To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 266575E175745
Estimate: $ 32,000 - $ 34,000 US
Pontiac introduced the Grand Prix Two-Door Sport Coupe as an all-new top-of-the-line model in 1962. Essentially, all Bonneville level trim items were included as well as bucket seats with center console and tachometer. It was Pontiac’s personal luxury car built to compete with the Ford Thunderbird and it proved an immediate sales success.
Pontiac advertised its 1965 model as “The Quick Wide Tracks and Motor Trend honored the entire Pontiac lineup with its “Car of the Year Award.” On April 13, 1965, the 10 millionth Pontiac was assembled and the now-famous John DeLorean took over as General Manager of the division. The Grand Prix was the most distinctive of all the 1965 full-size Pontiacs with unique styling features to set it apart from the rest of the Pontiac lineup. Included were rear fender skirts which emphasized the new “coke bottle” styling. Pontiacs also received new frames, front and rear suspensions, as well as new steering gear and linkage. The GM division offered no less 22 engine and transmission options among the full-size models. This one of 57,881 Grand Prix’s built for the 1965 model year. 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix Sport Coupe