Big Burnouts: 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari - /BIG MUSCLE
If you haven't figured it out by now, we love wagons on this show. To some
they're a misunderstood breed, but to those in the know, they're amazing.
Not only were the wagons of yesteryear known for their styling, but their
capacity to haul as much cargo as a modern day pickup. This 1964 Pontiac
Catalina Safari started off life as a Police Wagon, but was transformed by
its owner into the kick-ass, tire-shredding monster you see here. With a
Nelson Racing Engines 468 cid big-block under the hood, some updated
suspension bits and a killer look, this big green machine is
outside-the-box styling at its best.
• Mike Artman
1965 Pontiac 2+2 Catalina 421 Tri Power Sold!
1965 Pontiac 2+2 Catalina with the Original, Matching numbers 421/376hp Tri
Power is for sale! Sleek, Strong and ready... Call Tim Sleeman at:
586-838-0097, go to: http://sleemansclassiccars.com to see and read more.
Sleemans CLassic cars. Michigan.
1965 PONTIAC CATALINA 2+2, THE FAST " TIGER "
FOR AN EXTRA $418 YOU COULD GET THE TWO PLUS TWO OPTION AND TURN STANDARD
PONTIAC CATALINA COUPE OR CONVERTIBLE INTO A FAST TIGER. THIS INCLUDED
HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION, BUCKET SEATS, 4 BARREL CARB, 3-SPD GEARBOX, FLOOR
MOUNTED HURST SHIFTER, DUAL Exhaust,
CUSTOM PINSTRIPING AND A V-8 421 CID WITH 338 BHP. ( THE OWNER INSTALLED A
455 CID ENGINE ALONG WITH ALUMINUM INTAKE MANIFOLDS AND VALVE COVERS ).
THE ALL SYNCRO MUNCIE 4-SPEED OR A NEW 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC WERE THE TRANNY
OPTIONS. THE WHEELBASE OF THESE PONTIACS ARE 121 INCHES WITH OVERALL
LENGTH OF 214 1/2 INCHES. ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS OF PONTIAC IN THE DAY
STATED THAT PONTIAC WAS A WILD TIGER AND IT'S FAMOUS WIDE-TRACK STANCE WAS
PART OF THAT IMAGE. THE 2+2 COULD DO THE QUARTER MILE IN 15 SECONDS.
11,521 2+2'S WERE SOLD MAKING THIS EXAMPLE A SELDOM SEEN PONTIAC. THE
OWNER STATES THAT HE KNOWS OF ONLY 20 OR SO STILL IN EXISTENCE. THE SPLIT
GRILLE WITH A "BEAK" SEPERATION IS A PONTIAC STYLING CUE OF THE SIXTIES AS
WELL AS THE HUGE OBLONG TAILIGHTS. CHECK OUT THE EXPANSE OF SHEET METAL
PAST THE DOOR THAT TRAILS TO THE BACK BUT REACHES UP INTO THE ROOFLINE.
ALSO NOTE THE FLAIRED TRIM ALONG THE BOTTOM. THE PAINT JOB OF THE FACTORY
MONTERO RED IS SPECTACULAR AND IS OFFSET BY THE WHITE PINSTRIPING. THANKS
VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS VERY RARE 2+2. And by the way, Pontiac died
October 31st after 84 years.