NHRA Stock Eliminator race car debut - 2
Almost 2 years after the first vid, we made the first full pass at the
National Open at Mission Raceway July 2009. Best run of the weekend was a
email@example.com mph. Thanks to Larry Pfister at http://www.horsepowerheaven.com for the
great camera work.
Lot S152 1962 Pontiac Super Duty 421 405 HP 4 Speed
As Stock drag racing heated up at the dawn of the Sixties, the factories
were serving up a constant stream of engines, transmissions and lightweight
body parts. In response, the sanctioning bodies started dedicated classes
to separate the special lightweight factory racers from the amateur weekend
sportsmen running real showroom stockers.
Pontiac answered the competition in 1962 by offering an expanding range of
performance parts and special option packages, the most potent being the
Catalina Super Stock package. At its heart was the 421 CI Super Duty engine
featuring four-bolt mains, a forged steel crank, McKellar solid lifter cam
and dual Carter four-barrel carbs on an aluminum intake. A 4-speed manual
transmission was optional. The Catalina Super Stock saved considerable
weight through the application of aluminum bumpers, hood, fenders and other
alloy components, including, late in the season, an aluminum-case 4-speed.
Owned and raced by Howard Maseles in 1962, the "Packer Pontiac" was number
84 of the run of approximately 180 SS Catalinas. An NHRA C Stock record
holder, the "Packer Pontiac" was lightning quick in Maseles' hands, posting
an 11.73 at the 1962 Indy Nationals, at a time when many of his competitors
were still running in the low-to-mid 12s.
The restoration of this vintage Super Duty Pontiac was done by owner Bill
Blair, High Point, NC and the car is still being campaigned by Bill across
the country at drag strips and car shows.
- PHS documented
- Aluminum front end components including bumper
- 1962 record holder at Indy 11.73 in quarter mile
- Restoration supervised by original owner & campaigner Howard Maseles
- This was the first year that a factory built race car could be purchased
right off the assembly line
- 4.33 posi-traction
- Super Duty brakes, motor, & Exhaust
- Original cloth interior