Ron Dessel sends in this scan of an interesting 1965 model year pamphlet he owns. It contains pictures and a detailed description of each Pontiac engine offered in 1965. Notice that there were only two engine offerings for the GTO in 1965. It also describes the manual transmissions available. The blocks are very blue on this page. CLICK->
Phil from Poughkeepsie, New York just picked up (or scraped up) this 1965 LeMans convertible from an old salvage yard. Phil adds, "Perhaps some of it's parts can live again on a car that may have a pulse. As you can see this one died, but it will live again in some ways. There is no frame in the middle and barely anywhere else." CLICK->
Wow. Here's the left side of Phil's find. By the way, wives just love it when you bring home a rusted hulk such as this! CLICK->
Cameo Ivory 1965 GTO hardtop owned by Tommy Nolen from Richmond, Virginia. It is PHS documented and has options such as an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, tilt wheel, and rear defroster. Tommy says, "The restoration was completed in June 2003. The car is shown with standard wheels in AACA National shows. I switch to the Radir wheels for the hot rod shows." CLICK->
Here's a shot of the Tri-power engine in Tommy's Cameo Ivory 1965 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
Cameo Ivory 1965 GTO hardtop, left front view. This must be the Radir wheels. Most versions of the original Batmobile has this same brand of wheels. ...except the Batmobile had the wheel centers changed to bat logos. CLICK->
Red 1965 Tri-power GTO hardtop as seen at the Automobilia Moonlite carshow in the Oldtown District of Wichita Kansas the night of July 12th 2003. It's got a red engine block. He's got his hood insulation between the hood skin and crossmembers. These pictures were taken by Stephan A Wright. Stephan commented, "This carshow is one big block party spread over approximately ten city blocks with close to 1000 cars entered and about five different bands playing till midnite when all the cars fire up and leave the show cruising thru downtown Wichita. Last year one of the better burnouts during the cruise was of course done by a GOAT." CLICK->
Red 1865 GTO hardtop, left rear view. Looks like he's got some bigger meats in the rear. CLICK->
Red 1965 GTO hardtop, right side view. CLICK->
Teal Turquoise 1965 GTO convertible owned by Diane Horning from Reno, Nevada. This car was Hot August Nights show winner in 2002, Jim Wanger's pick at the Western POCI Regionals in 2002, shown at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada October 2002 through April 2003, and first in class at the 1997 GTOAA Nationals 1997. This is one of three 1965 GTO national winners owned by Russ & Diane Horning. CLICK->
Teal Turquoise 1965 GTO convertible, interior view. It's got the Custom Sports Steering Wheel and Air Conditioning. CLICK->
There's a Ram Air Tripower engine under the hood of this Teal Turquoise 1965 GTO convertible! CLICK->
Teal Turquoise 1965 GTO convertible, left front view. CLICK->
Burgundy 1965 GTO hardtop owned by Russel Horning from Reno, Nevada. This car was Hot August Nights trophy winner in 1992, First in class at the GTOAA Nationals in 1996, First in class at the POCI Nationals in 1997, shown at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada October 2002 through April 2003, and First in class at the POCI Western Regionals in 2002. CLICK->
Looking down the right side of Russell Horning's burgundy 1965 GTO hardtop. That's Diane Horning's Teal Turquoise 1965 GTO convertible in front of it.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Todd Lloyd (lentoddlloyd.@earthlink.net) - "Mattingly, apparently Pontiac blood must flow thru your veins which automatically qualifies you as on right-on dude. Well done."