1965 Pontiac Lemans - GTO Tribute
Item #: 20401
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1965 Pontiac Lemans (GTO Tribute)
Way cool street/strip cruiser is built to go fast but still has enough street manners to drive it to shows and go cruising! This car is a blast to drive on the street and sounds nasty!
A little history on the car. The GTO was raced briefly in the NMCA Nostalgic
Super Stock class. The car has been 11.30's in the quarter mile.
Other than lacking a fuel cell (has new stock gas tank) it still has all the
legal NHRA equipment to run in that class or other classes all the way down to
10.00 in the1/4 mile. The engine currently in the car is not the one it was
raced with. It is a fresh 1971 455 - makes around 450 HP at the crank! The
engine specs are listed below.
This GTO has been a hot rod for a long time. The floors, frame and trunk are
solid and original except for where they have been modified for the roll bar.
The body is nice with some defects like chips, scratches and a few small
imperfections on the passenger side lower door, quarter, and driver front
fender. The base/clear paint would be described as a ten-footer. The paint
looks good, and has decent shine, but has some blotches and thin spots on the
lower part or the doors. It has a cool nostalgic patina look to it! The stock
GM front and rear bumper have been re chromed. The hood is a Le Mans flat hood that has been modified with a scoop for the dual carbs. All of the hood
bracing and stock hinges have been removed for weight savings. It still lifts
up, but requires a prop rod that is kept under the hood.
The interior is good with very nice carpet, door panels and headliner. The
factory front buckets seats are decent with some flaws and one split seem on
the driver's seat. The dash is nice, but has been modified with no heater
controls, and radio delete plate. The back seat area has been carpeted because
of the roll bar installation. All the street equipment needed such as lights,
turn signals, hazards, wipers, speedometer, even the dome light etc. work!
Details on the drive train:
1971 Pontiac 455. Fresh (rings, gaskets, and bearings, etc.)
1962 421 cylinder heads. (not super duty)
Comp Cams solid lifter cam with 525 lift and 248 deg. @ .50
Harland sharp roller rockers
Offenhauser Dual Quad (bathtub style) Intake Manifold with 2 -575 Carter AFB
Hooker super comp headers
East Coast Electric HD starter
Modified Turbo 400 3spd (still shifts automatically with full downshift)
Custom built 10" torque convertor with 2800 stall
B&M trans cooler
Hurst ProMatic ratchet shifter
Drive shaft loop
12 bolt Chevy
DTS Super locker with 4.11 Richmond gears
30 Spline Moser axles
Suspension and brakes-
Adjustable tubular upper control arms
Solid lower arms
Pass side air bag in spring ( adjustable)
Rebuilt stock GM drum brakes
All new ball joints, bushings, tie rods, links, etc.
GM disc brakes
Wheels and tires-
US mag torque thrust style wheels 15x7 front and 15x8 rear
Uniroyal Tiger Paw 205/75-15 font tires (95%)
Goodyear 275/60-15 Drag radials on rear (30%)
An extra set of American racing steel wheels with 29'' x9'' Hoosier radial
8 point roll bar
RJS camlock seatbelts (both seats)
Autometer tach with shift light and RPM recall
Summit water, oil, fuel, and volt gauges.
big electric fan
new factory gas tank - did have 10 gallon fuel cell mounted in the trunk for
drag racing - can be converted back rather easily
Holley electric fuel pump with dual regulators and braided fuel lines.
Brand New rear mounted battery with remote shutoff (NHRA mandatory)
Hooker super comp headers with a new 2-1/2 full exhaust system with 40 series
Recently spent over $6K with local speed shop on numerous new items and speed tune. New items included Pro-Billet Magnetic Trigger Distributor, ignition
switch, ignition cylinder, fuel pressure gauge, drive belt, Holley fuel
Location: West Richland, Washington
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