The 1965 Buick Wildcat GS is a full-size car that was manufactured by Buick, deriving its name from the fiberglass body of the 1953 concept car.
Sales were on the rise in 1965 and due to the enormous demands for Wildcat; Buick had to expand by presenting even more models in the Wildcat assemble. Possessing an all new styling and design that was similar with the LeSabre, Wildcat maintained an exclusive grille and unique badging.
1965 Buick Wildcat specifications
Buick offered four body styles as before, although with three varying trim levels this time. The standard, the Deluxe, and the Custom design all totaling to about 10 different Wildcat models. 1965 boasted the highest year for Wildcats production in a single year- almost 99,000 sales.
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1965 Buick Wildcat engine
The 1965 Buick Wildcat engine was same as that from the previous year, and much like 1963 Buick Wildcat, although an all new styling was adopted on the Wildcat models for 1965. Having a similar sheet metal body as that of the LeSabre, the Wildcat maintained its personalized grille and badging. With a total of ten models, five sedans and five coupes produced that year.
It boasted the Electra 225’s 126-inch wheelbase, the length was increased to over 219 inches, but luckily only a minimal increase occurred in terms of weight. Three different engine strengths were offered the wild (325-horsepower), the wilder (340-horsepower) and the wildest (360-horsepower).
The engine base for the Buick Wildcat was a 325-HP, 401-CID, nailhead V-8. Optional engines were available, such as the 425-CID, V-8 engine that generates 340 horsepower, and a 425-CID Super Wildcat V-8 that produces 360 HP. It also had a heavy duty radiator, dual exhaust pipes, Torque @ RPM 445 @ 2800, heavy-duty suspension and posi-traction.
1965 Buick Wildcat interior
The 1965 Buick wildcat interior has a bucket seat except for the custom orders for plush bench seats. It had a standard center console, a standard speedometer, a tachometer and dashboard clock. All the interiors for all models looked alike except in cases where custom orders were placed.
1965 Buick Wildcat 2-door coupe
The 1965 Buick Wildcat 2-door coupe is a rear-wheel drive, 3-speed automatic gearbox car that ran on gasoline. The Buick was estimated to be capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in as little as 8.4 seconds. Although it didn’t sell as much as the 4-door sedan, the 1965 Buick Wildcat 2-door coupe did better than the Wildcat convertible.
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1965 Buick Wildcat convertible
The 1965 Buick Wildcat convertible went for a price in the region of $3,727 and only about 4,398 convertibles were sold to customers. The Convertibles have been never particularly common, although they make a pleasant, quiet, luxury and efficient cruise car, especially for vacations.
Buick Wildcat pictures
Buick Wildcats were a popular brand car back in the mid-1960s. They were an upgrade from the Buick LeSabre in terms of comfort, prestige, and usually performance. Although with only few of them available these days, the Wildcat series lived up to its hype back in the day.