1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 Convertible Red Eustis112313
When you labor over a restoration for years, and spend real money..this is
what you can end up with! This was no ordinary Catalina..it had the 421
cubic inch engine, four speed, bucket seats, upgraded suspension...a recipe
for Catalina like the GTO was for the LeMans. The pride of ownership shows
through this one!
PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY
405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS
who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more
optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac
rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60
degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect
that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but
the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it
would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great
song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).
1968 PONTIAC CATALINA CONVERTIBLE - BEAKED GRILLE CONTINUES
Most car makes years ago could be identified by a certain look, a certain
design. This year the '68 Pontiac tradition continues with it's wide-track
stance and the familiar beaked grille causing instantaneous recognition
that this is indeed a Pontiac. The large Pontiacs came in 3 models: The
Catalina, Executive, and the Bonneville. Engines available for these large
Pontiacs were the 400 cid, 265 hp., 290 hp., 340 hp., or the 428 cid with
between 375 - 390 horses. All engines are V8's. Only 7,339 '68 Catalina
convertibles were made that year. Whereas the only other Pontiac model to
make convertibles was the Bonneville with 7,358 units made. This recently
restored Catalina use to be the owner's college transportation and a lot of
time, funds and sweat was taken to bring this back to factory. So check it
out and see if you can keep from falling for this Pontiac baby. Thanks
very much for viewing this 1968 Pontiac Catalina convertible.
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham First Ride 2012
Scheunenfund - 1968 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham 2dr V8 400cui 6,6 l 340 PS
620 Nm Drehmoment. Irgendwo beim Kochertal gefunden, erst mal notdürftig
fahrbereit gemacht (Kerzen, Kabel, Zündung) und durch Süddeutschland nach
Schwäbisch Gmünd gefahren. Wurden nur 29000 Stück gebaut, in der
Ausstattung vielleicht 1000, wenn überhaupt - Klima, elFH, Servo, Tempomat
Musik: Pontiac Blues by Sonny Boy Williamson II & The Yardbirds
This Bonny was found in a barn in Southern Germany, originally imported
from Phoenix, Arizona AZ more than 10 years ago. Video shows first run &
ride through beautiful German landscape and the historic city of
1965 PONTIAC CATALINA 2+2, THE FAST " TIGER "
FOR AN EXTRA $418 YOU COULD GET THE TWO PLUS TWO OPTION AND TURN STANDARD
PONTIAC CATALINA COUPE OR CONVERTIBLE INTO A FAST TIGER. THIS INCLUDED
HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION, BUCKET SEATS, 4 BARREL CARB, 3-SPD GEARBOX, FLOOR
MOUNTED HURST SHIFTER, DUAL Exhaust,
CUSTOM PINSTRIPING AND A V-8 421 CID WITH 338 BHP. ( THE OWNER INSTALLED A
455 CID ENGINE ALONG WITH ALUMINUM INTAKE MANIFOLDS AND VALVE COVERS ).
THE ALL SYNCRO MUNCIE 4-SPEED OR A NEW 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC WERE THE TRANNY
OPTIONS. THE WHEELBASE OF THESE PONTIACS ARE 121 INCHES WITH OVERALL
LENGTH OF 214 1/2 INCHES. ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS OF PONTIAC IN THE DAY
STATED THAT PONTIAC WAS A WILD TIGER AND IT'S FAMOUS WIDE-TRACK STANCE WAS
PART OF THAT IMAGE. THE 2+2 COULD DO THE QUARTER MILE IN 15 SECONDS.
11,521 2+2'S WERE SOLD MAKING THIS EXAMPLE A SELDOM SEEN PONTIAC. THE
OWNER STATES THAT HE KNOWS OF ONLY 20 OR SO STILL IN EXISTENCE. THE SPLIT
GRILLE WITH A "BEAK" SEPERATION IS A PONTIAC STYLING CUE OF THE SIXTIES AS
WELL AS THE HUGE OBLONG TAILIGHTS. CHECK OUT THE EXPANSE OF SHEET METAL
PAST THE DOOR THAT TRAILS TO THE BACK BUT REACHES UP INTO THE ROOFLINE.
ALSO NOTE THE FLAIRED TRIM ALONG THE BOTTOM. THE PAINT JOB OF THE FACTORY
MONTERO RED IS SPECTACULAR AND IS OFFSET BY THE WHITE PINSTRIPING. THANKS
VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS VERY RARE 2+2. And by the way, Pontiac died
October 31st after 84 years.