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1965 GTO

A Before, During and After snapshot of my 1965 Pontiac GTO

Before and After GTO Wheels

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A few shots to show what the body looked like
before I started working on it

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Hey Honey, look what I got for only 1500 bucks!
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During the process.

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And finally what it looks like now.

I sold this car in 2008 and let's just say I got my 1500 bucks back!

389 V8
Muncie 4 speed
355 Posi rear end
AC, PB, PS, is all original.
Carpet and seats have been replaced since these pictures were taken.

Paint and body work
by Joe Cortez
VMR Vintage Metal Restoration
Floresville Texas
210-633-0883

1965 pontiac gto, driver side front view
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Driver side front view of the full length out in front of the house, showing off those rally IIs.
1965 pontiac gto, shows GTO emblem
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Shows a closeup of the GTO emblem on the outside of the car.
1965 pontiac gto, inside front seat and dash from driver side
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Here's a look at the interior of the '65 GTO. Got the new seat covers with the Pontiac emblem embroidered from Year One. Also have carpet kit from Year One. Car has factory A/C and purchased chrome A/C bezels from Year One. This is a four speed car with a Muncie.
1965 pontiac gto, inside front seat and dash from passenger side
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Inside front seat view from the passenger view-point. Just installed my high octane fuel warning tag on the grab handle.
1965 pontiac gto, inside rear seat from passenger side
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Inside the back seat view. Seat covers before they were replaced.
1965 pontiac gto, driver side view of car
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Driver side view of the full length. Under trees with shadows on the car.
1965 pontiac gto, passenger side view of car
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Passenger side view full length of the car.
1965 pontiac gto, passenger side view of car
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Passenger side view full length of the car.
1965 pontiac gto, driver side view from the rear
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Outside of the car from the driver side rear.
1965 pontiac gto, passenger side view from the front
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Passenger front view of 1965 GTO. The montero red paint job still looks great after 15 years.
1965 pontiac gto, front view in a setting of trees
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Front view shows grill. Grills were refurbished and painted to match originals, and the ram air hood was all functioning parts from a newer GTO.
1965 pontiac gto, engine in car with hood open
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Engine compartment shows air filter and other engine components. This is a picture of the motor painted Pontiac blue. K&N extreme air filter cleaner. 455 cubic inch motor, ported and polished cylinder heads, valve job by Long's Machine Shop, San Antonio, Texas.
1965 pontiac gto, engine in car second view
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Engine compartment shows air filter and other engine components. Machine work on short block was done by Performance Machine Shop. The engine has 496HP, 502 ft lbs of torque. Ran it at San Antonio Raceway, ran a 12.41second quarter mile at 116 mph easing in the throttle. Car weighs approx. 3782 lbs.
1965 pontiac gto, inside the trunk
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Trunk lid up shows inside of trunk. Trunk mat from Year One--perfect fit. Trunk weather stripping also from Year One.
1965 pontiac gto, underside of trunk lid showing mfg tag
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Trunk lid up shows a closeup of the sticker in the inside of the lid. Tried to preserve the sticker by taping over it when the car was painted; original sticker from 1965.
1965 pontiac gto, rear view in a tree setting
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This is what I love most about the '65 Pontiac GTO--all the chrome around the back end.
1965 pontiac gto, passenger side rear view
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1965 pontiac gto, rear view
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1965 pontiac gto, driver side view
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1965 pontiac gto, driver side view close up
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1965 pontiac gto, front driver side view
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1965 pontiac gto, passenger side view, grill
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The car was painted the original montero red, paint code RR. It's a base coat clear coat dupont paint. Rally IIs, PMD center caps, 15x8 in the rear and 14x7 in the front.
1965 pontiac gto, rear view, trunk
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1965 pontiac gto, driver side view, door open hood open
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1965 pontiac gto, inside front seat, from outside door open
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1965 pontiac gto, front view, hood open, engine visible
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1965 pontiac gto, engine, front view close up, hood open
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Of course the port fender wells and fire wall were all painted red. In this picture, the motor is painted red and has the original 389 with a Saginaw four speed and a 3.55 10 bolt posi differential.