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1965 Pontiac Tempest Lemans GTO - 4 Speed Tri-Power

Make: Pontiac
Model: GTO
SubModel: Tempest
Type: Coupe
Trim: Lemans
Year: 1965
Mileage: 94,000
Color: Burgundy
Engine: 428 Tri-Power
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Douglass, Kansas, United States

1965 Pontiac GTO Lemans Additional Info:

1965 Pontiac Tempest LeMans GTO

Frame-Off Resto-Mod, Completed 2017

PHS Documented – True GTO

First time listing on this fully restored, 4-speed tri-power, PHS documented 1965 Pontiac Tempest Lemans GTO at eBay auction. The complete frame-off resto-mod on this car was completed in 2017, making it in many ways better than brand new. Over $60,000 was spent on the restoration and modification of this car over the last two years, and we believe it to be one of the nicest show / driver GTO’s on the market anywhere, especially at the low reserve price that has been set.

Frame-off restored 1965 GTO’s of this quality will typically be listed in the $60-80,000 price range, our reserve is around half that, making this a great deal just in time for car show season.

Full details of the photo-documented build are lower in the listing, but here are some highlights;

Fully rebuilt drivetrain, including the engine, transmission, and rear end.

Brand new PPG basecoat / clearcoat paint in beautiful custom Burgundy

Brand new interior with upholstery by Legendary Interiors

Enhanced mechanicals including Detroit Speed suspension, huge anti-sway bars, custom springs, and ABS 4-wheel disc brakes.

I do not believe that there is a component on this car that was not touched or replaced with new during this re-build, just about everything was media blasted, painted, restored, or refurbished to create a powerful, updated, and fun to drive muscle car in the iconic image of the 1965 GTO.

Here are the details;

Engine / Drivetrain

Rebuilt 428 4 bolt Main, bored 30 Over, less than 500 miles since build

· Forged Pistons, Eagle Rods

· New Rings, Bearing, Seals, Balancer. Polished Crank, ARP Bolts

· 6X#8 Heads, Ported and polished. New Springs, Ferra Valves, Guides, Lifters, Hi-Perf Oil Reflectors

Hi-volume oil pump

· RA3 Stick Cam

· Aluminum Tripower intake Manifold with 1966 Tripower Carbs

· Dyno Results -TQ=462@3500: HP= 402@4600

Era-Correct Muncie 4-speed transmission

· Fully rebuilt by Neil Chance Transmissions, Wichita Ks

· Fully rebuilt Hurst Competition Plus Shifter

· New Science Friction Billet Steel 166t Flywheel

· New Clutch, Pressure Plate

1966 Chevelle 12-Bolt Rear-End, fully rebuilt

· Housing Cleaned and powder coated

· Eaton TruTrack Posi-traction with Motive R&P Gear - 3.73 Ratio

· R&P gear Install Kit with Solid Crush Sleeve and Shims

· ARP Ring Gear Bolts

· New Wheel Bearings and seals

· Moser Axles, 1350 Yoke, and 12 Bolt Aluminum Cover

New water pump, Aluminum 4-core radiator, heater core, belts, hoses, and seals

Fuel System

· New Stainless Steel Fuel Tank

· New Fuel Sending Unit

· New Stainless Steel Fuel Lines

· New mechanical Fuel Pump

Ignition System

· MSD Pro-Billet Distributor

· MSD 6AL Digital Ignition Controller with Rev Limiter

· Blaster Coil and MSD Plug Wires

· Hidden theft-deterrent ‘Kill’ switch

Electrical System

· New Painless Mini-Fuse box and new wire harness throughout

· MSD Tach Adaptor

· New Rally Gauge Cluster, incl. tach, oil pressure, temp, and Fuel

· Custom LED interior lighting

Chassis / Steering / Brakes

· 4-wheel ABS Power Disc Brakes

· New Master Cylinder and Booster

· New Stainless Steel Brake Lines and hoses throughout

· Power Steering

· New Ball Joints, tie-rods, steering links, Control Arm Bushings

· New Prothane Body Bushings

· Detroit Speed Front Suspension Kit

o DSE Forged 2" Dropped Spindle

o DSE Front Coil Springs w/Increased Spring Rate

· Detroit Speed Rear Suspension Kit

o DSE Swivel-Link Upper and Lower Rear Drag Link Kit

o DSE Rear Body Brace Kit

o DSE Rear 1.5” drop Coil Springs w/Increased Spring Rate

o DSE Tubular Rear 1 1/8” Anti-Roll Bar w/ swivel links

· New 21560R15 / 27560R15 tires on aluminum American Racing Wheels

Exhaust System

· Vintage Hooker Competition Headers

· FlowMaster true dual exhaust with cross-over

· Flowmaster Super 40 Mufflers

Paint / Body

· All original body sheet metal except;

o Lower qtr panel patches (behind rear tires)

o New complete trunk pan and drop-offs

o New complete one-piece floor pan

· All body panels, engine compartment, interior, and frame media-blasted to bare metal and epoxy sealed

· New custom Burgundy PPG Basecoat-Clearcoat paint job, color-sanded, cut and buffed

· Chrome and bumpers in Good to Excellent condition

· New windshield and side windows, original back glass

· New soft seals, including roof rail, doors, cowl, and trunk


Complete new interior, including;

· New bucket seat cushions

· Legendary Interiors Front / rear seat covers

· New carpet, Headliner, Windlace, thresholds and trim

· New padded dash and gauge wood grain

· Custom lighted console

· Custom stereo enclosure with 9” touch-screen and Bluetooth

We consider this to be one of the nicest ’65 GTO’s on the market today, however, opinions do vary, especially when it comes to classic cars, so we highly encourage you to inspect the vehicle prior to bidding to ensure that it is exactly what you want. We have done our very best to accurately describe the car within this listing, but please keep in mind that this vehicle is over 52 years old, and may have cosmetic or mechanical defects not specifically listed. I will work with you or your inspection agent in any way possible to ensure that you have the opportunity to fully inspect the car prior to bidding.

All pictures included in this listing or provided separately are part of the vehicle description, and should be considered as such when making your purchasing decision. I have many pictures taken during the build, please contact me through eBay if you'd like to see these or any additional pictures of something specific.

This car is being sold as-is, where-is, with no warranties or guarantees of any kind, written, verbal, or implied. All sales are final.


A $1,500, non-refundable deposit is required within 24 hours of the auction ending, with the balance due within 7 days. Paypal will ONLY be accepted for the initial deposit, remaining balance must be paid by cash, certified funds or wire transfer, NO EXCEPTIONS. Under no circumstances will the vehicle be allowed to leave our premises until complete payment has been received and confirmed.

All Shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the Buyer. A clear Kansas title and Bill of Sale will be provided upon receipt of funds.


I WILL NOT disclose my reserve price, but will gladly review offers to add a Buy-It-Now feature if we can agree on a price. Please contact me through eBay if you'd like to discuss a Buy-it-Now.

The vehicle is for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end this auction at any time, regardless of bids.

Thanks for looking!