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
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
WeBe Autos Ltd.
920 Middle Country Rd.
St. James, NY 11780
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 "GRAND PRIX" TV AD
When "MEN WERE MEN" and "CARS WERE CARS", nothing like today on BOTH
counts. ---Especially with FART CANNED LOUD CARS that have A LOUD BARK and
SMALLER BITE. I saw a road test from back in the day of one of these early
'421 HO' Grand Prixs knocking off 0-60 in the high 5s low 6s on crappy bias
ply tires of the day and the 'slusho-matic' automatic trans (pre 1965 with
the good TH400 tranny). --And those times were 'stock' WITH NONE OF MY
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 2 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE
(Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made
Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's
General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the
division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team.
Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard
when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and
MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a
brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who
helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
1965 Pontiac Catalina Commercial - 271,0000 were built in 65
1965 saw a complete restyle of the full sized Pontiac cars. There's no
doubt that the Catalina was one of the prettiest!
GM really dominated the style department of the automakers in the mid to
late 60's after falling behind Ford and Chrysler in the late 1950's. They
were clearly dominating again
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix John DeLorean Time Capsule Car
Strong,tight and fast muscle car 389 4 barrel ,Hydro-Matic Tran - A/C works
well, Power Steering , Power Brakes, Original glass bottle for radiator
overflow, Original AM Radio works great, All turn signals, headlamps,
Parking Lights. even the original 25 foot corded emergency lamp attached in
trunk lid. Rare Original spare 8 lug wheel.8 lug aluminum wheels and 4 new
tires all the way around. Drives like new. Bucket and back seat is as
comfortable as a Sealy Posturepedic. Well worn paint needs redone, painted
2 tone in 1990, the beautiful rare gold (sable) color needs restored. Needs
a little tlc to be a great Hot August Nights Car. Needs headliner and fix
small rip in driver seat seam. Even the cigarette lighter works great.
Factory Console Vacuum Tach works. Original trunk liner. Lots of life and
elasticity in upholstery. Original 50 year old carpet looks amazing. Needs
courtesy head lamp cover. All windows roll up and down like new, even the
little wing windows work well. Trunk lid still pops up with the turn of the
key. Remote knob for outside rear view driver side mirror adjusts smoothly.
Dash pad is cracked. A little elbow grease and she will be the star of your
local muscle car shows. Duel Exhaust
purrs like a cat.. John DeLorean was chief engineer on this 1963 Grand Prix
that many consider to be the first muscle car of the era,0 to 60 in around
six seconds was amazing speed in 63. Please feel free to contact me with
any and all questions. $ 9,500.00 OBO.
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix " Sold " Drager's International Classic Sales 206-533-9600
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix. # 894S21574. This is one of those cars I had
to buy and when you see it you will agree. I bought this Grand Prix in
Oregon and it is a one family owned car. I have the original sales invoice
from Vic Bowman Pontiac in Oregon City. It was repainted once and I have a
big stack of receipts. They striped it down and did great job block sanding
so when you look at the photos notice the reflections. I did find a little
bubbling on the lower rear fenders. That and the rear package tray has a
bad spot in the right rear and right rear out side of the bumper has a spot
are about the only flaws you'll find. They are all photoed for you to see.
He did not have the receipts for the engine rebuild but on the rocker cover
is the sticker for the company that rebuilt the engine. Transmission was
rebuilt. This Pontiac has the 8 lug wheels and they are in excellent shape.
It's now serviced and safety checked. I have to tell you it did not need
much. Going over the receipts you can see why it's so nice. They always
changed the oil and kept it right up to date. I have not had a Grand Prix
in a long time. They have to have the best looking interior of most any
car. It's the dash that jumps out at you. Lots of chrome. The out side
lines are great too. They do not build them like this any more. You don't
see a lot of them and none in the condition this one is in. The engine
code 25K tells me it's a 389 cu.in. 303 HP. Engine with automatic
transmission. The S in the VIN tag tells me it was built in South Gate,
California. The 01D tells me it was built January in the 4th week. Trim
code 270 tells me the interior color is Saddle. Paint code S tells me
Saddle Bronze. Notice the 8 lug wheels, they really help set this car off.
I have to say it again, this is one beautiful car. I believe the Grand Prix
has one of the most beautiful dashes ever. Lots of chrome and dials, it
just looks good. Cond. # 2.
Drager's International Classic Sales
18805 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98133
206-533-9600 Fax 206-542-0171
We charge a $50.00 doc fee for instate and $100.00 doc fee for out of state
sales on top of the selling price. The State of Washington says we can
charge up to $150.00 doc fee that is negotiable. The doc fees cover costs
such as trip permits and FedEx costs.
Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the
vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you
should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car
appraisers you can contact.
John Kincl (360) 895-1766
Lance Lambert (206) 362-2530
We use Concours Transport Fred has done a great job for us over the years.
Fred will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
2078 Ponticello DR.
Henderson NV 89052
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over,
we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them
serviced and safety checked. You can see these reports on our web page
www.dragers.com We try very hard to tell you everything that we know.
We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles very well.
We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
Jeri Drager 206-533-9600 Andrew Drager 206-459-3403
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix - Future Classics LLC - For Sale
1964 Grand Prix - Offered for sale! Original Car - 389, Auto, PS, PB, 8 Lug
Wheels, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seat, Buckets, Console, Nice
This car is SOLD SOLD SOLD!
Contact Future Classics LLC for price 732-370-8800
1200 Ocean Ave Rear
Lakewood, NJ 08701