Larry Rawlings sent in the cover of this
1965 GTO model kit by AMT. He said he purchased it in 1966 or 1967. The
scale is 1/25. The side of the box says "All-American Show 'N Go".
The second picture is back of the box which has artwork showing a different version.
This artwork resembles that which Pontiac
advertising department used all the way up through the 1970's. You have
a car in a lush sophisticated setting of some sort. There is a couple in
the scene. The woman is always looking at the man in admiration like he's
her hero! What a swell guy you are for buying this GTO!
The side of the box shows how the stock convertible is build as well as
custom components such as weber carbs, drag slicks, and custom front and rear ends. CLICK->
AMT 3-in-1 1965 Pontiac Tempest GTO model kit. It can be built as a hardtop, convertible, or fast-back. One side
shows it built as a black "Competition Hardtop." The other side of the box shows the "Xtra Extras". Included is
how they make this a Fast-back. It has a top similar to the 66 and 67 GTOs. A red hardtop is on each side of
the AMT 3-in-1 1965 GTO model kit. It's shown with the custom grille and headlights. CLICK->
Ahh. This looks like a good one to build. If you
can't afford the real car, this kit would be the next best thing. Here's
a 1965 GTO model kit by Monogram. CLICK->
This 1965 GTO AMT "Modified Stocker" kit is pictured with all the
pieces. You can see the tires, the decal sheet, and all. CLICK->
This is an Aurora Tempest GTO. The one seen here was painted many different
colors. The kit was issued in 1965. It came with figures of a driver, a flagman,
and a three-man pit crew. The scale is 1/32. This one was sent in by
Jeff Hamlin from Virginia. CLICK->
Another issue of the Aurora model #664.
This is the box top. The box was also square, and was large enough to hold a 1/25 scale kit
quite easily. Lots of extra room within for this simple 1/32 scale model. This one was
purchased in Canada. What's strange was that the drawing on the sides of the box looked
like a 66/67 GTO, with a more curvy Coke bottle shape to the body. The tires are two-piece
plastic, and the kit is molded in orange. Wheels are Rally 1 style. The kit dates back to
the 70's or before, with no date codes on the instruction sheet or box. This kit included
the 4 man pit crew, just like the yellow version above. CLICK->
A 1965 GTO "Trophy Series" model kit manufactured by AMT. This particular
one sold for $66 on ebay in 2002. The kit has a neat tiger striped box.
The front bumper was smoothed into the fenders for a more streamlined look.
The kit can be built 3 ways, stock, custom, or drag. You can see the 389
powerplant, sideways fuel injectors, drag slicks, baby moon hubcaps,
different wheels and tires, custom interior items, custom bumpers, lights
and more. It also can be built as a convertible, hardtop or fastback. The box
lid shows the "custom" version of the car. The kit car has an old screw
bottom chassis. The side view photo was supplied by Kenny Gregrich. CLICK->
This 1965 GTO "Trophy Series" model kit's box was made in two versions. This box
lid shows the "drag" version of the car with sponsor stickers affixed.
The lower headlamps were removed to make an air induction system. There
was also a white striped box. CLICK->
1965 GTO "Trophy Series" sales ad sheet. Ads like this were used by AMT
salesmen to help promote their products to store buyers, then usually thrown away.
Advertising sheets like this are far more rare than the model kit it is advertising.
This one measures 8.5 x 11 inches. It was spotted at an online auction. CLICK->
1965 GTO model kit by AMT Ertl. This kit received many box designs over the years. CLICK->
1965 GTO model kit by AMT Ertl was a later release. It was still
a 3-in-1 kit. And here's the parts inside this kit. CLICK->
This version of the AMT Ertl 1965 GTO 3-in-1 kit shows a picture of a real
blue 1965 GTO convertible. They started marking them with the skill level.
On the side of this AMT Ertl model kit box is a view of the hardtop version
of the 1965 GTO you can build. CLICK->
Kenny Gregrich picked up this
1965 GTO model at a Wal-Mart. It is an AMT/Ertl brand 1/25 scale convertible.
The 1998 version is a 3-in-1 kit for stock, custom, or drag. Just like the two other versions
of the AMT kit above, the box states that it can be built as a convertible, hardtop, or
custom hardtop. CLICK->
Here is a 2001 version of the convertible. Jeff and Julie Klein
found this new 1965 AMT model. It's yet another version of this gold
convertible. The stock number is 31514 with a number modifier of 1HD (1:25 scale plastic).
You can see a big list of all the stock numbers of GTO models on the last "Shelf" of models,
called "Shelf #8". CLICK->
Here's the 2002 version. This time it's Iris Mist. The stock number is 31742. CLICK->
Here's another Iris Mist version that came out in 2005. The stock number is 31742x. CLICK->
Yet another verion of this AMT/Ertl 1965 GTO. CLICK->
Jeff Williams built up his AMT 3n1 1965 GTO model kit as a convertible. He
painted it with Model Car World Evening Orchid Metallic paint. Looks close
to Iris Mist. CLICK->
Polvie Nils from Belgium shows us his built up 1965 AMT model. He's got the underside
lit with LED lights. You can see a green one under the front bumper and a red one
just in front of the rear wheel. Polvie had this to say,
"I'm a huge fan of the Pontiac GTO. I'm only 16 years old and can't
have a car now but, I bought a model Pontiac GTO."CLICK->
This AMT kit featured three Muscle Cars! Of course, the
star of the lineup is the 1965 GTO. The second picture shows the box side panel.
Pics were supplied by Kenny Gregrich. CLICK->
1965 GTO slot car kit is 1/32 scale by KB. CLICK->
Another view of the box and the parts, and a shot of the underside when assembled. CLICK->
Take a close look at this cool garage diorama that Matt Dillon built for his Black
1965 GTO hardtop. I believe the 65 is a 1:18 scale die-cast. Look at all this stuff
in here. The 65 is sitting on a four post hoist. There's a batter charger, sledge
hammer, air compressor, tool box, engine stand and a bunch of stuff on top of the
workbench. The garage has working windows in the walls, pictures on the walls, a
cool floor - there's even siding on the outside.There's a gold 66 GTO on the
other side. We've got a close up of that too, in the 1966 Model Lot.
1965 GTO dealer promo model. This promo is missing both
windshield posts and has some roof cracks. When I saw this at an online
auction, the bidding price was already $51. CLICK->
1965 GTO dealer promotional car. The color is Blue Charcoal
Metallic. This was the first year for the GTO promo model. This one was sent
in by a collector of GTO and Firebird promo models, John Witzke
from Iowa. He purchased this model for $450. It came
with the original box. It is in near mint condition. CLICK->
Reef Turquoise hardtop 1965 GTO promo model car. CLICK->
Mark Nagle has a 1965 GTO hardtop promo in Reef Turquoise, with original box. CLICK->
1965 GTO convertible dealer promotional car. The color
is Mission Beige. This is another one sent in by a John Witzke.
He purchased this model for $405. It too is in near mint condition. CLICK->
Mark Nagel shows us a picture of his 1965 GTO CV promo in Mission Beige,
with it's original box. Mark points out that the boxes for all 1965 GTO
promos (hardtop and convertibles) are stamped with the word TEMPEST, and
not GTO. CLICK->
Not a model kit, but a 1965 GTO convertible toy. It was made by SIKU
of Germany in the 60's. The detailing is a bit weird, but they are really hard to find in
the States. Love that windshield! The car is about 1:58th scale. The photo is from Mark
Nagel. That's not all! Why not check out
Shelf #3 ?
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