Barn Find 1960 Pontiac Catalina Convertible on 2040cars
Redmond, Oregon, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Drive Type: AUTOMATIC
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Red
Number of Doors: 2
Interior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 1960 PONTIAC CATALINA CONVERTIBLE. RUNS AND DRIVES, BUT NOT ROAD WORTHY. EXTERIOR IS STRAIGHT AND CLEAN WITH DECIENT RED PAINT, BUT NOT SHOW WORTHY. CHROME IS MOSTLY COMPLETE BUT NEEDS FASTENED CORRECTLY.INTERIOR IS COMPLETE WITH BOTH FRONT BUCKETS AND REAR SEAT, BUT NEEDS UPHOLSTERY. REAR ARMRESTS ARE THERE AS WELL AS FRONT DOOR PANELS AND KICK PANELS. INSTRUMENT CLUSTER HAS NEW AFTERMARKET GUAGES BUT NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED AND NEW SENDERS INSTALLED. STEERING WHEEL NEEDS REFURBISHED. SIDE GLASS IS THERE BUT NEED RESTORED. HAS NEW BLACK TOP BUT NEEDS INSTALLED AND FRAME NEEDS REFURBISHED BUT HAS CYLINDERS AND PUMP. VEHICLE FLOORS HAVE BEEN WORKED ON WITH METAL, BUT TRUNK FLOOR HAS BEEN PATCHED WITH FIBERGLASS. THIS IS A VERY GOOD STARTING POINT ON A VERY UNUSUAL CAR AND A PROJECT, BUT CAN BE A REALLY SHARP PONTIAC WITH SOME WORK.. PLEASE CALL DICK AT 541-420-3952 FOR QUESTIONS. VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN THE HIGH DESERT OF CENTRAL OREGON
Pontiac Catalina for Sale
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This isn't the first time we've reported positive news about General Motors retaining former Pontiac owners. Get a few more stories like this latest report from Edmund's Auto Observer, and it will mark an ongoing positive trend for GM. Edmunds.com crunched the numbers to see how well the General is hanging on to customers after shutting out the lights at Pontiac, and it found that nearly 40 percent of Pontiac owners stayed with a vehicle from a General Motors brand.
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The numbers are a little lower than an earlier R.L. Polk & Company study, but Edmunds says General Motors is keeping more former Pontiac buyers than it has since 2007. Most are turning to vehicles from Chevrolet, especially during January and February of 2011, when GM incentivized Pontiac owners to stay under the umbrella. Those moves seem to have worked, and 28.1 percent of Pontiac owners trading up made the jump into a Bowtie.
Buyers that have gone elsewhere have largely stayed loyal to Domestic automakers, with Ford picking up the most conquests from Pontiac, with 9.4 percent switching. Toyota and Honda picked up 7.4 percent of the pool of former Pontiac drivers. The numbers are defying any predictions that Pontiac buyers would completely exit the General Motors fold, and have climbed up closer to parity with the retention figures of other GM brands from a 2009 low of only 16 percent retention.
If you're an automotive engineer being tormented by an immortal being made of fire, then wouldn't you think it best to have a custom coupe called the FireBreather for your getaway car? That's the FireBreather in the image above, adorned by the red wings that once fronted the Pontiac Firebird, running away from a black cloud of evil in a trailer for the movie Jinn.
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The Jinn is eternal evil, always waiting for the chance to make things float across rooms before going on homicidal urban rampages. The FireBreather is a Gen-V Chevrolet Camaro - from the V6 to the ZL1 - that's been through Classic Design Concepts' extensive list of exterior and interior modifications, including entirely new front and rear fascias and side skirts, sway bars and springs, Pirelli P Zeroes and an available Edelbrock supercharger.
The movie - FireBreathing chase scenes and all - was shot in Monroe, Michigan. You can watch the trailer below, but since the FireBreather only get a couple of seconds on screen, you can find out more about it on Street Legal TV and its official site.
For the 1939 World's Fair, Pontiac built a Deluxe Six bodied in Plexiglass. Part of the Previews of Progress pavilion in which General Motors' Futurama showed off what was to come in the world of autos, the 'invisible' Pontiac is credited as the first transparent car in America. And there were no shortcuts taken with its body: the Plexiglass form was fabricated by the company that brought the material to market in 1933, Rohm & Haas.
The see-through sedan was sold at RM Auctions' St. John's auction in Michigan on July 30, fetching $308,000. Not bad appreciation for a domestic oddity that cost $25,000 to build when new. You can check out the high-res gallery of its innards, including copper and chrome metalwork and white moldings and wheels, and get the exhaustive details on it after the jump.