1965 Buick La Sabre 400 - 355 Buick V8 Engine, 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Factory Air Condition, Tilt Steering Wheel, Sonomatic AM Radio, Vacuum Trunk Release, Tissue Dispenser, Electro - Cruise Option, Power Antenna, Auxiliary Trunk Light, Interior Light Group, LOF Glass, Buick Rubber Floor Mats, Finished In Original Turquoise Mist, Black Bench Seat Interior, Original Spare & Jack Assembly, This Is A True Time Capsule Car, Recent Maintenance Include New Exhaust, New Brakes Front & Rear, New Cragar Wheels & Tires, New Radiator Flush, Original Mag Wheels Included, 3 Owner Car That Is Documented With Original Protect - O - Plate, Owners Manual & Dealer Accessory Booklet, Runs & Drives Great! True Time Capsule Car That You Just Don't See!
Starting in 1965, the LeSabre was available in two trim levels, the base LeSabre and the LeSabre Custom, which featured a more luxurious interior trim and also included the convertible body style not available in the base LeSabre line.
Interiors were also new for 1965 with a revised instrument panel featuring two round dials for speedometer and other instruments much like the 1963–64 models along with new heating/air conditioning controls.
Drivetrains were unchanged from 1964 with the 250-horsepower two-barrel carbureted 300-cubic-inch V8 the standard powerplant on all models with a standard three-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed manual or two-speed Super Turbine 300 automatic. Available at extra cost with the new LeSabre "400" package was the 250-horsepower 300-cubic-inch V8 with four-barrel carburetion and 10.25 to 1 compression which required premium fuel, compared to the standard two-barrel engine that used regular fuel. The 400 package also included the more desirable Super Turbine "400" three-speed automatic transmission also found in Buick's higher-priced Wildcat, Electra 225 and Riviera models.
Buick's engine–transmission practice was similar to that of GM's Chevrolet Division, which at that time only offered the two-speed Powerglide automatic with most of its engine offerings in full-sized vehicles, requiring buyers who preferred the similar three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic (basically the same transmission under a different name) to order one of the larger V8 engines. Both Pontiac and Oldsmobile offered the Turbo Hydra-Matic on all of their full-sized cars with any engine offering, and three-speed automatics were also the norm on big cars from GM's medium-priced competitors such as the Chrysler Newport and Mercury Monterey, which offered the TorqueFlite and Cruise-O-Matic transmissions, respectively.