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1962 Pontiac SD 421

A descriptive history of the 1962 Super Duty Pontiacs.


 


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1962 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty 1 of 1
Rare all Aluminium 389 Dual Quad engine, built exclusively for Mickey Thompson. This is the only known running example. *SOLD!*





PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru 1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in 1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac). PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the 1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The 1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced. Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980 the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8 blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25 pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.





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).





1962 Grand Prix Tri Power Show Car For Sale!
$43,990.00 Inc. Free Delivery in 48 states! See Updated Video. Documented! Call Jeff Whitaker 410-562-9319 - Visit www.STARCARVIDEO.com for prices.





1973 Trans-Am SD BARN FIND
**UPDATE** This car has been sold and shipped to its new owner in June 2010. We were sad to see it go, but had fun watching everyones comments about this car. We sold it in the same condition, having only detailed the car. We recently acquired this RARE (1 of 252, or 1 of 180 if you compare with automatics) 1973 SUPER DUTY with only 49,000. This is the car exactly as we found it...another video will be coming soon





1962 Pontiac Catalina Tri-Power
Here is a full-size '62 Pontiac packing a lil' something extra for you. Enjoy the video.





PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 2 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru 1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in 1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac). PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the 1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The 1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced. Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980 the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8 blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25 pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.





1962 Pontiac Grand Prix - First year of the Grand Prix!
First year of the Grand Prix, only 30,195 built for '62. Give this car a thumbs up (and share!) if you think it's as amazing as I do! This car is 100% restored. Powered by a new 468 with approx 3000 miles, dual Edlebrock 4 Barrel carbs.700R w/ overdrive transmission, posi-trac rear end 3.42. Interior is perfect, which is the factory installed original, not a mark any where. Also perfect: carpet, headliner, dash, console, glove box, Wonder bar radio w/ factory rear speaker. Exterior is also perfect, repainted 5 years ago, as you can see from the pictures, not a blemish anywhere. 8 Lug wheels http://www.hotautoweb.com/classics/1962-grand-prix





PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 3 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.





Blast from the past 1962 Catalina @ Pontiac Nats 2001 Norwalk OH
1962 Catalina at Ames Performance Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals does a burnout





1997 Camaro SS, LT-4
A description of the 1997 Camaro SS with the LT-4 engine option. I have driven a Firehawk with this exact engine option.





Crank 'Er UP!!! 421...Best Of Show!!!
Musclepalooza 2008, overattended!!!





Driving a 1966 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 421 4 Speed
We test drive a stock 1966 Pontiac 2+2 421 4 speed.





(Part 1) 1962 Pontiac Convertible Destroyed In Decades
http://www.junkyardjunkeez.com As Sam is taking you past old abandoned cars on this farm junkyard tour, he is thinking the main feature of a 1962 Pontiac Parisienne is the rust damage. But he is about to get a surprise when he walks around to the other side and gets a closer look... and sees it's a convertible! Look for part 2 on YouTube or visit our web site above and click the 'Old Cars On Farms' button.





MOONSHINE GIRL'S 62 Pontiac Rare Muscle Car 100 Made as SuperDuty version
A 1962 Pontiac Super Duty with 450HP dual quad carb. is introduced at Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum by Daisy and Floyd Garrett himself. The premier muscle car museum in the Smokies region hosted by the premier local hostess Daisy. Museum has over 90 priceless muscle cars on display in Sevierville, TN area. A great place to take the family and relive the golden era of classic muscle cars. Close to Gatlinburg, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN, Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains National park and all the great car shows every year. See more of Daisy's tours of the Smokies at www.SevierTV.com





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