1965 Pontiac Catalina

Make: Pontiac
Model: Catalina
Trim: 2+2
Year: 1965
Mileage: 75,963
Drive type: 3 speed manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Rockaway Park, New York, United States

Description for Pontiac Catalina 1965

For sale is my authentic. show quality. numbers matching. PHS documented 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2. I own the car 7 1/2 years and am basically the second owner. The original owner sold it "for a song" to a neighbor who then quickly flipped it to me. I purchased the car with 74. 87 miles and at present the car has exactly 75. 63 miles. That's right. just a little over 1. 00 miles in 7 1/2 years! I simply do not use the car enough so it's time to let someone else enjoy this great car. Until I purchased the car. it resided in Washington state. From what I've learned. Washington is a "no salt" state. This explains why the car has zero rust anywhere. The frame. floor pans. trunk pan. sheet metal. you name it are in superb. rust free condition. About a year or so after the purchase. I decided to have the car repainted with the very rare. original color Mission Beige. code VV. The new paint job remains beautiful and the car is always covered and garaged. I had the correct double red pinstripes correctly positioned and painted on. too. I had the bumpers re-chromed. bought new emblems (I have the originals). and purchased an NOS tail panel ($3. 00. 00). According to the PHS documents. the car was originally ordered without a side view mirror. So. it appears the original owner purchased a less expensive dealer installed mirror which is on the car now. The original black interior is basically flawless and in beautiful condition. All parts are in wonderful shape including the headliner. dash pad. dashboard. seats. seat belts. door panels. manual console with 421 emblem. and wooden steering wheel. I had most of the suspension replaced including all front end parts. shocks. springs. bushings. etc. As do most of these big poncho's. this car rides beautifully. too. Last spring of 2014. I decided to have the original WG 421 motor rebuilt. The new rebuild includes '69 GTO #48 heads and many high quality performance parts. I have the sales receipt delineating all of the parts including a Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam kit. nbsp; Manley rods and valves. Clevite bearings. Keith Black ICON pistons. BOP rear main seal and much. much. more. (I'd be glad to show any prospective buyer my engine parts sales receipts and to have you talk with my engine builder and machinist. ) I kept the original #76 heads. intake. Carter 625 cfm carb. nbsp; and valve covers if the buyer wants them. I had an 8 bolt Flow Kooler water pump installed. along with a correct seven blade clutch fan. re-cored original radiator. rebuilt original alternator. and mini high torque starter. I purchased from "RARE". (Ram Air Restorations) and had installed. ceramic coated. D-port long branch manifolds. and their entire custom fit dual exhaust system as well. I bought the longer mufflers so the system sounds great; not too loud and it doesn't drone. either. I installed a new. correct. professionally built 1965 tri- power system. The air cleaners and filters are reproductions as too are the valve covers. Also. I painstakingly. correctly detailed the engine compartment and I think it looks great. I placed a 421 emblem on the radiator finger guard because I like how it looks. According to who you talk to. the emblem on the finger guard may or may not be correct. I installed a new reproduction under hood insulation pad. too. The car has the original 3 speed manual transmission as well as the original Hurst "mystery shifter. " The 3. 42 Safe-T-Track posi rear was recently rebuilt. The wheels are 15" steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps. In my opinion and in the opinion of others who really know this car. it is a bonfide example of a high quality. show worthy 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2. There aren't many others around that are as nice or as solid. Before deciding to sell it. I toyed with the idea of installing a set of 8 lug wheels/drums and redline tires to really make the look pop. I thought the red pinstripe and redline tires would really complement each other. Maybe this is an idea for the next owner? Well. if you'd like to discuss my car further and in greater detail. please email me and I'd be glad to correspond with you. My name is Peter. On Jan-07-15 at 18:22:40 PST. seller added the following information: *Please note that the photos presented here are from my iPhone and not the greatest quality. The car looks even better in person. Thanks. On Jan-10-15 at 08:30:59 PST. seller added the following information:**I failed to mention I installed a new. Centerforce 11" clutch.