158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1965 Pontiac GTO
Zoom icon


Initially introduced for the 1964 model year, the Pontiac GTO is often considered to be the car that started the muscle car movement. An affordable price tag with slick modern looks and big power made for a performance vehicle like no other! Though other automakers soon jumped on the muscle car train, the GTO beat nearly everyone to the punch. For 1965, the GTO received its first restyling creating one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time.

Finding a GTO convertible for a reasonable cost these days is quite a challenge, especially if it is a real-deal PHS documented GTO like this one. That's right, this GTO convertible is a verified GTO! No clone here! But wait, there's more, this is also a factory 4-speed, factory black interior car. Though it was originally burgundy, this car is currently finished in a stunning coat of what appears to be either Montereo Red or Victory Red. The current color really draws your attention to the unique styling and aggressive look these GTOs have! Additionally, a light colored top has been installed in lieu of the original black; the correct choice to stand out against the current paint color. This car is clean and straight, and was restored with no shortcuts.

The interior is the correct black vinyl, and is in excellent shape all around. The pattern on the seats is unique to Pontiac and is one of the more aesthetically pleasing designs available during this time period. Everything has been put back factory correct, and when sitting behind the wheel one could easily be fooled into thinking it was the 1960s again. All wear items are in good condition showing minimal use; a sure sign that this GTO has been properly cared for since it was restored.

Under the hood sits a Pontiac 389 V8. This engine runs great, and is the perfect OEM power choice for a GTO convertible. Given how well the engine runs and the lack of smoke, leaks, and other ailments suggest this engine has been rebuilt in the not-so-distant past. This 389 is a correct, 1965 335 horsepower block and is believed to be the original for this car. Originally equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor, it has been switched over to a factory Tri-Power setup. Despite anything negative you may have heard about Tri-Powers, this car is set up right and runs like a champ! The 4-speed transmission received a new clutch kit in 2016, and shifts just the way it should.

Included with the sale are copies of the PHS documents proving this car's pedigree, as well as both Protect-o-Plates and the original owner's manual. If you're in the market for a real-deal, factory 4-speed GTO convertible, you won't want to miss out on this beautiful specimen! This Pontiac is an example of what the original muscle car was intended to be, and they certainly aren't making any more of them. Whether you want a classic weekend cruiser, or another collectible American icon for your collection, you won't want to pass this GTO by!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com

Air Conditioning N/A
Heater NO
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers NO
Horn NO
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights NO
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES


Engine Type
Engine Size
389 V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

Dealership and its affiliates shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with a vehicle prior to the close of sale. Dealership assumes no responsibility for any repairs needed to the vehicle and it's the buyers sole responsibility for any repairs that might be needed.

If marked "Numbers Matching" or "Original Mileage", the consignor(current owner) states this vehicle as such. Given how easy it is to create a “clone” or “tribute”, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any and all claims. Customer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of which can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.

Because we advertise each vehicle with so many third-party affiliates, it is the customer's sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of the price with the dealer. All advertised prices exclude local, state, government fees and taxes and dealer documentation fee. Pricing are subject to change without notice. A dealer documentation fee of $250 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.

Vehicle availability is not guaranteed and subject to prior sale. Regardless what is agreed to verbally, we cannot guarantee a vehicle will be held for a potential buyer without a non-refundable deposit collected to hold the vehicle. Contact the dealership about pricing to place a deposit on a vehicle.

Email Us

Contact Details
Engine Size
389 V8
Transmission Type
4-Speed Manual
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Courtesy Lights
  • Original Owner's Manual
  • Drum Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Hurst Shifter
  • Center Console
  • Bucket Seats
  • All Weather Floor Mats
  • AM Radio