The history of the Muscle Car is a topic of much debate, but for many enthusiasts the first true muscle car was Pontiac’s GTO. The Goat made its debut in 1964 as a performance option for the Tempest, but was so successful that shortly thereafter it became a model all its own. The 1965 Pontiac GTO you see above runs and drives, but needs work. It is being sold here on eBay, where the seller claims it is a true survivor.
While this Goat may run and drive, it is going to need some work to make it enjoyable to use. As you can see the interior is looking rough, but we love the color combination. Someone obviously repainted it at some point in its current color, but it was originally Montero Red and would look great returned back to its correct color. The seller claims the engine is running great and has just underwent a tune-up. Hopefully the rusty floors and frame can still handle the 389 cui V8′s 335 hp and 431 lbs. of torque.
Personally, I’m a fan of the early GTO, but this one will have to be had for the right price to be the type of project I would want to take on. It has great potential and deserves to be saved, so let’s hope the right buyer is out there. Given the rust issues, what would you be willing to pay for this Goat? And if anyone has any fond memories of tearing up the streets in a GTO, please share!