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Painted roofs were a factory option, can be read right off the original trim tag, next to PAINT. Next to embossed PAINT, (or PNT), the trim tag should read Y for Mayfair Maize, then I'd bet C for Cameo Ivory. If the 2nd letter is a different letter than C, do a quick web search for '65 GTO colors.
Owned a '67 GTO Sports Coupe in the late 80's, Montego Cream with a Signet Gold painted roof, was built out of the Kansas City plant. The original trim tag noted the two different letters, T and G. A peculiar thing, the stamped 2nd letter code(upper paint color) used a slightly smaller font G. Since then, have owned several dozen LeMans and T-37 partscars and one other GTO with contrasting factory painted roofs. Current factory 400 4spd '72 Coupe has the option (cameo ivory painted roof).
Not that well known, but many dealers in the South and Southwest optioned cars with the lighter colored painted roofs to help reflect hot summer sun rays. Sometimes dealers even ordered two tone paint treatment in odd ways. Parted on a '65 Tempest wagon in large country yard that was Mayfair Maize with a black painted top. On the '65 & '65 Tempest wagons, there is just a paint line, no trim separating the colors, like there was on "two tone" two door hardtop, 2door Sports Coupe, or even a 4door. On the hardtops, coupes, & sedans, "vinyl top" stainless trim was used to separate the two colors. In nice straightable condition, this trim has been very hard to find in even old country boneyards for a long long time. In the late '80's and through the 90's I took the time to pull such trim, as realized there was a demand for it.
Hope this helped, welcome to the forum!