1965 Pontiac GTO

“The GTO offers performance with a capital P. Not only did it have gobs of brute horsepower, but it looked well built and had a luxurious, comfortable, all-vinyl interior. In addition, it rode and handled as a high-performance car should. Everything about the GTO had that just-right feeling.”— Motor Trend

Enter to Win America’s First Muscle Car

C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out, GTO and get ready to score the most sensational example from the GTO’s amazing history — a Tri-Power, four-speed 1965 GTO. Enter to win the first GTO Dream Giveaway ever and you’ll drive home in an extremely rare first-of-the-breed GTO that helped kick-off the entire muscle car era.

The GTO Legacy Can Be Yours

When Pontiac engineers dropped a 389ci engine into a mid-size LeMans coupe in 1964 and rolled out the high-horsepower GTO, they had no idea that it would create—literally overnight—the entire muscle-car generation. So to celebrate the timeless legacy of the GTO, Dream Giveaway is giving away a concours-restored GTO from the marque’s hey day.

An Ultra-Rare Pontiac Motor Division Zone Office Car

Pontiac Motor Division and its Portland Zone office special-ordered this 1965 GTO for internal use. It could have been a factory show car, an autoshow car, a Pontiac executive’s personal driver, or a specially built GTO to loan to journalists for news stories. With information not readily available to the general public, the Pontiac Motor Division Zone office knew all the right options to check off on this extremely special, special-ordered muscle car. They ordered high-performance options like Pontiac’s legendary Tri-Power 389ci engine, a Muncie four-speed transmission, transistorized ignition, metallic brake linings and a Positraction rear end. And in true muscle car tradition, the Pontiac Motor Division Zone office purposefully withheld power-robbing accessories like power steering and brakes from this corporate-ordered GTO. It is estimated that Pontiac built less than 200 1965 GTOs for corporate use. That makes this grand-prize 1965 GTO one of the rarest GTOs on earth … and one of the most collectible, too!

Three Deuces and a 4-speed

This GTO’s amazing list of factory preferences and options includes: Montero Red exterior Parchment bucket-seat interior White Cordova top Tri-Power V-8 engine 4-speed manual transmission Quick-ratio manual steering Rally gauge cluster and tachometer Custom sports steering wheel Console Instrument panel pad Back up lamps Seatbelts (Yes, it was an option in 1965!) Transistor ignition system (Rare!) Metallic brake linings (Rare!) Underhood, luggage, glovebox, courtesy, ashtray and lighter and parking brake lighting Windshield washer and dual-speed wipers Verbra-sonic speaker

Restored to Highest Standards

Thanks to our promotional partner Ames Performance, this grand-prize 1965 GTO features the finest restoration components available in the world today. Fully restored to compete at the national level in points-judged concours competitions, this grand-prize GTO was inspected for Dream Giveaway Garage by GTO Association of America certified concours judge Randy Prybyl. Here’s what he had to say: “This is one of the finest examples of a 1965 GTO in the country. Both an outstanding restoration and wonderfully drivable. A true from-the-factory red with parchment interior, 4 speed, tri-power GTO. Truly an icon in American muscle car history.”

In national judging, the Pontiac-Oakland Club International awarded this grand-prize GTO its coveted Restored Gold-Concours Award.

When you enter to win the 2018 GTO Dream Giveaway, you’ll be in the running for this time capsule, concours-restored 1965 Tri-Power GTO. Plus, we’ll pay $10,000 toward the taxes.

About Ames Performance

FAQs Ames Performance Engineering sells only Pontiac parts and is in its 40th year of supplying enthusiasts worldwide. During this time it has established a reputation with its customers for prompt service and the finest quality products available. Each year Ames attends 13 major swap meets with its vending trailer. Ames sponsors over 75 Pontiac club shows and events and is title sponsor of The Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. Many of the 55,000+ parts Ames sells are exclusive product manufactured by the company. Ames’ goal is to supply the customer with the best available products always at fair prices backed by the best customer service in the industry.About Ames Performance.

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