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It's hard to imagine that the Pontiac GTO might never have made it into production. Had it not been for a small group of managers at Pontiac who were also car enthusiasts and visionaries, the GTO might not have been.
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HIGHLIGHTS: Real deal 1965 Pontiac GTO complete with PHS docs and the original buildsheet! Believed to be the original 389 V8 equipped with Tri-Power and a 4-speed manual. Restored in the late 90s to the correct and Rare Mayfair Maze exterior complimented with gorgeous black interior. This is a quick little muscle car that really shows what a Goat can do! BODY OVERVIEW: Panels are clean and straight, chrome and other brightwork in good driver-quality condition. You may find a minor defect here or there, but overall this is a gorgeous car! The body is very straight and all exterior pieces are both present and intact. The body appears to have been in very good condition when the yellow paint was applied. It received new quarters during the restoration but beyond that it appears to be all the original panels. PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: Repainted during the restoration to its factory correct Mayfair Maze. a few touchups are present, chrome is in great shape, body gaps are very nice. There are some minor chips and discoloration areas to be found, but it has excellent curb appeal. The paint is in good condition, and showing no signs of peeling or damage beyond some small rock chips here and there that are to be expected for a car that gets driven. With 17,000 miles logged since the restoration, this is a restored car that is broken in and some minor blemishes come with that territory. INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Original-style black vinyl interior, no rips or tears, no cracking in dash, and all other items appear intact. An aftermarket tachometer has been installed in the dash, but fits in and is a welcome addition. Not much bad to say about the interior at all. It is has held up very well, and looks to have been put together correctly when the car was restored. The seats, dash, door panels, and all other items show minimal wear. A Pontiac wood steering wheel has been installed recently in favor of the original style black plastic, and it looks absolutely stunning against the black interior. MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Believed to be the original 389 V8, WT suffix - Which means it would have been a 4-bbl originally. However the Tri-Power setup is visually a nice addition and is tuned very well. Pop open the hood and youll be greeted by a fully detailed engine bay as well as those three gorgeous two-barrel carburetors sitting atop what is believed to be the original 389 V8. While it isnt 100% factory correct, it does look fantastic and would be more than presentable at a car show. This engine obviously equipped with a mild cam, MSD distributor and an aluminum radiator simply purrs like one would expect. WHAT YOULL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The spirit of the GTO is alive and well in this example! If you havent driven a Tri-Power car before, one lap around the block in this car would make you fall in love. It sounds great, runs great, and is a true muscle car. WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: The paint could be nicer, but is presentable. The body looks like it would be very accepting of a fresh coat, and that would really give this GTO a next-level appearance! DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? It is turn key, but the Flowmaster mufflers have seen better days and could stand to be replaced. It still sounds fantastic though! WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? For the discerning buyer looking for a great quality classic muscle car they can drive the way GM intended, this would be a great choice. If you are looking to relive your glory days, or simply want an affordable American icon, this is the car for you. It is nice enough that it will always turn heads, but not so nice that you would be afraid to drive it like a muscle car. After all, banging gears is half the fun! Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning N/A Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge N/A Temperature Gauge NO Fuel Gauge YES Tachometer YES Wipers YES Horn YES Radio YES Headlights YES; driver low beam out Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights NO Turn Signals YES Emergency Brake YES Tire Condition: Great tread, 2013 date codes Keys Ignition, Trunk & Door YES Runs & Drives YES
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