Al & Barb Leiby's 1965 Catalina 2+2

SOLD 122816

 


  This 1965 Pontiac 2+2 was purchased new by Andrew and Veronica Kino, of Wickliffe, Ohio.

In August of 1993 Matt & Wally Schilkowski , of Fairview Park, Ohio, bought the car from John Pinchot, of North Royalton Ohio.

The car was in less than great shape and underwent a frame off, four year plus restoration.
 

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Finished in 1998, Matt, his wife Kathy & Wally hit the car shows & cruise in's together. Matt & Kathy in their restored 1966 tri-power 2+2 and Wally in the 65. The pair (the cars and father & son) are well recognized at the local car shows as well as at the local and national POCI meets. The cars made the cover of the April 2003 High Performance Pontiac Magazine, and over the years their garage shelves were filled with trophy's won by both.

A couple of years ago Matt developed some health problems that slowed him down and this spring the decision was made to sell both cars. Al & Barb Leiby were lucky enough to be the first ones offered a shot at the 65 & they took it home.

The car sports the original dark blue bucket seat interior with console & floor shift. There is a small spot of damage on the passenger seat, possibly from a trouble light. A few coats of Blue Charcoal base coat, clear coat were applied over flawless bodywork. The bright work was re-chromed, the stainless was buffed and renewed 2+2 emblems were applied. The classic exterior was finished with 8 lug wheels. The Coker, bias ply, G-70-14 Redline tires are new this year.

The car sports the original numbers matching 421 motor and trans. Having sat for a couple of years before I bought the car, the motor seals had dryed and were leaking. This summer (2016) I pulled the motor and installed all new gaskets. I also fixed transmission leaks. I drove this car all summer and put over 4,000 trouble free miles on the car, to include a couple of three hour road trips. The car is reliable and ready to go.
   

     

 
 

 

   

 
The 2+2, along with Matt's Burgundy 2+2 was on the cover of the
April, 2003 edition of High Performance Pontiac magazine.
 
The 1965 Pontiac Catalina is arguably one of the best "big" Pontiacs of the decade. A former GM stylist once said the new design was "one full styling wave" ahead of other Detroit offerings that year. The freshly designed Catalina hardtop acquired a full fastback roofline & front-end styling.

For $418.54 one could add the 2 + 2 option which included the big 421 engine with a four-barrel carb, plus heavy-duty three-speed gearbox with floor-mounted Hurst shifter, 3.42:1 rear axle ratio, heavy-duty springs and shocks, and some additional interior appointments.

 


   









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