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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.


 


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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.





1966 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible Rev Up Motors
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132701 / 1965 Pontiac GTO
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bnf7y9s This all original Tiger Gold 1965 Pontiac GTO is a fully documented, one-of-a-kind car which just may be the finest un-restored tri-power cars on the planet. Imagine it's 1965 and you're at Rogers & Company Pontiac in Knoxville, Tennessee while Keith Rugel was signing papers on one of the hottest cars to roll out of Detroit in almost a decade. The mighty GTO, by its very nature, was a car that everyone wanted to be seen in; and what better way could Mr. Rugel make a lasting visual statement than checking the options sheet for GMs special order 2XX Tiger Gold paint. Both attention-grabbing and sophisticated, this Pontiac's flashy gold hue perfectly complements its unbeatable combination of performance and style. Never disassembled or fully restored, that mostly original paint has been immaculately maintained over 100% original rust-free body panels. It's still rich, vibrant and glows every bit as good as when it left the showroom floor almost 46 years ago. Pop the smooth, gold hood and a strategically placed courtesy lamp illuminates the cars pristine, numbers matching 389 V8. When this car was sold to its second owner, Bill Ragsdale, he commissioned Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties to pull the body and detail both the frame and engine which resulted in the factory fresh look you see here. Top dead center on the motor is three Rochester 2-barrel carburetors which feature individual chrome air cleaners, correct metal tags and a traditional yellow spring. Below those carburetors, the hot 389 is resplendent in Pontiac Turquoise with proper chrome valve covers and correct original Exhaust manifolds. In front of the motor, a heavy-duty cooling system circulates fluid through correct reproduction hoses and tower clamps, and at the back of the motor, a correct points distributor sends fire through reproduction Packard Suppression wires. As the engine's WS stamp indicates, you'll find a capable, wide ratio M20 Muncie 4-speed transmission mounted just below all original floor pans. That original transmission feeds an optional 10 bolt Saf-T-Track rear end with tall, asphalt burning 3.55 gears. Take a look at the pictures, and once again Bill Ragsdale and Scott Tiemanns vision shines brilliantly as the cars fresh satin black frame looks fantastic against its straight flat black floor pans. Below that frame, an original double A-arm front and four link rear suspension rides on fresh bushings and new ball joints to ensure a composed ride; and new Delco spiral shocks perfectly replicate the cars correct optional Ride & Handling Package. At the center of the car, Exhaust flows through a new mandrel bent aluminized true dual system and factory replacement mufflers to give the potent 389 its legendary growl. And at the corners of the car, rebuilt drum brakes sit behind impossible to find 14 inch Hurst cast aluminum wheels which wear authentic G70x14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redline tires. Inside the car, a positively stunning original code 213-B vinyl interior looks much younger than its age would suggest and shows virtually no sign of wear at all. The front bucket and rear bench seats feature a stylish diagonal pattern which is unique to the GTO and complement the 'boxed' and stainless trimmed door panels exceptionally well. Between the seats, a correct Delco Reverb AM radio hangs above an optional center console which holds a chrome Hurst shifter and white cue ball knob amid slick, finned chrome trim that still looks modern even today. In front of the seats, an optional padded dash wraps stylish wood trim around an optional Rally gauge cluster which includes a crisp tachometer and cool checkered flag speedometer. Below the seats, like-new black carpet is protected by four Silver trimmed rubber floor mats, and above the seats, a fresh headliner is stretched tight from door to door. In front of the driver, a correct three spoke sport wheel features a pristine wood rim and Pontiac Motor Division horn button. Some of the best classic cars are the ones that can tell the best stories; and in terms of history and significance to collectors, this all original, one-of-a-kind GTO is impossible to beat! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!





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!





1962 Pontiac Catalina Tri-Power
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Pontiac Catalina 1965
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1965 Pontiac 2+2 Catalina 421 Tri Power Sold!
Sold 12/12/2012 1965 Pontiac 2+2 Catalina with the Original, Matching numbers 421/376hp Tri Power is for sale! Sleek, Strong and ready... Call Tim Sleeman at: 586-838-0097, go to: http://sleemansclassiccars.com to see and read more. Sleemans CLassic cars. Michigan.





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1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible For Sale
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133093 / 1965 Pontiac Catalina
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/c8mjfot If you're looking for a unique and impressive classic that'll draw big crowds and elicit long stares wherever you go, this Tri-power convertible is your ticket! Despite being delivered to Burnett Pontiac in Cincinnati, Ohio, this awesome Catalina has spent the majority of its 47 years as a resident of the hot and dry south. During the car's recent restoration, all its original rust-free body panels were aligned to better than factory standards and sprayed in a correct coat of GM code N Burgundy Red basecoat/clearcoat. Naturally our skilled restoration staff in Mentor wanted the car to look its absolute best when unveiled; so they color-sanded its burgundy profile to highlight the body's arrow-straight panels, and buffed every inch of its clearcoat into a mirror-like shine. Take a look under this Catalina's long, beaked hood and you'll find a 421 cubic inch Tri-power V8 which was delivered from the factory with an impressive 356 horsepower. Topping the motor is three chrome GTO-style air cleaners which funnel wind into three freshly rebuilt Rochester two-barrel carburetors. The resultant air/fuel mixture passes through a correct cast iron intake manifold to factory-spec internals which are housed in a correctly painted Pontiac Turquoise engine block. At the sides of that block, original heads hang pristine chrome valve covers above reproduction factory-style high output Exhaust manifolds. And at the back of that block, a traditional points distributor shoots sparks into a fresh set of high performance Taylor plug wires. At the front of the car's engine bay a correct radiator, which has been equipped with two quick spinning electric pusher fans, sits under a correct shroud that features a nicely placed "421" emblem. On the left side of the engine bay, you'll find a correct reproduction Delco battery in front hardware for optional power steering and optional power brakes. And on the right side of the engine bay, you'll find an old school GM washer fluid bottle. Underneath this plus sized rag top, a new for 1965 turbo-Hydramatic transmission sends power to a reliable 8.75 inch limited slip rear end that's held off the ground by a newly rebuilt heavy duty suspension. Housed within that suspension is correct optional 'Wonder Touch' power steering, new Monroe rear air shocks and correct optional power brakes which have been updated with new front discs and new ceramic pads. Above that suspension, exceptionally clean floors are covered in a thin coat of undercoating to guard from moisture. And thanks to the recent rebuild, the car is equipped the with a new high torque starter, a solid, painted fuel tank, fresh brake lines and correct factory chalk marks. Exhaust is handled by a new 2.5 inch aluminized system that's fitted with an H-pipe crossover and aggressive turbo mufflers which give the car a deep, vintage sound. And power flows to the pavement through a brand new set of 15 inch Cragar wheels which spin a nice set of 225/70 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around graphite gray spokes. Inside this sunny day road warrior, you'll find a correct code 297 black vinyl interior which is the ideal complement to the car's Burgundy Red exterior paint. The optional custom front and rear bench seats, which feature the first of a complete set of new speakers, have been professionally restored and feel as firm and comfortable as the day they left the factory. Below those seats, fresh black carpet anchors cool Fisher seat belts between heavy duty rubber floor mats and chrome trimmed foot pedals. And in front of those seats a classy dash, which features updated LED backlighting, hangs a horizontal speedometer between a correct factory tachometer, a freshly rebuilt clock, an MP3 compatible Pioneer CD player and Auto Meter Carbon Fiber Ultra-Lite accessory gauges. Connecting the driver to the road is a wood-rimmed steering wheel which spins around a new tilt column and a solid chrome gear selector. And behind the cockpit, a new black convertible boot snaps down above a fully restored trunk which includes a correct mat, a full-size spare tire, a correct jack, a correct jack decal and a functional 'reel-out' courtesy light. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!





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