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One-Owner 1965 Pontiac GTO Hides Original Muscle Under the Hood

Pontiac GTO is the kind of model that doesn’t need any introduction when we’re talking about muscle cars, and it goes without saying it has become a collector’s dream, especially when it comes in original and unmolested condition.
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Photo: eBay seller sotaboyz
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If you too are in the market searching for such a gem, eBay seller sotaboyz claims they have it, and all it takes to drive the car back home is to win this no-reserve auction currently taking place online.

There are two things that need to be mentioned from the very beginning: this is an original-everything 1965 Pontiac GTO but the engine doesn’t run.

The car still ships with the original paint, though it obviously shows its age, so if a tip-top shape is what you’re aiming for, then fixes would be required here too. The one-owner GTO has spent all of its life in Georgia, and the seller guarantees it has never been on salty roads.

Never seen salty roads however she did sit in tall grass so the first 6 inches from the ground up is toasty. The braces look pretty good, the frame is solid. Floors surprisingly decent but obviously has rust thru,” they say.

So overall, it’s a GTO in a fair condition and requiring fixes both inside and outside, though, at first glance, there’s nothing a thorough restoration can’t handle.

Now let’s move to the part hiding under the hood.

The car comes with a matching-numbers original 389 4-barrel engine paired with a 2-speed automatic transmission. The bad news is the engine not only doesn’t run, but it also doesn’t turn by hand, so you should have this inspected thoroughly to see how it can be fixed.

It goes without saying this GTO has become quite an Internet sensation in the last few days, so at the time of writing, the no-reserve auction has already received close to 40 bids. The top one is $7,100, but with over 8 days left until the auction comes to an end, there’s a good chance the price increases substantially.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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