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Blue Charcoal 1965 LeMans convertible project, rear end view. CLICK->
Let's peek inside the trunk. Lots of rust. CLICK->
Lucas pulled out the interior to reveal more rust. Floor rust is more common in convertibles. Many times, a top will leak water onto the floor. If a car is stored outside with a leaky or missing top, well, it's like a rain catcher and rust factory. CLICK->
Iris Mist 1965 GTO convertible owned by Mike Casale from San Diego, California. Mike tells us, "I have owned this car since 1984. It has Rally Gauges, 4-speed, and a 3.55 Posi rear end. The engine is a 389 with 335hp. The engine code is WT, the heads are 77, and the build date is a match. The car is equipped with a center console. I am the 3rd owner." CLICK->
Iris Mist 1965 GTO convertible with the top up. CLICK->
Mike Sacco sent in this old 1965 GTO hardtop window sticker. You can verify that it was a GTO by the option code W62. The option only cost $295.90 on the base model LeMans. What a deal. Mike tells us more, "This car is no longer in existance. According to the guy I got these papers from, it was parted out in 1985. Too bad, since just about every option box on the order form was checked off making for a nicely equipped (and rare) car. The original owner was Myrtle Potsch from Santa Monica, Ca.. It was sold new at Bruin Motors in West Los Angeles. Just guessing that she was the proverbial 'little old lady' as I doubt there were many twenty-something year-olds with the name Myrtle in the 1960's! This car was a factory order (I have the sales contract too) and was painted the not-so-common Mission Beige (code VV) with black vinyl interior." CLICK->
Nightwatch Blue 1965 GTO sport coupe owned by Herb Stratton from Merritt Island, Florida. Herb tells us, "I found car in Hemmings back in 1997. I did a total frame off restoration. The car is original a GTO post coupe with a 4-speed, Tri-power, a/c, console, power steering and brakes, 3.23 Posi rear, and Rally Gauges. I added wood wheel, splitters and Hurst wheels." CLICK->
Nightwatch Blue 1965 GTO sport coupe, right rear view. CLICK->
Blue 1965 GTO hardtop owned by Harry Gedney. It's got a 455 with dual 4-barrel carbs linked to a 4-speed manual transmission. Harry also has a 1969 GTO. You can see it by clicking on the Advanced Picture Seacher (loaded with "Harry Gedney" as the owner). CLICK->
White and Yellow 1965 GTO hardtops owned by Paul McCalla Loganville, Georgia. Does it get any better than this? CLICK->
This is a Nightwatch Blue 1965 GTO convertible project car. CLICK->
Nightwatch Blue 1965 GTO convertible project car. This car was completed with a correct engine that sat dormant for nearly 19 years. After changing most of the gaskets, rebuilding the AFB, priming the oil pump and giving it a shot of Amoco Ultimate, the old 389 fired up.
Nightwatch Blue 1965 GTO convertible project, left front view. CLICK->
Nightwatch Blue 1965 GTO convertible project, interior view. Looks like the car on the left might be a Firebird? CLICK->
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