1965 Pontiac GTO

Steven Ford
Cheyenne, WY
I towed this one home from a car dealership in 1980 for $300. I had a ‘65 GTO in my high school days, did a little ¼-mile nighttime adrenaline rushing, and fell in love with the power of the Pontiac engines. After I made it home from the car lot, I tore it down to the frame in the front, replacing all the suspension, brakes, bushings, etc. I found a '66 389 with Tri-power for $100 from a neighbor who was moving and didn't want to take it. I went through the engine with a bore enlargement, Stainless Valve Seats, and a 068 cam. The car had a Turbo 400 in it, so it was rebuilt and installed with a B&M shift kit and Quicksilver shifter. The interior was revamped with carpet and headliner. I found the original radio from my high school ride – ‘65 GTO, so it is installed in the dash where it belongs. What's missing? The bodywork. There are a few spots that need attention, like replacing the rusted lower quarters. The trunk needs a panel installed. I have it in primer as I sanded it mostly down to bare metal. I have not done that kind of body work before, and thus the project has stalled. I just want it to be a driver and local car show kind of car. It currently runs and drives other than needing an alignment.