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1965 Pontiac GTO 389 Tri-Power Convertible

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1965 Pontiac GTO 389 Tri-Power Convertible

– Engine: 389 V8, 360hp.
Tri-power carb.
Pontiac Turquoise on the block.
9778789 casting code, a WS code stamped under the passenger side cylinder head.
An E286 (May 28th, 1966) casting date in the distributor valley.
Correct chrome valve covers and air cleaners.

– Transmission: Muncie 4 Speed Manual.
Cue ball shifter.
– GM 10-bolt rear axle.
– GTO unique diagonal pattern seats.
– Hood tach wasn’t available in ’65, now detailed in-dash gauges.
– Turquoise, Pontiac-branded horn button.

2: Pontiac
37: Tempest LeMans
67: 2-door convertible
5: 1965
P: Pontiac, MI assembly plant
313328: basic production number

And now for the fender tag:
06A: 1st week of June 1965 Build date
65-23767: 1965 Pontiac 2-door convertible Le Mans
PON: Pontiac, Michigan assembly plant
11548: Production sequence
Trim: 218B Parchment Vinyl Interior
Paint: D-4 Fontaine Blue with blue soft top
L: 4-speed floor shift
G: Console
P: radio
5N: GTO option (PON/KC plants only)

– In 1994, the previous owner found this GTO as a rolling chassis, missing the engine, transmission and in needing a complete restoration.
–  Concourse Gold Award from the GTO Association of America in 1998.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jeff Ellis

    March 1, 2016 at 3:35 am

    This car was built the week I was born. June 3, 1965.

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  2. Dale Cutter

    Dale Cutter

    June 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    A real nice classic car!!!!

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