Full-size Pontiacs received revised styling for 1965. The vertically stacked headlights that were introduced in 1963 remained but were given a distinctive new look. The substantially larger bodies got the "coke-bottle" treatment that was to prove very popular during the sixties.
This 1965 Pontiac Catalina Convertible in Fontaine Blue was subject to a recent full frame-off restoration, this Catalina certainly looks absolutely stunning.
This car was ordered with a 421 cubic inch V8 rather than the standard 389 cubic inch V8 that came standard with the Catalina. This produced 338 horsepower.
The restoration involved using NO.S. vinyl to ensure a true, factory fresh interior.
There are also some other optional extras that were fitted to this car when it was originally built. These include: Soft Ray tinted glass ($43), AM push-button radio ($89), power steering ($97) and power brakes ($43).
Another rarity on this car is the transistorized ignition that was a factory option, ordered when new.
Pontiac produced 18,347 Catalina Convertibles for the 1965 model year at a base price of $3,103.
This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)