Michael Lacy from Fountain Valley, California purchased this red 1965 GTO convertible about five years ago and has been slowly gathering parts for it. He says that he is looking for a silent partner who can help finance the restoration for a share of the ownership. He says it was originally black with a black interior and top. CLICK->
Here's a view of what's under the hood of Michael's red 1965 GTO convertible. CLICK->
The interior has a lot of modifications. With all the parts that Michael has gathered, he will build two cars. This one will be a show car. The other will be a LeMans retro racer with a tilt front end and straight front axle. CLICK->
Silver 1965 GTO sports coupe owned by Bruno Beltrame from Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada. Bruno is a member of The Classic GTO Club Of Ontario. His GTO has 455 Edelbrock heads, MSD ignition, and a 4-speed manual transmission. Pictures by John Lawton. CLICK->
A shot of the engine in Bruno's silver 1965 GTO sports coupe. CLICK->
Silver 1965 GTO sports coupe, interior view. This car has one of those handy circular steering wheels. It was made into a round shape so the car could be driven around corners with a minimum of effort. The circular shape of the wheel was popular with drivers around the world for its perfectly round shape. Soon after the invention of the auto, the rounded wheel replaced the single steering stick, or "tiller". Hail to round steering wheels, the staple of the automotive industry! This sure does seem funny to me as I sit here drinking a large glass of White Zinfandel wine! CLICK->
Kelly Holmes from Canada used to own this 1965 GTO. Kelly commented, "This 1965 GTO I purchased about ten years ago in southern Manitoba. The car was originally a Tri-Power 4-speed with no other options. When I bought this car it had no powertrain. It needed a lot of work but it was mostly there. The guy in the engine compartment was a buddy named Trevor. He thought it was a good idea to get involved! The funny part is that at the time of the photo, neither of us realized how much it resembled the early marketing tools of the PMD division, with their tigers coming out of the engine compartment. I sold the car not long after. (still kicking myself)" CLICK->
Jim Irvine from Calgary, Canada is restoring this Montero Red 1965 GTO hardtop. Jim says, "I bought it for a song in 1996. I thought I would spend a few $$. I ended up doing a total frame off. Every nut and bolt. All chrome redone. Frame blasted and powder coated. Engine, tranny, rear end completely redone. Interior from top to bottom. New trunk pan, quarters, and rockers. There's nothing that has not been attended to. Three base coats and three clear coats for final paint. It has been a labor of love and I would not want it any other way! This car was not available here in Canada in 1965, so finding original parts were hard to come by. I have bought numerous parts from the States in the past 6 years without any problems. Everyone has been fabulous." CLICK->
Here's a shot of the finished engine tucked between the frame rails. CLICK->
Another shot of the underside of Jim's Montero Red 1965 GTO project. CLICK->
A shot of the inside of the rear end. CLICK->
Here's the gas tank for Jim's Montero Red 1965 GTO. CLICK->
Jim sent in some updated pictures of his 1965 GTO restoration. Jim comments, "I bought the car 5 1/2 years ago for a song (so I thought) for $1600.00 American. It was PHS documented and seemed to have everything I wanted. A mildly optioned car, 4bbl, 4 speed, heavy suspension, door guards, radio, console, rear window defogger. All parts were there. However, all parts soon to discover were so so." CLICK->
Here's the front end of Jim's project 1965 GTO. Jim adds, "I decided to do frame off and make sure any replacement parts were NOS or very good used. New 1/4s, rockers and trunk pan. Rest of body was glass beaded. After 3 months of prep and metal work, the high solids were applied. Then 2 base coats followed by 3 coats of clear. (anyone who applies more base or clear is wasting money) The finished product depends on the applicator!!!!" CLICK->
Here the engine is in. Jim adds, "I treated myself to a few non options. Power Steering and front disc brakes. Interior has new foam and skins on all seats. New (aftermarket) door panels, sound deadener, headliner,weatherstripping and carpet. I completely detailed the dash parts, console and grille inserts, as well as the rear tail chrome, reverse lights, parking lights etc. I had all the original chrome replated. Console was done from top to bottom. Tranny was completely overhauled as was the engine. All the harnesses are new (aftermarket). Complementing this is a set of aftermarket Rally I's. The Harrison 4 core has also been re-cored." PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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