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Pontiac Muscle Car - 1965 GTO VIN

GTO VIN 64   GTO VIN 65   GTO VIN 66   GTO VIN 67
GTO VIN 68   GTO VIN 69   GTO VIN 70   GTO VIN 71

65 VIN Tag
GTO VIN 72   GTO VIN 73   GTO VIN 74   GTO VIN 04-06

65 GTO Data Tag

1965 GTO Production Numbers
Coupes           8,319
Hardtops       55,722
Convertibles   11,311

Total             75,352
    1. 1965 VIN Plate is located on the left front door hinge pillar. It is between the upper and lower hinge.
    EXAMPLE VIN NUMBER: 237375K100001
    VIN NUMBER BREAKDOWN:
    2=Division (Pontiac)
    37=Series Number(Lemans)
    37=Body Style Code Number
    (Hardtop,2-door)
    5=Year(1965)
    K=Assembly Plant(Kansas City, MO)
    100001=Production Numbers

    Since there is no designator for the GTO option in the VIN, one way to verify that you have a GTO is check the factory build sheet, it will show option code RPO 382 for the GTO option if it is installed.

    2. 1965 Data Plate or Body Tag is located on the left hand front of the firewall, in the engine compartment (Two were used).
EXAMPLE DATA PLATE:
PONTIAC DIV. GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
       05A     PONTIAC, MICHIGAN
  STYLE 65-23737 BODY BF 1234
  TRIM 213-30           PAINT    000
  ACC. 0-0-00-00
THIS CAR FINISHED WITH
Magic-Mirror ACRYLIC LACQUER
BODY BY FISHER
EXAMPLE DATA PLATE:
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
            04B
  STYLE 65-23737   BF   12345 BODY
  TRIM 213-30                   C C PAINT
  ACC. 0-0-00-00

BODY BY FISHER
    DATA PLATE BREAKDOWN:
    04B=Time Built Code(April,2nd week)
    STYLE=Model Year(65)-Car Division(2)-Series(37=Lemans)-Body Style(37=Hardtop)
    BF=Assembly Plant(BF=Fremont,CA)
    BODY=Body Number(12345)
    TRIM=Trim Code(213-30=Black)
    PAINT=C C(Lower & Upper Body Colors,C=Cameo Ivory)
    ACC.=Accessories Code

Body Style Number

  • 27=2-dr Coupe-Post
  • 37=2-dr Hardtop
  • 67=2-dr Convertible


Series Number

  • 33=Tempest
  • 35=Tempest Custom
  • 37=Tempest Le Mans

    Build Sheet Option
    (382=GTO Option)
Assembly Plants and Codes

1965 VIN Codes

  • B=Baltimore,MD
  • K=Kansas City,MO
  • P=Pontiac,MI
  • Z=Fremont,CA
1965 Data Plate Codes

  • BAL=Baltimore,MD
  • BF=Fremont,CA
  • KAN=Kansas City,MO
  • PON=Pontiac,MI
Trim Codes

  • 213=Black
  • 214=Turquoise
  • 215=Gold
  • 216=Red
  • 217=Blue
  • 218=Parchment/Black







Accessory Codes

  • If there are accessory codes on the data plate, these codes primarily identified equipment or options installed. Some codes only identify option and not specific equipment.
  • The accessory codes are made up of a number (except 1) and followed by one or more letters. The number in front of the code identifies which group the accessory belongs to.
  • 5 groups make up the codes for example:
  • (1st Group) X = power windows, etc.
  • (2nd Group) P = radio (1964-1965), etc.
  • (3rd Group) K = dome reading lamps (1964-1965), etc.
  • (4th Group) F = remote mirror, etc.
  • (5th Group) N = GTO option (1964-1965 only).


Paint Codes/Body Color

  • A=Starlight Black
  • B=Blue Charcoal
  • C=Cameo Ivory
  • D=Fontaine Blue Metallic
  • E=Nightwatch Blue
  • H=Palmetto Green Metallic
  • K=Reef Turquoise Metallic
  • L=Teal Turquoise Metallic
  • N=Burgundy
  • P=Iris Mist Metallic
  • R=Montero Red
  • T=Capri Gold Metallic
  • V=Mission Beige
  • W=Bluemist Slate Metallic
  • Y=Mayfair Maize
Vinyl Top

  • 2=Black
  • 6=Beige

Engine Identification:

Identify the engine installed by the two letter engine code stamped
on the front of the block, on the surface below the right cylinder head.

1965 GTO Engine Letter CodeCubic Inch DisplacementHorsepowerTransmission
WS 389 360 Man
WT 389 335 Man
YR 389 360 Auto
YS 389 335 Auto


GTO VIN 64   GTO VIN 65   GTO VIN 66   GTO VIN 67
GTO VIN 68   GTO VIN 69   GTO VIN 70   GTO VIN 71
GTO VIN 72   GTO VIN 73   GTO VIN 74   GTO VIN 04-06


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