Stunning GTO Restomod Selling At No Reserve at Premier Auction Group's Punta Gorda Sale

Nov 10, 2022 2 min read
Stunning GTO Restomod Selling At No Reserve at Premier Auction Group's Punta Gorda Sale

It’s powered by a 420-horsepower LS3 engine…

Arguably one of the best looking and most highly sought after muscle cars of the 1960s, the Pontiac GTO was the king of the road at one time and for many it still is. As the original muscle car era progressed though, the competition became more and more fierce and the GTO risked losing the race, not only from new cars rolling off the line but from enthusiast and backyard mechanics as well. Examples like this 1965 Pontiac GTO restomod are the perfect marriage of classic muscle and modern power.

Under the hood of this striking “Mocha Delite” restomod is a LS3 V8 engine that pumps out 420-horsepower. Backing the engine is a 4L65E automatic transmission with floor shifter. It exhales through LS3 high performance headers that feeds into a 2-1/2-inch custom exhaust by Tal Company.

This restomod was the subject of a complete frame-off restoration by Run Rite Classics, when over $400K was invested in the car. It rolls on an Art Morrison chassis and is painted a BASF Chip Foose paint called Barista Pearl and Mocha. It also has hand painted pin striping as well. It has shaved door handles with electronic door power. On the inside, you’ll find a handmade custom dash and center console. It also features a Billet Fastlane steering wheel.

Not surprisingly, this restomod is a PHS documented car that’s gotten a lot of attention. It was once the cover story in “High Performance Pontiac” and Goodguys “Muscle Car of the Year”. It’s also a Five Time Concours Gold at both POCI and GTOAA. It also has earned additional awards from ISCA: “Best Custom,” “Best Paint” and “Best Interior”.

This great car along with over 300 classic and collectible cars will be selling at Premier Auction's Punta Gorda, Florida auction on December 2nd and 3rd. Please visit

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