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1965 Tempest Wagon in GTO Trim

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago. It was the car that was built by High Performance Pontiac back in the early 90s with a "what if" Pontiac had created a GTO trim wagon. I actually read that article way back when and it kindled the desire to one day pretty much do the same thing. I eventually (3 years ago) found a 65 Tempest wagon and had parked it with the hope of one day (within 8 years) of building it up into my dream wagon. Well, this wagon came up for sale and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. Wife gave me the go ahead and now it's mine. Great woman! Here it is:




The car has a 389 with tripower and 6x heads. Disc brakes all around and lowered hotchkiss suspension. Love this car!
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Wow, that’s a very cool wagon !! I would be even happy to own that, enjoy.
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Sweet ride! Very few Wagon out there. It looks bad ass in gto trim!
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Looks good,
I remember it from ePay.
http://www.dailyturismo.com/2017/04/...oject-car.html

GTO Jr. - A.K.A. SPRINT 6
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Yeah, that's how I came across it.
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Original SUV, pack up the kids and dog and and shake them up a little bit....love it, great buy!!!

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Nice find! Looks great! Any pics of the engine compartment? Enjoy!!
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Nice find! Looks great! Any pics of the engine compartment? Enjoy!!
Thanks! I currently have the center carb being "corrected" by Mike Wasson. Once that's back and on the car I'll get some pics up.
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Thanks! I currently have the center carb being "corrected" by Mike Wasson. Once that's back and on the car I'll get some pics up.
We will be looking for smokey doughnut burn-outs and a couple figure 8's to be included in the photo package. And if you are feeling up to it, let's throw in one of those late 1960's fire burnouts.
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Great news! I have that old magazine, with that article. Liked the car then, like it now. What's NOT to like? Totally unique and practical ride, IMO. Enjoy.
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