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Estate Auction Find: 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix


Local estate auctions can be great places to pick up cars. Especially in small towns where the bidding pool is smaller than other venues. Norm R. just sent us a link to an upcoming auction in Fort Branch, Indiana and with a population of just under 3k, we think this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix might go cheap. It is part of an estate that has supposedly sat untouched for over 30 years. The Pontiac only has 30k on the odometer, so it is possible that it is all original too. The auction is to held July 25th and more information can be found here. Thanks to Norm for the tip!


  1. Dolphin Member

    Looks like it might have a few things like
    1) scrapes from being stored in a garage for a while
    2) only 29,728 miles

    Not a GTO or a convertible, but could be a nice Sat Nite cruiser for not much ca$h.

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    • Michael Phipps

      Would be a nice project for the 2014 Pontiac Oakland Club convention. Too bad I missed this year’s co-vention with the GTOAA at Dayton, OH.

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  2. scot

    ~ all that Dolphin pointed out, plus it is not my favorite Grand Prix.
    . i am not familiar with Sohn auction house but i do like their approach to business. no BS.

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    • paul

      No BS but not much pictures either.

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  3. geomechs geomechs Member

    Looks like that could be a great cruiser. Too far away from home for me though, especially at this time of year.

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    • webby

      Ditto for me. 14 hours on Qantas, then a road trip!

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      • paul

        Funny guy.

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  4. Brian E. Jones

    Looks like a great project car! If it actually does not go for to much, it would be a fun cruiser!

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  5. Chris A.

    Not a bad color and the interior looks pretty good. Are the GP series cars Pontiac’s response to the Buick Riviera? However this looks to be a larger car than the Riviera.

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  6. David G

    While all GPs already came in pretty decent standard-option configuration compared to Pontiac’s lower-line cars, this one appears to be a relative ‘stripper’ with only factory A/C, Rear Speaker (or is that a Rear De-Fog switch up under the dash overhang?), and Automatic Trans as notable options that i can clearly discern. Still, if the 29k miles are real this could be a major find. Even more major if she had one of the 421 engine options under the hood, Transistor Ignition, or some of the other myriad nifty line-item options available from Pontiac in those days. Considering their generally low profile and minimal respect in the Classic Car market today, this could still be a good get if running well at maybe $5000, $2500 if taking the risk on a non-running condition. Top sportiness from Pontiac within their Big-car personal luxury offerings that year, and you’d most-likely be the only one at the show with one!! Sure would be a nice garage-mate to my high-mileage 64 GP, if said space were actually vacant that is, argh…

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  7. D

    How can I bid on this car…anybody know…

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    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      There is a link to the auction house above. It is an estate sale, so i assume you have to be there in person. You might ask about phone bidding though.

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  8. john p

    the rear speaker is in the middle of the back seat. and it may have a factory reverb switch or a fader control for the radio. this car doesn’t have a rear defogger either. the other switch under the dash pad is a map light. this cars in great shape..and grand prixs were very cool cars in the day. and without the loaded interior. I imagine it has a 389. under the hood.

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  9. Charles

    Weight about the same as a Riveria, but the GP is a slightly larger car. Think, Wide Track Pontiac.

    If the car has the standard 389 four barrel, it will make a nice cruiser.

    Factory air is a nice option, and is not very common.

    If it happens to be equiped with the 421, even better…

    If it has the 421 tri-power it is a very rare car.

    Usually, the 421 equiped cars have a 421 emblem on the front fender, so it is probably a 389.

    Anything is possible, as Pontiac was known to build some plain-Jane cars with the top power plant.

    Either way, it will make a great editon for a Pontiac enthusist.

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  10. Utes

    There’s no auction scheduled for July 25th on that site.

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