1961 Pontiac Catalina Convertible..tri-power

This is my Thanksgiving present to you! What a beautiful car...and a sleeper too if you just assume it's a "normal" Catalina! This is a tri-power motor, and it has a 4 speed manual transmission too! If we had only known at the time what a keeper this is...they would have had to make a lot more of these! I love those 8 lug wheels...Pontiac was ahead of the curve in supplying beautiful wheels for their cars!

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Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S117 1961 Pontiac Ventura
Arnie Beswick's 1961 "Passionate Poncho" Ventura still ranks as one of the most successful Pontiac factory-built racecars of all time. This Bristol Blue hardtop came from the factory as a 389/348 Tri-Power car with the Super Duty heads and camshaft shipped in the trunk. Once installed, the horsepower was raised to 363 horsepower, a number intentionally underrated by the factory. This is the car that Beswick drove to the '61 Daytona Winternationals and won with. Arnie went on to win a large number of Super Stock races throughout the country that season, solidifying his place as a major player in the Super Stock, A/FX and Funny Car wars of the 1960s. This car is an exceptional example of the breed, verified by Mr. Beswick himself. It is finished in the original race livery and is in its correct 1961 race configuration. Lot # 117 1961 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty 389 Arnie Beswick Superstock





'62 Pontiac Catalina Drag Race at Ardmore Oklahoma shot with GoPro
Video from Ardmore Dragway Aug 31 & Sept1 2012. Part of the 7th annual Hot Rod Reunion. Car Owner LuVern "Doc" Dokter. See my other videos on my channel, danmokc I am posting on a regular basis videos shot with my GoPro. Cheers.





1961 Pontiac Catalina tri-power convertible
Now this is the car to have!! Beautiful paint, interior and engine compartment. According to the owner, less than 20 remaining. This type car was built for racing with that 389 triple carb engine, 348 horsepower, and four speed manual transmission. Note how accessible everything was under the hood! Most amazing is that this car is unrestored. That just goes to prove that if you take really good care of a car, it can look like this 50 years later!! And you can drive it, too!




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