Simply stated, Ron Frazier of North Salem, Ind., owns the most beautiful 1965 GTO in central Indiana.
The Pontiac Historical Society kept accurate records of the GTO hardtop from 1961 until Pontiac closed its doors in 1999. For a fee and the vehicle identification number, Pontiac would send you documentation to preserve the accurate history of the car’s origin. The information contained all the details from the original invoice right down to the type of hood and taillights that were installed.
Ron’s older brother, Ted, took delivery of his GTO in the summer of 1965 from Fentress Pontiac in Greencastle. However, as fate would have it, Ted was drafted and sent to Vietnam after a mere four months of enjoying his new car. He returned home safely after his tour of duty and lives just 1 mile from his brother.
Ron then took over ownership of this stunning GTO with the 389 cubic-inch triple carburetor, 360 horsepower, Hurst four-speed shifter and a 3:55 positraction rear. There was no power brakes or power steering.
Ron has driven the car since he was 16. When he was drafted in 1969 and sent to Germany, his mom and dad kept it in running order by driving it to church on Sundays.
Ron said more importantly than being just a great classic car, it has become even more special now because “It preserves my family’s most significant milestones and memories.”
Until next time, happy cruising!