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
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.
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.
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
WeBe Autos Ltd.
920 Middle Country Rd.
St. James, NY 11780
Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.
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.