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1961 Pontiac Catalina

Sale price: $39,000.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Catalina
Year: 1961
Type: Coupe
Color: INCREDIBLE FACTORY CORRECT DEEP BLUE
Mileage: 44,899
Engine: Trophy 389
Transmission: Manual 4-speedd transmission
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: BLUE FACTORY CLOTH
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Pontiac Catalina for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.15) based on 19 votes
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VEHICLE RE-LIST/PRICE ADJUSTED TO SELL (5-day only auction).

This is a 3-owner 1961 Pontiac Catalina Bubble-top Coupe originating out of Chicago in the late 80's. having resided in TN since 1992. I am listing this on behalf of the elderly  POCI owner with his thorough details etc. as an AACA car club member.

Vehicle was painted 2-stage base/clear sometime in the early 80's and has withstood the test of time in a climate-controlled garage.

STD OPTIONS:

Tinted Windshield

Cloth Seats

Manual Windows

AM Radio

No AC

Upgrade: 8-Lug Wheels

 

EXTERIOR:

Vehicle is the coveted “Bubble-top” 2 dr that is straight. exhibiting clean underside surfaces consistent with age. Underside is clean/dry as expected for a well-cared for car historically. No leaks etc.

Vehicle was painted 2-stage base/clear sometime in the early 80's and has withstood the test of time in a climate-controlled garage. save for 2 small blemishes: 1: Small “bubbling” near right tail lamp bezel that is virtually unnoticeable and an easy repair if desired. 2: Right Fender Blemish where fender came into contact with a plastic power washer in garage.

Body panel alignment is good exhibiting no crash history.

Exterior Chrome is bright showing no damage or rust.

Stainless trim is intact. undamaged.

Tinted Windshield is free of chips/gouges etc. and cleans up like “new”.

Pleastic Tail Lamp Lenses are crack-free and all lights illuminate properly.

 

INTERIOR:

Interior is all original except for the new factory correct seat covers replaced by prior owner sometime in the early 80's. A tiny section of the original interior was specifically saved on a corner of the rear seat to confirm original quality.

Frt seat has a minor stain that should steam-clean out seamlessly (This may be detailed before sold).

Dash Pad is undamaged/crack free showing only a very slight “lift” area just ahead of the steering wheel on windshield side at edge. Headliner is original and undamaged.

All Catalinas came from factory with no carpet; this has correct original Pontiac rubber mat flooring with carpet on transmission hump. Factory Correct (rare) floor mats included.

 

MECHANICAL:

Born with its original numbers matching 389 Engine. single carb and a 3 speed manual transmission. the Owner's best friend was a Pontiac Zone Official so he was able to use his friend's resources for a factory-correct stock appearing Tri-Power Setup. Likewise. a 4-speed close ratio transmission (floor shift) replaced the 3 speed manual transmission with all the factory correct parts/linkage etc. for a seamless install. This was all accomplished in the early 90's when most of these parts were still readily accessible OEM new. This car runs/sounds as it should and feels “right”. Previous owner installed 068 mild cam and resealed the engine.

Vehicle was driven mostly to car shows and has a clean engine bay overall with no obvious leaks/fluid loss needing attention etc.

Transmission is a close-ration 4 speed.  The transmission linkage only needs adjusting which elderly owner has not yet had done.  Trans otherwise shifts as expected.

New Front Brakes & Wheel Cylinders.

8-lug wheels were restored/relined by Ron Panzer is 2007.

Speedometer is acting up recently and works “sometimes”----not sure what the issue is and elderly owner has not seen fit to address this. Odometer Mileage is correct.

Everything else works mechanically as it should.

The owner noticed what he suspected might be a slight fuel leak at one carb' base and disconnected the feed line to the other 2 carbs to deter fire hazard. This is believed to be an easy fix.

 

TEST DRIVE:

Car feels “right”. Feels Tight. No unusual odors or sounds evident and has a true

“survivor quality” feel and smell to it. Car does not disappoint.

 

OTHER INFO:

Hemmings Motors did a co-op scale model of THIS specific car that is still available for purchase.

Car is a feature car on the cover of Hemmings Classic Car Magazine in 2010. It was also featured on Hemmings Motor News 2011 Calendar “Cars of the 60's”.

As one of the more desirable Pontiacs still on the road today. this car has a great appearance and is very attractive to crowds with a huge following. Considered one of the first factory muscle cars. This car still draws a crowd wherever it goes. Paint is a mile deep and beautiful.

As always. I encourage a personal inspection or test-drive as I firmly beleive this car will sell itself. It's that nice.  Try finding one like this as well equipped for less? We were unable to produce anything close to this level of quality.

Owner is getting some pressure to take this to big-block auction. Save the commission and buy it now.

Additional Photos available upon request. Please do not hesitate to call if I can assist you: 615. 979. 3058  No calls after 10pm CST please.

All information provided by owner is believed to be accurate. Owner will provide all documentation with the car etc. and any other parts he has in his possession.

In the last auction. I had several calls asking about the tri-power and transmission. These were both added at the same time in the late 80's when OEM parts were still accessible. This car is not "customized". but instead the owner likens it to being upgraded with all factory-correct OEM parts/linkage etc. No intention to mislead anyone about any details. Owner is a long-time POCI member with plenty of Pontiac accolades relative to his cars etc. There is interest outside this auction so this may be sold elsewhere at which time this auction will be promptly ended.

Someone will be getting one hell of a car!


FOR THOSE WHO FLIP OR OTHERWISE RE-MARKET CARS. I DO NOT NEED ANY HELP SELLING HIS CAR----------DON'T ASK.

 

 

On Apr-20-17 at 09:24:44 PDT. seller added the following information:

The factory color of this vehicle is BRISTOL BLUE; This is the correct color for this vehicle when painted eon's ago.
Why drop $40k on a new car when you can have this investment vehicle (literally) that will only maintain its value over time?

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