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Pro Street yellow 1965 GTO hardtop, right rear view. CLICK->
Pro Street yellow 1965 GTO hardtop, front end view. CLICK->
Pro Street yellow 1965 GTO hardtop, 455 engine view! CLICK->
Red 1965 GTO hardtop owned by Jon Lind. CLICK->
Ads like these were run in the car enthusiast-type magazines. This one encourages you to join the Royal Racing Team. It was sent in by Chad Logan. Royal Pontiac sold a lot of mailorder performance parts for Pontiacs. They were based in Royal Oak, Michigan. CLICK->
Let's review this 1965 GeeTO Tiger artwork on a sticker by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. It is a crazy dude with his eyeball hanging out. He has no shirt, and a tiger is clawing on his back as he shifts a smokin' GTO. This is very wacky artwork. There is a (c) copyright on it though. Don't save, copy, or duplicate this one.
Take a look at this 1965 GTO hardtop that Jesse Lyon from Vancover B.C, Canada is restoring. The engine compartment is covered, but not by a hood. Looks like a straight car, though. Just add wheels. And a few other expensive things. CLICK->
Here's the rear end of Jesse's project 1965 GTO. Can anyone identify the type and year of car parked next to it? It is a station wagon. That is one of the fun things about visiting a junkyard, trying to pick out all the makes and models from a distance. Often they are mangled beyond recognition. But then, if you've memorized every paint shade ever produced, you can STILL tell what kind of car it is. On the station wagon, it is a 1950's era wagon. You can tell from the wraparound front windshield and the squarish vent window. CLICK->
It looks like the interior is already done. CLICK->
Here's another shot of the navy blue interior. CLICK->
Here's the back seat in Jesse's 1965 GTO. Pontiac's upholstery department made some really cool seat designs. Hopefully, Jesse will send more pictures when he is done restoring this car. CLICK->
Jesse finished the restoration of his 1965 GTO. He painted it Midnight Blue. You can see the blue on the front edge of the hood. Jesse comments, "I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm just having some stalling problems when it gets hot. Starts up fine when it's cold. When it gets to around 180 degrees, it just dies. Then it sounds like the battery is dead and won't start again. Bummer! I've heard everything from vapour lock to wrong piston size. Any ideas?" CLICK->
Midnight Blue 1965 GTO hardtop, left rear view. That is one big boat in the background. CLICK->
This is a Tiger Gold 1965 GTO sport coupe from Andy Tajblik III. The car sports an old Ohio license plate. CLICK->
Another view of Andy's Tiger Gold 1965 GTO sport coupe. You can see on the passenger side, that this car has a vertical post between the side windows. Part of the post is a window frame for the back side window. The rest of the post is actually a metal frame that runs all around the passenger window. Post cars are thought to be a little more structurally sound because of this extra framing. It adds strength and more stiffness to the sides of the car. But some people think that the fat vertical post is a distraction, and it detracts from the styling of the car. You decide which version you like best, post or no post.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Joshua MacCormack (jmac052880.@yahoo.com) - "Its nice to know a site like this exists, to see a lot of what people do to their GTO's, and they are beautiful."