1965 Pontiac Catalina 2 door hardtop sport coupe 389 cubic inch 2 barrel
The `65 has a classic look that can`t be beat
The original alternator was in the car, and the bushings dried out and wore away on a 1,300 mile round trip to a car show. this happened at 48,000 miles in 2000.
The original radiator rusted out. The tanks were paper thin. I replaced it in 1999.
Other than the rad and the alternator there has not been anything that broke on the car.
This is a very low miles car which sat in storage from 1973 until 1987. When parts don`t get used, they wear out faster when they finally do get used.
I can cruise all day at 75 mph and it doesn't matter to the car. I get about 19 miles per gallon on the highway too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd January, 2003
The 1965 Pontiac Catalina sounds like an awesome ride, although 1961 Catalinas are my favorite.
I liked the '61 Pontiacs too, in fact, I think the 1961 model year stands out for ALL the full-size GM models. Sort of a step back from the crazy-fin 1959-60 models but not so conventional looking as the '62 and later models.