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Money Pit
ronayers1965 ronayers1965 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Vehicle Name Money Pit
Year 1965
Make Pontiac
Model GTO
Color Palmetto Green
Packages Gauge package HD suspension, tinted glass, 4 speed
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
History I purchased this car in Jan 2019 from a guy in Riverside Ca who had started a restoration 7 years ago and had some very questionable shops work on it. So far I've had to redo everything they had done. This guys brother had purchased it from a guy in Idaho 8-9 years ago. I have the guys name, but so far have been unable to reach him. From what I can tell, the car was drag raced. It had a bracket welded to the cross member for a pull rope hook and has a later model 12 bolt ( 70 or later) posi-traction rear end. I've had it researched through PHS as well. It originally left the factory with the 389 4bl. 3 speed manual transmission, tinted glass and rear window defogger. From what I can gather, it was converted to a 4 speed in the early days as it is "period correct". it was build the 2 week of January 1965 in Pontiac Michigan and the engine was cast in early December 1964. I hope to find out more about its history.
No exterior modifications


In-Car Entertainment
Not yet!

Under the Hood
1965 Pontiac GTO Under the Hood 1965 Pontiac GTO Under the Hood
389 Bl with Eldelbrock PB4 intake and Holley carb.

Just completely rebuilt HD suspension

Wheel and Tire
Still deciding. It was converted to front disk brakes and from what I am told the Gen 1 Pontiac rally wheels will not clear the brake calipers and possibly the Gen 2 as well. It came with a set of IROC 16" wheels ( ugly) and a set of old Keystone wheels as well. I would love the gen 1 or gen 2 wheels if I can find some that fit. Suggestions?
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