This car was ordered by me [the customer] on April 12, 1965 from Park Pontiac in Charleston, WV. I still have the original order form.
In addition to having a single owner, there are probably very few 1965 GTO Post Coupes in existence today outfitted exactly like this one: 4-speed manual transmission, single 4bbl carburetor, air conditioned, manual steering, power brakes, AM radio, 3.23:1 Positraction rear axle. It wasn’t a drag strip champ, but boy was it fast.
The car was a daily driver until the winter of 1977-78 when it was garaged with 60,000 + miles since I then had a company car. Family responsibilities, job demands, a lack of money, and a lack of a large garage prevented the much anticipated restoration, but I was able to accumulate some restoration parts over the years. The garage was built, some money was saved and retirement occurred, but by then I had lost the desire for a “do-it yourself project”.
Thanks to a caring family and a knowledgeable son-in-law, I was connected to Murphy’s Classic Restorations, to begin a new adventure for me and my GTO.
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