My dad passed away this past November and left me his 1965 Pontiac GTO. I had always drooled over the car since I had seen it for the first time way back in the early 80’s when my mom met my dad. Unfortunately he had already “parked it” and I never got to ride in it. The last registration date on it was 1982.
My dad was the original owner of the car and ordered it brand new with the “GTO options” back in late 64′. Fortunately he saved all the brochures, order forms, sales receipt, and manual (with protecto plate). It is a true barn find that I am happy that is now mine ?.
The plan is to get it running and looking nice so we can take it on Sunday drives (and maybe so if we can do a little classic auto cross ?. This car was meant to be driven and that is what I would like to do with it. It only has an original 85k miles so I know she’s got a lot of life left in her. Shoot. We were able to start it right up after giving it just a standard tune up! I would be driving it right now if it had brakes and maybe a top. Here are some pictures of my new baby as we dug it out of the side yard for the first time in 30 years.