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1965 Pontiac Bonneville
Fender skirts were available on the 1965 Bonneville passenger cars.

1965 Pontiac Bonneville

The 1965 Pontiac Bonneville received a minor syling changes. The Bonneville badges were added to the left side of the hood and on the rear fenders.

The Bonneville continued to offer many standard features including courtesy lamps, padded dash, front and rear arm rests, cloth and vinyl interior combinations and many other options not available as standard on other Pontiac Models.

Total production for the 1965 Bonneville including station wagons was 134,663. Of those, 1,449 had synchromesh and 133,214 had Hydra-Matic.

The standard Bonneville engine used the base 389 platform backed by a three speed Synchromesh transmission which produced 325 HP. The optional Hydramatic transmission equipped 389 V8 produced 333 HP using the carter 4bbl. carburetor.

1965 Pontiac Bonneville Production

Model Factory Price Weight Production
Bonneville 4dr. Hardtop $3,362 3,993 lbs 62,480
Bonneville 2dr. Hardtop $3,288 3,909 lbs 44,030  
Bonneville 2dr. Convertible $3,520 3,935 lbs 21,050
Bonneville 4dr. Station Wagon $3,557 4,282 lbs 6,460

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Bonneville 124 in 221.7 in 62.5 in 64 in 8.25 x 14
Bonneville Station Wagon 121 in 217.9 in 62.5 in 64 in 8.25 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the left front hinge pillar. Fisher body on cowl tells style number, body number, trim code, paint code, and other data.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
2 = Pontiac
Second & Third Symbol - Series
33 = Standard Tempest 54 = 2 + 2
35 = Custom Tempest 56 = Star Chief
37 = LeMans 62 = Bonneville
39 = Safari Station Wagon w/ wood grain 66 = Grand Prix
52 = Catalina & Ventura  
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 45 = station wagon three seat
27 = two-door sedan 57 = two-door hardtop
35 = station wagon two seat 67 = convertible
37 = two-door hardtop 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop 87 = two-door hardtop
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
5 = 1965
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(C) Southgate, California (R) Arlington, Texas
(D) Doraville, Georgia (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(E) Linden, New Jersey (V) Bloomfield, Illinios
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (X) Kansas City, Kansas
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Engine Options

 eng.  hp  disp. carb   Bonneville  Star Chief  Grand Prix  Catalina  Tempest
 6 140   215 2-bbl  * * * *  std.
 V-8 250  326  2-bbl  * * * * $108 
 V-8 285  326  4-bbl  * * * * $173 
 V-8 335 389-GTO  4-bbl * * * * $296
 V-8 360  389  3 2-bbl  * * * * $116 on
GTO
 V-8 256 (economy V-8 available on all Pontiacs w/Turbo Hydra-matic) 389 2-bbl * std.  * std. *
 V-8 290   389 2-bbl *  std.
H-M
*  std.
H-M
*
 V-8 325   389 4-bbl  std.
H-M
 $35  std.
H-M
 $35 *
 V-8 333   389 4-bbl  std.  $45  std.  $45 *
 V-8 338  389 3 2-bbl  $133  $178  $133  $178 *
 V-8 338   421 4-bbl.  $138  $174  $108  $174 *
 V-8
 V-8
356 
376
421 
421HO
3 2-bbl 
 $272
 $376
 $307
 $410
 $241
 $344
 $307
 $410
*

Notes:

* - Info Not Available at this time

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 Stamped on servo cover on right side of transmission.
Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case or on the left side of converter housing.
Powerglide Stamped on a metal tag located on the right side of the transmission.
Super Turbine 300 (TempesTorque) On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case or stamped on lower servo cover.
Jetway On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case or stamped on lower servo cover.
3-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
4-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Transmission Type
20 TempesTorque
30 TempesTorque
LA TempesTorque
MA TempesTorque
MB TempesTorque
MC TempesTorque
NA TempesTorque
NB TempesTorque
PA Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PB Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PC Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PE Turbo Hydra-Matic
PH Turbo Hydra-Matic 400

Options and Accessories

Description  Bonneville   Star Chief   Grand Prix   Catalina Tempest
 Superlift shocks $40 $40 $40 $40 $40
 Quick-ratio steering * * * * $11
 Tach $54 $54 $54  $54 *
 Transistor ignition w/ AC $75 $75 $75 $75 $75
 Transistor ignition w/ out AC $65 $65 $65 $65 $65
 Turbo hydra-matic transmission $231 $231 $231 $231 *
 Two-speed automatic w/ 6 * * * * $188
 Two-speed automatic w/ V-8 * * * * $199
 Tri-comfort AC $430 $430 $430 $430 $346
 Tinted glass, all windows $43  $43 $43 $43 $31
 Seat belt sets $8   $8 $8 $8 $8
 Heavy-duty battery $5   $5 $5 $5 $4
 Electro Cruise and fuel warning $86  $86 $86 $86 *
 Brougham option $161 * * * *
 Console $108 $108 $108 $108  $48
 Auto temperature control $65 $65 $65 $65 *
 Bucket seats $116 * std. opt. opt.
 Power left bucket seat $71 $71 $71 $71 $71
 Ride and handeling package $16 $16 $16 $16 $16
 Rally gauge cluster and tach * * * * $86
 Aluminum wheels/hubs/drums $121  $121  $121  $138 *
 Catalina 2+2 package, convertible * * * $397 *
 Catalina 2+2 package, coupe * * * $419 *
 GTO option package * * * * $296
 dual exhausts on V-8s $31 $31 $31 $31 $31
 Saf-T-Track differential $43 $43 $43 $43 $38
 Four-speed $231 $231 $231 $231 $188
 Power steering $108 $108 $108 $97 $97
 Power brakes $43 $43 $43 $43 $43
 Transistorized voltage regulator $11 $11 $11 $11 $11

Notes:

* - Info Not Available at this time

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Starlight Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Dulux® Code - 93-005

N - Burgundy Red
Lucite® Code - 4624LH
Dulux® Code - 181-97213M

B - Blue Charcoal
Lucite® Code - 4622L
Dulux® Code - 181-97211

P - Iris Mist
Lucite® Code - 4632L
Dulux® Code - 181-97221

C - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

R - Montero Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97540H

D - Fontaine Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L
Dulux® Code - 181-972219

T - Capri Gold
Lucite® Code - 4627L
Dulux® Code - 181-97216

E - Nightwatch Blue
Lucite® Code - 4631L
Dulux® Code - 181-97220

V - Mission Beige
Lucite® Code - 4401L
Dulux® Code - 93-96261

H - Palmetto Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L
Dulux® Code - 181-97223

W - Bluemist Slate
Lucite® Code - 4623L
Dulux® Code - 181-97212

K - Reef Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L
Dulux® Code - 181-97217

Y - Mayfair Maize
Lucite® Code - 4620L
Dulux® Code - 93-96908

L - Teal Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4629L
Dulux® Code - 181-97218
 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination VC on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Mission Beige and the roof area in Cameo Ivory.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is under the dash, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Parchment
Lucite® Code - 9000L (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9176LM (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9197LH (flat)

Medium Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9171LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L (semi-gloss)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9224LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9198LH (flat)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9172LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9194LH (flat)

Gunmetal
Lucite® Code - 4622L(semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9191LH (flat)
Red
Lucite® Code - 9183LM (semi-gloss)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L (semi-gloss)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9181LM (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Dark Green
Lucite® Code - 9225LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L (semi-gloss)

 

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Turquoise = 389-256

 

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