1965 Pontiac Grand Prix – Seller Listing Elsewhere
April 3, 2022 Update – The seller informed us of his intention to list his ’65 Grand Prix on a competitive website. We thank him for the opportunity to sell his family’s heirloom and wish we could have been the ones to find a new home for it. We wish him nothing but the best.
March 30, 2022 Update: Unfortunately, the high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price.
GuysWithRides.com offered this 42.1K original mile, Cameo White over Black Morrokide, 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix. This completely original, low-mileage survivor is being offered by the grandson of the original owner. Never in rain, only three people have ever driven this car: The meticulous original owner, his son, and most recently the grandson who has decided to look for a suitable buyer to become the next caretaker of this family heirloom.
We offered this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix in an online, reserve-style auction. Bidding opened Wednesday, March 16, 2022, and ran for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 7:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
This Grand Prix currently resides in North Carolina approximately one hour by car north of Charlotte International Airport.
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In an effort to steal market share from Ford’s Thunderbird personal luxury car, Pontiac introduced the Grand Prix Two-Door Sport Coupe as an all-new top-of-the-line model in 1962. Grand Prix came equipped with all the amenities and features found in the brand’s top-of-the-line Bonneville including bucket seats equipped with a tachometer-topped center console.
Fast forward three years and for 1965 Pontiac launched its redesigned full-size lineup as The Quick Wide Tracks. Underneath, all Pontiacs featured new frames, front and rear suspensions, as well as new steering gear and linkage. Outfitted with unique styling features differentiating it from the rest of the line, Grand Prix was the most distinctive of all the 1965 full-size Pontiacs. Grand Prix featured rear fender skirts emphasizing the car’s new ‘coke bottle’ styling. Grand Prix retained the exclusive squared-off roofline with concave rear windows, albeit slightly more rounded the previous year.
The 1965 Grand Prix interior came equipped with an all-new instrument panel featuring more extensive use of simulated walnut trim, and a new steering wheel with horn bars replacing the prior horn ring. The standard bucket seat could be replaced by a no-cost bench seat option with a center armrest. Additional new options included an automatic air conditioning system. Standard equipment included a glovebox lamp, padded assist grip, courtesy lamps, and front and rear armrests. The Grand Prix two-door hardtop coupe had a base price of $3,430 and 57,881 examples were sold, a slight decrease from the 63,810 examples sold the previous year, and a decrease of more than 15,000 over the 72,959 produced for 1963.
The example up for auction here features its original standard 389 cubic-inch, overhead-valve V8 topped with a four-barrel Carter carburetor delivering 333 horsepower. Sending power to the 3.23:1 rear axle is a new-for-1965 optional three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic with torque-converter. The car features a dealer-installed air conditioning system. However, while the compressor spins freely and all of the equipment is in place, the seller notes that the A/C will need to be serviced.
Thomas, the third caretaker, and grandson of the original owner reports his 42,110 original mile Grand Prix has never been driven in the rain and has only been driven by himself, his father, and of course, his grandfather. Thomas described to us how fastidious his grandfather was with the car. Washing this Grand Prix was a half-day ritual as it “had to be done right.” Thomas fondly remembers waiting for his Grandfather to turn the corner on Sundays as he slowly drove down the street so that stones would not damage the car.
As the pictures and video indicate, this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix presents and drives in excellent condition with only a few blemishes to speak of.
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