Exterior Color: Montero Red
Interior Color: Black
Interior Material: Fabric
Engine: 389-cubic-inch V8 (335 HP)
Transmission: Muncie 4-Speed Manual
This '65 GTO is beautiful! The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was manufactured from 1963 to 1974. The first generation of the GTO is credited as popularizing the muscle car market segment in the 1960s. The Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models. By the early 1960s, Pontiac's advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance. With GM's ban on factory-sponsored racing, Pontiac's managers began to emphasize street performance. The GTO's creation involved transforming the upcoming second-generation Pontiac Tempest into a sporty car, with a larger 389 cu in (6.4 L) Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 326 cu in (5.3 L) V8. By promoting the big-engine option as a special high-performance model, they could appeal to the youth market (which had also been recognized by Ford Motor Company's Lee Iacocca, who was at that time preparing the Ford Mustang variant of the second generation Ford Falcon compact).
The Tempest model line up, including the GTO, was restyled for the 1965 model year, adding 3.1 inches (79 mm) to the overall length while retaining the same wheelbase and interior dimensions. It had Pontiac's characteristic vertically stacked quad headlights. Overall weight was increased by about 100 lb. The brake lining area increased by nearly 15%. Heavy-duty shocks were standard, as was a stronger front antisway bar. The dashboard design was changed, and an optional rally gauge cluster added a more legible tachometer and oil pressure gauge. An additional option was a breakerless transistor ignition.
The 389 cubic inches engines received revised cylinder heads with re-cored intake passages and high rise intake manifolds, improving airflow to the engine. Rated power increased to 335 hp (250 kW) at 5,000 rpm for the base four-barrel engine; the Tri-Power engine was now rated 360 hp (270 kW) at 5,200 rpm. The 'S'-cammed Tri-Power engine had slightly less peak torque rating than the base engine 424 lb⋅ft (575 N⋅m) at 3,600 rpm as compared to 431 lb⋅ft (584 N⋅m) at 3,200 rpm. Transmission and axle ratio choices remained the same. The three-speed manual was standard, while two four-speed manual transmissions (wide or close ratio) and a two-speed automatic transmission were optional.
1965 Pontiac GTO 2-Door Coupe features a Montero Red Exterior with a Black Fabric Interior and has only 123,629 miles.
MECHANICAL FEATURES: Scores 0.0 Highway MPG and 0.0 City MPG! This Pontiac GTO comes Factory equipped with an impressive 389-cubic-inch v8 (335 hp) engine, an muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
INTERIOR OPTIONS: Wood Trim, Vinyl Interior, Floor Mats
EXTERIOR OPTIONS: Chrome Wheels, Tail Light Covers, Chrome Bumper
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