Pontiac 1965

Tempest    
LeMans    
GTO    
Catalina    
2+2    
Grand Prix    
Star Chief    
Bonneville    

USA

Engines:
R6 cyl., 1-bbl, comp. 8.6:1, 215 cu.in., 140 h.p. (std on Tempest and LeMans)
V8 cyl., 2-bbl, comp. 9.2:1, 326 cu.in., 250 h.p. (opt on Tempest and LeMans)
V8 cyl., 4-bbl, comp. 10.5:1, 326 cu.in., 285 h.p. (opt on Tempest and LeMans)
V8 cyl., 4-bbl, comp. 10.75:1, 389 cu.in., 335 h.p. (std on GTO)
V8 cyl., 3x2-bbl, comp. 10.75:1, 389 cu.in., 360 h.p. (opt on GTO)
V8 cyl., 2-bbl, comp. 8.6:1, 389 cu.in., 256 h.p. (std on Catalina and Star Chief)
V8 cyl., 2-bbl, comp. 10.5:1, 389 cu.in., 290 h.p. (std on Catalina and Star Chief)
V8 cyl., 4-bbl, comp. 10.5:1, 389 cu.in., 325 h.p. (std on Bonneville and Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., 4-bbl, comp. 10.5:1, 389 cu.in., 333 h.p. (std on Bonneville and Grand Prix, opt on Catalina and Star Chief)
V8 cyl., 4-bbl, comp. 10.5:1, 421 cu.in., 338 h.p. (std on 2+2, opt on Catalina, Star Chief, Bonneville and Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., 2-bbl, comp. 8.6:1, 389 cu.in., 256 h.p. (opt on Catalina, Star Chief, Bonneville and Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., 3x2-bbl, comp. 10.75:1, 421 cu.in., 356 h.p. (opt on 2+2, Catalina, Star Chief, Bonneville and Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., 3x2-bbl, comp. 10.75:1, 421 cu.in., 376 h.p. (opt on 2+2, Catalina, Star Chief, Bonneville and Grand Prix)

 

Tempest

  wb: 115 in. R6 cyl.
1-bbl.
215 cu.in.
140 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
2-bbl.
326 cu.in.
250 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
326 cu.in.
285 h.p.
Sedan 4 Door Sedan std opt opt
Coupé 2 Door Coupé std opt opt
Custom Sedan 4 Door Sedan std opt opt
Custom Sports Coupé 2 Door Coupé std opt opt
Custom Hardtop 2 Door Hardtop std opt opt
Custom Convertible 2 Door Convertible std opt opt

 

Did you ever see a car that looked so completely Pontiac? This is even more remarkable when you realize that the Pontiac Tempest is staring the low-priced field right in the pocketbook. Let's face it. You can't go anywhere else and get so much that's Pontiac for so little money. The stacked head lights are so distinctively Pontiac! The famous split grille is practically a Pontiac trademark. And, of course, the styling is so purely Pontiac that it carries the name, front and rear. And while we're talking about Pontiac features, look at the interior. It comes in three color choices in the convertible, four in the other models. Needless to say, carpeting is standard throughout, as are things like the heater, cigarette lighter, armrests and dual sun visors. You don't find us camouflaging them in the optional-at-extra-cost list and charging you a pocketful of money for them (We did say Pontiacs give you more for your money, didn't we?) The standard engine is the six – that snappy, happy economical powerhouse we've been touting as one of the smoothest, newest ones in the industry. Or you can choose from the two V-8s. What more can we say?


Tempest Custom Convertible


Tempest Custom Sedan


Tempest Custom Hardtop Coupé and Sports Coupé


Tempest Sedan


Tempest Sports Coupé

 

LeMans

  wb: 115 in. R6 cyl.
1-bbl.
215 cu.in.
140 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
2-bbl.
326 cu.in.
250 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
326 cu.in.
285 h.p.
Sedan 4 Door Sedan std opt opt
Sports Coupé 2 Door Coupé std opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 Door Hardtop std opt opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible std opt opt

 

Enter the Pontiac Le Mans! If ever a car made the low-priced cars look to their laurels, this is it. For where else can the traditional low-price buyer get a Pontiac that looks like this at a price so low he'd never believe possible? Normally, with all this luxury, you'd expect a luxury-car price. Why the interior (Preston pattern cloth, with expanded Morro-kide bolster strips) is standard! In black and blue charcoal combination or burgundy! Doors are cloth-trimmed, too, with carpeted lower panels to match the nylon-blend carpeting, and a whipCord perforated vinyl headlining. When you stop to think that you can get the LeMans with the newest, smoothest, gas-savingest six ever, or your choice of a regular or premium-fuel V-8, it really makes you want to stop looking right here, doesn't it?


Le Mans Sedan


Le Mans Convertible, Hardtop Coupé and Sports Coupé

 

GTO

  wb: 115 in. V-8 cyl.
1x4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
335 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
389 cu.in.
360 h.p.
Coupé 2 Door Coupé std opt
Hardtop 2 Door Hardtop std opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible std opt

 

Ever wondered what it feels like to be shot from a cannon? The GTO comes in three models – the Hardtop, the Sports Coupé, and the Convertible. Both engines for it are 389-cubic inches, the standard one putting out 335 hp and high-performance one 360 hp. And both engines have chromed rocker covers, air cleaners and oil filler caps. The suspension is firmed up with heavy-duty springs, shocks and stabilizer bar. Bucket seats with belts are standard, as are a 3-speed floor shift, dual exhausts, custom pinstriping and performance 7.75 x 14 red-circle tires (the ones they call tiger paws). Care to know more? Ask the salesman for the special combined GTO/2+2 performance catalog, why don't you?


GTO Convertible


GTO Convertible


GTO Hardtop Coupé


GTO Sports Coupé

 

Catalina

  wb: 121 in. V8 cyl.
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
333 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
421 cu.in.
338 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
356 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
376 h.p.
Sedan 4 dr Sedan std std opt opt opt opt
Sedan 2 dr Sedan std std opt opt opt opt
Vista 4 dr Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt
Sports Coupé 2 dr Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt
Convertible 2 dr Convert. std std opt opt opt opt

 

You say you want a quick and agile car? Handsome. But practical. You must mean a Catalina. It's pure Pontiac, as you can see, yet the price is practical indeed. You get Wide-Track, a 121-inch wheelbase, a Trophy V-8 and all the niceties: full carpeting, electric wipers, dual sun visors, foam-cushioned front seat. Standard engine is 389 cu. in., 256 hp with our new all-synchromesh 3-speed transmission; 290 hp when you order Turbo Hydra-Matic or the 4-speed gearbox. We must have been reading your mind!


Catalina Sports Coupé


Catalina Convertible


Catalina Sedan


Catalina Sports Coupé


Catalina Sports Coupé


Catalina Vista


Catalina Sedan


Catalina Sports Coupé

 

2+2

  wb: 121 in. V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
421 cu.in.
338 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
356 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
376 h.p.
Sports Coupé 2 dr Hardtop std opt opt opt
Convertible 2 dr Convert. std opt opt opt

 

If sports cars came big and beautiful and comfortable and capable they'd be Pontiac 2+2's. There are two models-the Sports Coupé and the Convertible. The moving force is a whacking great 421-cubic inch 4 bbl engine of 338 hp, topped by chromed rocker covers and air cleaner. Standard equipment includes such things as bucket seats, seat belts, full carpeting, a fully-synchronized 3-speed transmission with Hurst shifter, dual exhausts, a performance axle ratio, and heavy-duty springs and shocks to match the handling and ride to the car's performance capabilities. And styling touches like custom pinstriping and vertical louvers on the front fenders. If this sounds like your kind of car, see our special combined 2+2/GTO performance catalog and start browsing.


2+2 Convertible


2+2 Sports Coupé


2+2 Sports Coupé

 

Grand Prix

  wb: 121 in. V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
325 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
333 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
389 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
421 cu.in.
338 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl
421 cu.in.
356 h.p
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl
421 cu.in.
376 h.p
Sports Coupé 2 Door Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt

 

Where do we start to tell you what's new on the beautifully all-new Grand Prix for 65'? New styling, you can see. New sweep to the roofline, you can also see. And we don't have to tell you that the unique venturi shape that travels the full length of the car is going to be the most noticed shape of the year. So why do we run on and on like this? Well, as any Grand Prix owner will tell you, it's awfully hard to stop talking about it. For instance, once you drive a Grand Prix with its 333-hp engine and snappy 3.23:1 rear axle ratio, yoy'll want to tell everyone you know about these really quick Pontiacs. And the same is true when you try the silky new Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission that whooshes you forward so quickly and so positively you think a new form of transportation has just been invented. (It has.) Then there's improved suspension. Bigger, better brakes. More noise-deadening insulation than ever before. Fancy new articulated windshield wipers that sweep a bigger area clean, stay firmly down on the windshield even at highway cruising speeds. (And, if you like, you can equip your Grand Prix with any kind of engine from a regular-fuel 256-hp job all the way up to our 376-hp. 3-2 bbl carburetor, 421-cu. in. powerhouse.


Grand Prix


Grand Prix


Grand Prix


Grand Prix


Grand Prix

 

Star Chief

  wb: 124 in. V8 cyl.
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
333 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
421 cu.in.
338 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
356 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
376 h.p.
Sedan 4 dr Sedan std std opt opt opt opt
Vista 4 dr Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt

 

Though it's altogether new this year, Star Chief doesn't forget its Pontiac tradition. We've a reputation for comfort and luxury and performance to uphold, and we do. Star Chief for 1965 rides the new 124-inch wheelbase, longer and even smoother than last year. Luxury? Star Chief offers eight interiors to choose from and appointments that cost extra in many cars. As for performance, our standard Trophy V-8 in the Star Chief now delivers 290 hp if you order Turbo Hydra-Matic, 256 hp with fully synchronized standard 3-speed, on regular fuel in the bargain. Some bargain! Some car!


Star Chief Sedan


Star Chief Vista

 

Bonneville

  wb: 124 in. V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
325 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
333 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
389 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
421 cu.in.
338 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
356 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
376 h.p.
Vista 4 Door Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt
Brougham 4 Door Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt
Sport Coupé 2 Door Hardtop std std opt opt opt opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible std std opt opt opt opt

 

Maybe the year of the Quick Wide-Tracks is your year for moving up to Bonneville. There's no mistaking, Bonneville deserves first place among Pontiacs. Look at its longer, lower silhouette for 1965, unbroken from wraparound front bumper to massive rear deck save for one sweeping accent in stainless steel. The side glass is gracefully curved to allow extra room inside. Interiors are beautifully coordinated throughout. The Bonneville Brougham is all this and more, from its limousine interior to the padded Cordova vinyl roof you'll want-obviously the car for people who love luxury but insist on being practical.


Bonneville Brougham


Bonneville Brougham


Bonneville Sports Coupé


Bonneville Sports Coupé


Bonneville Sports Coupé


Bonneville Convertible


Bonneville Convertible


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville

 

Safari

    wb: R6 cyl.
1-bbl.
215 cu.in.
140 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
326 cu.in.
250 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
326 cu.in.
285 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
389 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
389 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
325 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
389 cu.in.
333 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
421 cu.in.
338 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
356 h.p.
V8 cyl.
3x2-bbl.
421 cu.in.
376 h.p.
Tempest 4 Door Stn Wgn 115 in. std opt opt. - - - - - - -
Tempest Custom 4 Door Stn Wgn 115 in. std opt opt - - - - - - -
Catalina 4 Door Stn Wgn 6 Psgr 121 in. - - - std std - opt opt opt opt
Catalina 4 Door Stn Wgn 9 Psgr 121 in. - - - std std - opt opt opt opt
Bonneville Custom 4 Door Stn Wgn 121 in. - - - opt - std std opt opt opt

 

We know what a wagon should be. We've been making great ones for years. But we're not ones to sit back and rest on our success – and here's proof: the quick 1965 Safaris! These are big wagons, the Bonneville and Catalina Safari, with a new, longer wheelbase (121 inches) and more than 90 cubic feet of loadable space. Doors and pillars are thinned down this year, side windows gracefully curved so there's more room inside. Safari wagons for 1965 have more horsepower, better performance in proportion to their size because they're, big and because they carry heavy loads. The 333-hp Trophy V-8 in the Bonneville Safari is the most powerful standard engine in any wagon. When you order Turbo Hydra-Matic, Pontiac Safaris come with the lowest standard rear axle ratio in the industry for sprightly performance and good economy in the bargain. Pontiac Safaris provide all the comforts of a sedan, including articulated wipers that sweep a larger windshield area now – especially in the corners . (They're standard on Bonneville.) We know what a wagon should be, don't we?


Bonneville Custom Safari


Catalina Safari Station Wagon


Catalina Safari Station Wagon


Tempest Custom Safari


Tempest Safari

 

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Parisienne