It's been called the big brother to the GTO. Treated to a
comprehensive restoration, this 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
exemplifies the full-size performance car genre, and it is one of
only 8815 Special Equipment Catalinas with automatic transmissions
produced in 1965. The original YH-suffix 421 cubic inch four-barrel
engine powers the car. The sheer size of this model is an
expression of elegance, as is the Nightwatch Blue exterior color.
In combination with an interior shade called Blue Charcoal, this
2+2 was well ahead of its time from a standpoint of style. The 421
is a big-car engine that wasn't even available on the GTO. With
it's 10:5:1 compression ratio, high-lift cam, large-diameter
valves, and dual exhaust, this mill generates a stump-pulling 459
lb-ft of torque at just 2800 rpm, along with a healthy 338
horsepower. The Turbo 400 transmission was new for '65 and is the
perfect choice for a big car with big power. Of course, a key
benefit of a full-size car is a roomy interior. This one isn't just
big, it's beautiful. The dash board is the work of skilled
craftsmen with world-class brightwork and appointments.
Functionality is top notch too with handsome instruments including
a factory tach. With the automatic, a floor shifter and center
console were optional, and this car has them. A deep-dish, 3-spoke
custom sports steering wheel is your connection to a fine-handling
chassis with heavy-duty suspension, shocks, and stabilizer bar.
Braking is ably handled by power assisted Kelsey-Hayes 8-lug
integrated wheel/brake drums. This system provides effective
braking plus the unique and attractive wheels that are a favorite
of Pontiac enthusiasts and collectors. The final classic detail is
the BFGoodrich Silvertown whitewall tires. Pontiac performance was
at a pinnacle in 1965, and this simply stunning Nightwatch Blue 2+2
is a prime example.