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Here the front nose is tried out. Jim concludes, "In closing, I must point out that it has cost me 50k Canadian or about 33k American and I would do it all over again in a New York minute!!!! All the people that I have bought parts from and ask advise on have been the salt of the Earth. Not once in the 5 1/2 years have I ever been poorly treated or ripped off. I would like to thank all of you who have helped me. The GTO was not available here in 65, so my project was that much harder to find parts." CLICK->
Take a look at this dash. Very nice! CLICK->
Here's a shot in through the passenger door. CLICK->
The center console is installed between where the seats will go. CLICK->
Vintage racer Dick Jesse "Mr. Unswitchable" used to drive this modified wheel base white 1965 GTO hardtop. Jesse worked for Royal Pontiac, one of the leaders in the performance modification business. CLICK->
Black 1965 GTO sport coupe owned by Carol Rickman from Harleton, Texas. Carol commented, "This is one of Four we are working on and just like kids - there is always something new to buy for them." CLICK->
What would you think if you saw this the morning after a storm? Chad Logan sent in these pictures of his 1965 GTO. He is in Indiana. Chad is curator of www.musclecarwebsite.com CLICK->
The branch did a lot of damage to the dash too. Chad added, "Now I know… I need counseling! Angry… Upset… Speechless…." CLICK->
1965 GTO wagon owned by David from Potomac River, Virginia. Judging from the VIN it was created from a 1965 Tempest Custom Wagon. David says that he has owned it for 6 years and that it's a blast to drive. Right now, he's got it FOR SALE! CLICK->
What's under the hood of this red 1965 GTO-lookin' wagon? Is it worthy of the name? YES! It's got a 428 Engine: NOS 428 standard bore fitted with a 1969 428 crank, cast rods w/sps bolts, balanced assembly, RAIV oil pump and shaft, 4 cly chain and gears, full length windage tray, NOS front cover, NOS balancer assy, waterpump, 100 amp alternator, Crane "s" cam w/gm lifters, GM pushrods, P.C. 1:6.5 rockers, 1971 cast cylinder heads number "96", 2.11" intake and 1.77" exhaust valves, NOS 1965 Tripower valve springs, pocket ported, bronze guides, P.C. seals, surfaced 0.030", 1965 Tripower cast Iron; complete, mechanical linkage, stainless steel choke tube, 1965 valley cover, and NOS chrome valve covers. CLICK->
Red 1965 GTO-lookin' wagon. How about the rest of the drivetrain: 1970 GTO THG400 transmission with shift kit, roller thrust washers, GM deep pan kit, new converter, full 2 inch dual exhaust to back, power disk brakes, 12 bolt posi (2 series gears), and 1 inch front sway bar. This car has had a lot of performance modifications.
This red 1965 GTO-lookin' wagon was featured in an older edition of High Performance Pontiac magazine. They were doing a feature on 455 engines. 455 Mania! Maniacal!!! 455 craziness!! Whoo! CLICK->
Here's a rear view of the Tempest wagon. Yes, it says "GTO" on the back, too. It has a trailer hitch. CLICK->
Inside we find a 67 console, his/hers shifter, vacuum/MPG gauge on console, 1964 GTO rally steering wheel, tilt column, 1965 GTO gauge cluster, power bucket seats, auto dimming rearview mirror, power windows, power door locks (front doors only), and seat belts for five. CLICK->
Black 1965 GTO sport coupe owned by Neal Rickman from Harleton, Texas. Neal commented, "I got this off a kid that said it was ugly. I traded my wife's Jeep for it. I also got a 67 Ranchero in the deal which I sold. I fixed up the GTO and now the kid cries everytime we drive by. Kids today, you got to love them.... LOL" PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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