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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix

March 25, 2019

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix

By the time this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix went on sale, it was gravitating more towards the luxury side of the personal luxury coupe genre, the sporty end being covered well-enough by the mid-sized GTO. How could you tell? A glance at the standard equipment list, where one item in particular jumps out at you, should verify: fender skirts. There you go! Inside you could get something Pontiac called blue charcoal Pontchartrain cloth or even black expanded Morrokide — either at, as Pontiac pointed out — “no extra cost whatsoever.”  Under the hood was a 325-hp, 389 cu. in. V-8 mated to a Turbo-Hydramatic transmission (optional was a 333-hp version with a three-speed manual transmission). This white GP (sans fender skirts) was seen a few years ago in the hamlet of Shawnee.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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