1965 Pontiac GTO


1965 Pontiac GTO

1965 Pontiac GTO

In 1965 both the Pontaic Lemans and Tempest were restyled to include twin vertical headlights. With the new look came increased horsepower from improved intake manifolds and radical camshafts. That year Pontiac sold over 75 000 Tempest GTOs which convinced Pontiac to make the GTO its own model.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$2 787 USD
engineV8
valvetrainPushrod Operated OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement6377 cc / 389.1 in³
bore103.12 mm / 4.06 in
stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in
compression10.75:1
power242.4 kw / 335 bhp
specific output52.53 bhp per litre
bhp/weight217.25 bhp per tonne
torque580.3 nm / 428.0 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires7.50 x 14 red stripe
rear tires7.50 x 14 red stripe
front brakesDrums
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
steeringRecirculating Ball
curb weight1542 kg / 3400 lbs
wheelbase2921 mm / 115.0 in
front track1473 mm / 58.0 in
rear track1473 mm / 58.0 in
length5156 mm / 203.0 in
width1862 mm / 73.3 in
height1372 mm / 54.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.56:1, 1.91:1, 1.48:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive3.23:1
top speed~196.3 kph / 122.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph~18 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~16.1 seconds

Auction Sales History

1965 Pontiac GTO

1965 Pontiac GTO Coupe – sold for $30,000. Matching numbers. Frame-off restoration from November 2006-2008 by Gear Head Garage in Sacramento. 389 CI engine. Comp Cams extreme energy hydraulic roller camshaft with roller rocker arms. 4-speed Muncie transmission. 3.73 positraction. 4-wheel power disc brakes. Front and rear anti-sway bars with coilover springs in front. Centerforce dual friction clutch. Less than 1,000 miles since engine and drivetrain rebuild. Pontiac Historical Society documentation. Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum

1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible 389/360 HP – sold for $61,000 Numbers matching. WS 389 motor, 360 HP. 4-Speed.transmission. Tri Power. Safe-T-Track rear axle 355. Ride and handling package. Center console. Rally gauge cluster and tach. Soft-ray windshield. Custom sport. Steering wheel. Rally One wheels. 775-14 Redline tires. Dash pad. AM radio. PHS documents. California miles show. 820, believed to be actual. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum