Your Ride: 1965 Pontiac GTO
It seems like our Your Ride segment is just the gift that keeps on giving. This weekend, we’re unwrapping a 1965 Pontiac GTO sent in by our new pal Bob, although, it’s actually his wife Pat’s car. A chick with good taste — we can dig it. When Pat and Bob were in their younger years, the couple actually owned a ’65 GTO, but had to give it up when the gas crisis of the ‘70s rolled around. After the two retired, Pat said that she needed to have her GTO back in her life, and like any good husband, Bob complied. Fully restored from the ground up, this stunning ’65 GTO is a regular at a number of car shows, including the Foothill Classic Car Club, of which Pat is the president. Here’s the full story:
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How did you acquire your ride?
After a two year quest, she found it at a Good Guys car show in Pleasanton, CA.
What drew you to it when you bought it?
She liked the condition of the car and saw that it could be restored and customized to her dream specs.
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Does it have a name?
Yes, it's "Her Baby".
What do you feel like when you drive it?
She is very proud of what she accomplished with restoring it, and she loves all the stares and compliments she gets as she drives and shows it.
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What would you change about your car, if anything?
She wouldn't change anything, to her, it is perfect!
What have you done to it to make it a bolder ride?
She had the engine rebuilt with competition parts and added the 3 - 2 barrel carbs and 4-speed stick sift. Now it really goes! (as if a GTO didn't always go fast!).
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Dream accessory for it and why?
Because all the dream accessories that she wanted were built into the car during the restoration, she doesn't want anything else added.
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