1965 Pontiac LeMans - Trucks & Auto Auctions

Sept 21st • Pasco Online Only

Lot 7
1965 Pontiac LeMans
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5403 (Montana)
Sept 21st • Pasco Online Only
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1965 Pontiac LeMans

1965 Pontiac Lemans (GTO badges) -  A little history on the car. It was raced briefly in the NMCA Nostalgic Super Stock class. The car has been 11.30's in the quarter mile. .  It still has all the legal NHRA equipment to run in that class or other classes all the way down to 10.00 in the 1/4 mile (other than fuel cell which was changed back to a brand new stock fuel tank).  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 decent with some defects like chips, scratches and a few imperfections on the passenger side lower door, quarter, and driver front fender.  The clear coat has peeled off of the top of the car.  Leave as is for the cool nostalgic patina look or re-paint.  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 nice carpet, door panels and headliner.   The factory front buckets seats are decent with some flaws and one split seam 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….

Engine -
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 carbs
Hooker super comp headers
East Coast Electric HD starter
MSD HEI Ignition with 6-AL box

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

Rear end- 
12 bolt Chevy
DTS Super locker with 4.11 Richmond gears
30 Spline Moser axles
DTS girdle/cover

Suspension and brakes-

Lakewood shocks
Adjustable tubular upper control arms
Solid lower arms
Pass side airbag in spring ( adjustable)
Rebuilt stock GM drum brakes

Lakewood shocks
All new ball joints, bushings, tie rods, links, etc.
GM disk 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 (20%)
An extra set of American racing steel wheels with 29'' x9'' Hoosier radial slicks

Extras include-
8 point roll bar
RJS camlock seatbelts (both seats)
Autometer tach with shift light and RPM recall
Summit water, oil, fuel, and volt gauges.
Aluminum radiator
big electric fan

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 mufflers.

Amenities: Leather, Custom Wheels
Color: Grey
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Type RWD
Odometer Reading: Miles Unverified
VIN: 237375K112825
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Sales Tax: 0% (sales tax does not apply to out of state vehicle purchasers)
Buyers Premium (based on winning bid amount): 10%
Documentation Service Fee: $200
Washington State License & Registration Fees: $285
Bid Increments
Bid Increment: $250.00
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