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Hi Everyone!

First post in this community and looking for some help identifying info on a 65 Pontiac I’m inheriting.

After glancing at photos it’s an all red GTO based off emblems with a 4 speed but after looking into decoding the vin, I believe it’s a Tempest Lemans, but confused as to why it has GTO emblems on the exterior and interior

The vin is: 237375K138839

Where I found that it’s a 65 Tempest Lemans from Kansas City.

The main trouble I have is decoding the engine bay tag that’s on the firewall.

07A 7691
ST 65 - 23727 KAN 5095 PAINT
TR 216 - R-R BODY
W 2LGP 5N

I don’t have any info on the motor for now. Any info or help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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In 65 the model was a LeMans. The GTO was an option on top of the LeMans. The best way to get its provenance is to send for the info on your car to Pontiac Historical Services.
 

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Thank you for the recommendation, I’ll have to give that a shot!

Heres a few photos of the tags I mentioned, in case anyone can tell based off the photos.

140458

140459
 

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That car was made in Kansas. Kansas used 5N on the data plate for a GTO. Yours has 5N on the data plate, so it looks like it is a real GTO. But I would still get the info from PHS.
 

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Thanks guys for the help, I just received the PHS docs and it is indeed a real GTO.
It has the original 389, and has a 4 speed but unsure if it’s the original yet.

I’m having a hard time finding similar “barnfind”, very original GTO’s for sale or that have sold, most are fully restored, it’s all there with hardly any rust besides a bit in the trunk. I’ll most likely be selling it to fund another project I’m doing.

Anyone have an idea what the value of it could be?
 
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