For Sale: 1965 Pontiac Catalina in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1965 was certainly a different time in the automotive world. Items like windshield washers with dual speed wipers and back up lamps were optional. This car has them by the way. So in its day, this 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 was a decadent luxury. It truly is a majestic and beautiful automobile. Powered by Pontiac's vaunted 421 cubic inch engine and a Hurst-shifted M20 4-speed, the car offers full size performance as well as luxury. She's loaded. Power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and power windows are all here, and so is the 2+2 package. It included the 421, so there were no slow 2+2s. 2+2 buyers also got Special Vinyl Trim & Bucket Seats, 3-speed Synchromesh transmission (4-speed optional), Sports Type Springs and Shocks, Dual Exhausts, Chrome Air Cleaner Cover, Chrome Rocker Arm Covers, Pontiac 2+2 and 421 Emblems, and Decor Louvers. The car's performance intentions show through a complete gauge package including a factory tach mounted hot rod style on the left of the dash. The dash itself is a Catalina highlight. With all its brightwork and detail, not to mention its sheer size, it is impressive indeed. Originally sold in New Jersey, the car's journey took it to Sweden, where it underwent a thorough restoration. We're thrilled to have it back in the States. Photos chronicle the engine build, and show that the car was a solid specimen even before the resto. A thick book of receipts and Pontiac documentation chronicle the build. The color is Bluemist Slate, a rich light blue metallic. It sounds elegant and it looks elegant. It's just the right compliment to the lines of the car and gives it a stately presence. And how about those wheels? They are, according to Hagerty, the first custom wheels offered as a factory option, the finned 8-lug wheel, designed to keep the brakes cooler to reduce fade. They have become a part of the Pontiac legend, much like the GTO. The GTO, by the way, did not offer the 421 engine in 1965. A 389 was the biggest engine in a Goat. So there are many important elements that make this 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 special, but taken as a whole, it's just one magnificent car.
*DISCLAIMER: MAXmotive specializes in collectible classic and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase. Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles, it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each vehicle's condition within the limited space available. Thus, pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1314897
  • Price:$56,750
  • Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Catalina
  • Exterior Color:Bluemist Slate
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:10917
  • Stock Number:u0682
  • VIN:252375E212597

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