This custom 1965 Pontiac GTO is a true stunner, with a ridiculous amount of time, effort, and money poured into making it stand out at any car show it happens to attend. Now, it’s up for sale.
Let’s start outside, where we find this Pontiac GTO was chopped three inches in front and four inches in back, then leaned forward a further four inches. The bodywork also includes deleted and smoothed-out drip rails, deleted side glass, molded headlamp bezels, molded bumpers, a custom grille, deleted weatherstripping, debadging, and shaved door handles, to name just a few of the body mods. The tail lamps were restyled as well.
Finally, the whole thing was slathered in a two-tone paint job, with black on top, and purple on bottom, plus black-and-white checkered flag graphics applied in between. “Fifty hours were spent taping and painting the car, those are not decals,” the seller points out.
Finishing off the Pontiac GTO’s exterior are five-spoke Boyd Coddington alloy wheels measuring in at 17 inches by 8 inches in front, and 18 inches by 8 inches in the rear, with Goodyear F1 rubber providing the traction.
Further custom work can be found inside, where the kick panels and door panels were smoothed out and polished. A custom paint scheme was added to match the exterior, while the glovebox, ashtray, and heater controls were deleted to add a cleaner look. A set of digital gauges were mounted behind the steering wheel, and new upholstery was applied to the factory seats. There’s also a 1973 Trans Am steering column, plus a Hurst shifter.
Making the go in this 1965 Pontiac GTO is a rebuilt 427 V8 with 425 horsepower on tap, plus a polished intake, Holley carb, and HEI ignition. There are also finned aluminum valve covers, billet components for the pulleys and brackets, and a chrome alternator, while dual electric fans keep the oversized radiator at the right temperature. A Flowmaster exhaust system provides the soundtrack, while a Turbo 400 automatic transmission with a 10-bolt rear end routes the power.
The seller claims it would cost more than $100,000 to duplicate everything done to this particular vehicle, which sports just 5,500 miles on it since the rebuild was completed. Now, this custom 1965 Pontiac GTO is up for grabs, listed for sale by Volo Auto Sales in Illinois for $52,998.
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Source: Volo Auto Sales