW ARRIVAL! Here before you is the king of the hill when you are looking for a '65 GTO. Formerly of the Zeb Morris Collection, this is a genuine PHS documented GTO Convertible, factory equipped 389 Tri-Power, 4spd manual transmission. Showing a mere 391 miles on a concours frame-off restoration. With the exception of a few items changed out as a practical consideration, she appears as she did when she rolled off the assembly line in 1965 according to the PHS.

The current purchased the vehicle out of the Zeb Morris Estate sale in 2011 as a fresh restoration, showing only 5 miles on the restoration. The factory front power drums were upgraded to disc brakes to improve the driving experience and overall safety considerations. The current owner also set the factory wood wheel aside and installed a smaller diameter custom wood wheel, again to enhance the driving experience for anyone over six feet tall. The OE Rally 1's shod in redline bias-ply tires are safely stored, the car currently fitted with Magnum 500 Road Wheels wrapped in radial redline meats. The effect is a period correct look with a solid road feel and predictable handling dynamics. Both sets of wheels and tires are included in the sale.

In the words of the owner, “this car is flawless and runs perfectly.” The GTO's body lines show crisply in Mayfair Maize like a freshly pressed linen suit, elegantly offset by a Black soft top and matching bucket seat interior. She is turn-key ready and looking nearly new. Body prep and paint is significantly better than factory original. Body gaps are even and tight, overall panel fit is better than the factory could ever produce.

Lifting the hood reveals a well-detailed 389/360 HP 3x2bbl factory original engine. The motor is perhaps glossier than stock, but looks sharp.

Excellent workmanship on reproduction interior soft trim, fitted with rolled bucket seats and upholstery. She is as factory optioned wood-rimmed steering wheel and wood-grained trim, Rally instrumentation, power steering, power brakes, and push-button AM radio. The smaller diameter wood steering wheel and modern Hurst shifter are the only deviations from stock. The original wheel has been boxed and set aside and included in the sale.

Principal Use

Private Museum Piece

Conditional Grade

Excellent Plus
90%-96% of showroom condition. Exceptionally nice. May have slight wear on exterior and interior finishes but visible only under close inspection consistent with years of show detailing, climate controlled storage, enclosed transport, and indoor display. Most cars in this class are not driven more than a few miles per year.

Overall Originality

Restored Concours

Vehicle has usually been professionally restored to the current highest standard, using a combination of refurbished original parts, exact reproduction parts, and new old stock (NOS) parts. Attention to replicating factory fit, finishes, and marking details are paid attention to. Bare metal finishes may be mimicked with paints and coatings to prevent corrosion. Paint and body may exceed the quality produced by the factory.

SYA's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
389 Tri-Power V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below

Body

Body Color
Mayfair Maize
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Pontiac
Model
GTO
Miles
391
Stock
442

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
389 Tri-Power V8
Transmission Type
4spd Hurst
Body Style
Convertible
Principal Use
Private Museum Piece
Conditional Grade
Excellent Plus
Overall Originality
Restored Concours
Current Location
Seattle, WA

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