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Here is a shot during the restoration. Bruce adds, "We didn't realize the right-rear quarter was as bad as it was, so it was replaced. The left-rear only needed a small amount of metal. A new trunk floor was also installed. " CLICK->
Bruce continues, "This picture was taken the day it went in for the Burgundy. The paint was still good but I was not happy with our amateur body part alignments that my son and I had done 20 years ago." CLICK->
Here is a 65 GTO that was partially damaged in a garage fire. As of
January 2006, it is for sale in Delaware County, Indiana. It is a
Tri-Power 4-speed coupe, NOM with a BW Super T-10 4 speed and it STILL
STARTS! Tires still hold air but this car will require another frame-off.
The last one was done 12K miles ago in 1992. Interested parties can
call Craig George for details at 765-744-3099. CLICK->
Rear end view. The paint has bubbled right off. Look at the blue bucket in the trunk. It is melted. Looks like there are some spare burnt parts that come with this car. CLICK->
Wow, this thing is a mess inside. I've made these photos extra large so you can see all the gory details. Vinyl parts are not very resistant to heat. CLICK->
The dash looks melted. The chrome is oxidized. CLICK->
Can you believe this thing still runs?!? CLICK->
Starlight Black 1965 hardtop owned by Cap and Robin Proffitt from Ellinwood, Kansas. Cap had this story to share, "I bought my first 65 GTO brand new. I had it 1 1/2 years and sold it when I went into the Army. In 04, my wife Robin said, 'Let's just go get another one!' After a 'process' we found this beauty in Oregon. Being just as described, we bought and drove it home to Kansas - thru the Giant California Redwoods, the California coast, and as much of Route 66 as we could find. We had a Blast! We'll never forget it. We've done a LOT to it and finally feel it's presentable enough to be included on your Fantastic Website. It earned 2nd in Popular Vote Modified at the 2005 GTOAA and was graced with 1st in PV Modified at the 2006 GTOAA. Thank You All!" CLICK->
There is a Tri-Power under the hood of Cap and Robin's Starlight Black 1965 hardtop. Actually, it's a 421 tripower connected to a 4-speed manual transmission and a 3.55 Posi rear. CLICK->
This one has the floor shift manual transmission with center console. It has the non-pushbutton AM radio. CLICK->
Starlight Black 1965 GTO hardtop, trunk view. CLICK->
Starlight Black 1965 GTO hardtop, left front view. It sports a set of vintage looking Cragar wheels. The 421ci Tri-Power engine breathes out through an X-pipes system by R.A.R.E. CLICK->
Here are some updated photos of Cap and Robin Proffitt's Starlight Black 1965 GTO hardtop. They explain, " The paint was ruined in an epoxy paint over-spray incident. This was one of 'While you're at it.....', one thing led to another and you it results in a frame-off. Kudos to Ron's Restoration of Glade, Kansas for the awesome paint. During the frame off, all chrome was recoated. Front disc brakes were added. Tom Wilhite of Wilhite Automotive Derby, Kansas stroked the 421 Tri-Power out to 454 with a roller cam and balanced internals." CLICK->
Starlight Black 1965 GTO hardtop, right rear view. It has red pinstripes. CLICK->
Looking up the passenger side. Looks very smooth. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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