1965 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

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.

1965 Pontiac Catalina Convertible - rear view

Rear view

The restoration involved using NO.S. vinyl to ensure a true, factory fresh interior.

1965 Pontiac Catalina Convertible interior

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)

Recommended Reading

Pontiac's Greatest Decade 1959-1969

Pontiac's Greatest Decade 1959-1969 by Paul Zazarine

Covering the 'Wide-Track' era when Pontiac jumped from the middle of the pack to the number 3 spot just behind Chevrolet and Ford.

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