Full restoration needed here for this “barn find condition” 1965 Pontiac GTO. It was originally teal, although little to no factory paint remains. Now it’s listed for sale here on eBay, with an opening bid of $3,500 and no reserve. The seller has the car in Jeffersonville, Indiana in case you want to evaluate transport arrangements to have it picked up.
I realize a lot of you see a lot of usable sheet metal here, as do I, but I also see a lot of work. The fact that someone thought it was a good idea to stuff filler in the hole at the bottom of the fender tells me I’m going to have to go over the car with a fine tooth comb before proceeding. The dirt mark on the tire also means it probably spent a lot of time outside–long enough for it go to that flat–which may have lowered the underbody into weeds or even to the ground. Neither are good for the bottom of the car, and as you might expect, the seller states it will need floor pan and trunk pan work.
Frankly, although there is usable metal here as well, I’d want to acid-dip this car to get all the corrosion out of the way before I proceeded. I’m lucky that there’s a place that has been doing that around here for many years and does a good job on classic cars. Of course, the major thing you should be seeing here is an engine and transmission–which are lacking. The car should have a 389 and a 3-speed (missed the song by just that much, 99) but apparently those are long gone.
The interior doesn’t look great either–what there is of it. I’ll be honest; I’d want to see more car for this amount of money. But maybe it’s worth it because it’s a GTO? I hope you Pontiac fans out there will enlighten me as to why this one is so special (beyond the fact that the seller states there were only 8,319 made in this color!) What engine and transmission would you install that ISN’T a late model GM LS package–I’m tired of that universal solution!