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1965 PONTIAC CATALINA 2+2, THE FAST " TIGER "

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Published on Oct 29, 2010

FOR AN EXTRA $418 YOU COULD GET THE TWO PLUS TWO OPTION AND TURN STANDARD PONTIAC CATALINA COUPE OR CONVERTIBLE INTO A FAST TIGER. THIS INCLUDED HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION, BUCKET SEATS, 4 BARREL CARB, 3-SPD GEARBOX, FLOOR MOUNTED HURST SHIFTER, DUAL EXHAUST, CUSTOM PINSTRIPING AND A V-8 421 CID WITH 338 BHP. ( THE OWNER INSTALLED A 455 CID ENGINE ALONG WITH ALUMINUM INTAKE MANIFOLDS AND VALVE COVERS ). THE ALL SYNCRO MUNCIE 4-SPEED OR A NEW 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC WERE THE TRANNY OPTIONS. THE WHEELBASE OF THESE PONTIACS ARE 121 INCHES WITH OVERALL LENGTH OF 214 1/2 INCHES. ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS OF PONTIAC IN THE DAY STATED THAT PONTIAC WAS A WILD TIGER AND IT'S FAMOUS WIDE-TRACK STANCE WAS PART OF THAT IMAGE. THE 2+2 COULD DO THE QUARTER MILE IN 15 SECONDS. 11,521 2+2'S WERE SOLD MAKING THIS EXAMPLE A SELDOM SEEN PONTIAC. THE OWNER STATES THAT HE KNOWS OF ONLY 20 OR SO STILL IN EXISTENCE. THE SPLIT GRILLE WITH A "BEAK" SEPERATION IS A PONTIAC STYLING CUE OF THE SIXTIES AS WELL AS THE HUGE OBLONG TAILIGHTS. CHECK OUT THE EXPANSE OF SHEET METAL PAST THE DOOR THAT TRAILS TO THE BACK BUT REACHES UP INTO THE ROOFLINE. ALSO NOTE THE FLAIRED TRIM ALONG THE BOTTOM. THE PAINT JOB OF THE FACTORY MONTERO RED IS SPECTACULAR AND IS OFFSET BY THE WHITE PINSTRIPING. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS VERY RARE 2+2. And by the way, Pontiac died October 31st after 84 years.

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