You want to put excitement in your driving...try this 389 c.i. tri-power with manual four on the floor! This is a real sleeper..an auction car at Zephyrhills. A/C makes it practical year round, Note the rear facing third seat, a common practice at the time. It helped eliminate the problem of getting past the second seat to get to the back, but was a trade off in that it required you to board via the tailgate. Used most likely by small children or pets...makes you wonder about the safety of that arrangement!
1965 Pontiac Catalina Ventura hdtp Grn
These are the days when Pontiac was at its zenith! Tremendous style, even in the low priced series. Notice the detail in the classy steering wheel, the dash and the great two tone interior. Pontiac knew how to name their cars..this one had two names referring to California classics..Catalina the isle off the coast, and Ventura, the county. So key to buyer's dreams and aspirations!
1964 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
This was the top of the Pontiac line back in 1964. You have to admire the long, graceful lines..and the elegant simplicity of the dash! The 8 lug wheels are pieces of art! A boss of mine whose brother owned a Pontiac dealership had a hardtop version of this car...impressive, indeed!
Pontiac Catalina Safari wagon
You don't often see these wagons....especially with the 8 lug wheels this one has! The best of both worlds...a great car to show, and to press into service as an occasional hauler!
1963 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Blk CocoaB051912
Now THIS is a convertible! I love the all black styling theme, plenty of chrome for accent, yet it's not overdone. 389 with three two barrels netted 313 brake horsepower. Looks like aftermarket A/C was added, a good idea, especially for a black car here in Florida. One of my coworkers had one of these, brand new!
1964 Catalina first start of 2010
Here is a the start of my 1964 Pontiac Catalina! I bought this car 10 years ago. I only started "fixing it up" within the last couple of years. It sat in a garage in South Dakota from 67 to 1999 when I bought it, then from 1999 to 2008 I had it stored at my parents place.
1964 Pontiac Catalina Sport Coupe Walk Around 1
Describing my 1964 Pontiac Catalina Options and Heritage as "GTO's Bigger Brother" for 1964.
Powered by a 1973 Pontiac GTO YS 400ci, 280+HP with Clevite High Performance Cam Shaft, Powder Coated Edelbrock Pontiac Intake #2156, Powder Coated Pontiac T/A Wire Looms, Rodney Red Pontiac Aluminum Radiator, Universal Style Braided Throttle Cable Replaces the Factory Hanger Style Linkage, Trans Mounted Kick Down Switch for TH 400 Long Neck Transmission replaces the Stock Roto-Hydramatic Slim Jim Tranny which did not have Kick Down switch, Optional Factory A/C, Remote Side Mirror, Tinted Glass, AM Radio, Front Seat Belts. Original Cost was $4,379.00 in 1964.
MY 1960 SAFARI WAGON. PONCHO ESPECIAL
MY 1960 PONTIAC CATALINA SAFARI WAGON. 389 PONTIAC V8, AUTOMATIC, CONVERTED TO 12 VOLT AND ALTERNATOR, DUAL 40SERIES FLOWMASTER'S......ITS A PEBBLE PUSHER.
1960 Pontiac Catalina Safari w/389 3 Spd manual
I got a great deal on this 1960 Catalina Safari. It has a 389 V8 engine and manual column shifted 3 speed transmission. It's is a rare 9 passenger/3 seat car that has no radio, no clock, no side view mirror, manual steering, manual brakes, power rear window, Safe-t-Trac rear axel (posi) rear stabilizer bar and "Flintstone" floorboards. I'm glad I could save this one from the crusher and hope to have it running soon... Anybody else have an old Pontiac Station Wagon?
1965 Pontiac Tempest Wagon
Here's a 65 Tempest wagon in amazing shape! It has a numbers matching 326ci V8 and a fresh 200-R4 4 speed automatic transmission! The engine has 18,000 miles on it since the rebuild so everything is in tip top condition! The car only has 92,000 original miles. The paint is in fantastic shape, especially considering it's 47 years old! It has restored 7x14 Rally II wheels with BFG tires, a new power brake system, new power steering pump, new power rear window motor, and tons of other new parts. The entire car has been gone through and is entirely mechanically sound. The interior has been restored using much of the original vinyl, has new carpet, a new headliner, new arm rests, and the AM radio works! Other options include front and rear sway bars, new 2 1/2 inch Exhaust and new splitters, new windshield and heater core, and way too much to list! Comes with a 4 barrel setup as well! This thing is ready for a road trip!
PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru 1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in 1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac). PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the 1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The 1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced. Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980 the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8 blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25 pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.