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
Driving a 1964 4-speed Wildcat
Here is a little drive in a real-deal 2x4 4-speed Wildcat, stock 425, T-10
trans, 3.42 positrac, and carbs. It moves pretty good for a 4200lb full
size boat (without passengers and so on). The T-10 has a cool whine to it,
kind of like an M-21 or M-22. Just a fun drive around the block, with a
little gratuitous acceleration.