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 by Richard Owen
price $ $2 787 USD
engine V8
valvetrain Pushrod Operated OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 6377 cc / 389.1 in³
bore 103.12 mm / 4.06 in
stroke 95.2 mm / 3.75 in
compression 10.75:1
power 242.4 kw / 335 bhp
specific output 52.53 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 217.25 bhp per tonne
torque 580.3 nm / 428.0 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 7.50 x 14 red stripe
rear tires 7.50 x 14 red stripe
front brakes Drums
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
steering Recirculating Ball
curb weight 1542 kg / 3400 lbs
wheelbase 2921 mm / 115.0 in
front track 1473 mm / 58.0 in
rear track 1473 mm / 58.0 in
length 5156 mm / 203.0 in
width 1862 mm / 73.3 in
height 1372 mm / 54.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.56:1, 1.91:1, 1.48:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive 3.23:1
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