1965 Pontiac Grand Prix

Well, you’d certainly get noticed in this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix painted in Capri Gold Metallic (code T) you see here. It’s a lovely car that has covered just 88,320 original miles.

Based on the Catalina body the Grand Prix was probably the most distinctive of the full-size Pontiacs of 1965. This, new-for-1965 body was dressed up with exclusive Grand Prix grille, grilled-over taillamps, fender skirts and special identification badges. Behind the front wheel opening was a Grand Prix nameplate and the rear fender featured a badge.

This personal luxury car was only available as a hardtop coupe and features ‘coke-bottle’ styling as you can see from this side / rear shot.

rear view of a 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
Rear view

Those great lines as well as some great engineering resulted in the entire Pontiac line receiving the Motor Trend Car of the Year award.

side view of a
side view

Inside the bucket seats were an option with them available in all-Morrokide expanded vinyl or in combination with cloth. This particular car has been re-upholstered in a beautiful tan velour.

Bucket seat interior of a 65 Grand Prix
Bucket seat interior

The 389 V8 with 3 speed manual transmission was standard on both the Grand Prix and Bonneville that year. The original owner of this car opted for an automatic transmission which would have cost them an additional $231.

1965 Pontiac 389 V8 engine
389 V8

Other options on this car include power steering, brakes costing and power windows $97, $43 and $106 respectively. The AM / FM radio would also have cost a further $151 when this car was ordered new. The biggest single expense would have been the air conditioning that came in at $430.

Pontiac managed to sell 57,881 Grand Prix cars during the 1965 model year at a base price of $3,426.

This 1965 Grand Prix is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)

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