It seems some people have all the luck, as this 1966 Pontiac Catalina survivor was an estate sale find. Although this one has sat for a few years, it is still a real beauty, and appears to have only covered 84,000 miles in its lifetime. After collecting this sweet estate sale find the seller is looking to move this one along to a new home. Bidding has reached $6,350 with the reserve unmet. Find it here on ebay out of Concord, Virginia.
Despite being covered in a layer of dust, you can see that this Catalina is a very nice condition car. The extremely clean, and well painted V8 does not run, but the engine turns over by hand. 30 seconds with an air hose and some compressed air would clean this beauty up in nothing flat. The only eye sore in the engine bay is the rusty brake booster, and master cylinder. Beyond that, this Pontiac looks mint under the hood.
Looking inside of this Pontiac reveals a nice interior that is just short of being excellent. Obviously the front bench seat has some condition issues, but the rest of the interior is very nice. It is a shame that the front seat suffered damage, as the rest of the front seat is in nice shape. All of the coloring in the interior is vibrant and fade free. The only other concern is all of the dirt and leaves in the interior. Granted a vacuum will solve this issue, but it just seems strange that there is so much evenly dispersed amongst the interior, as if a door was left open for length of time. Although dirty, the loop pile carpet does look excellent with no obvious fraying or wear. One aspect that I am not in love with, is that there are aftermarket speakers installed in the front kick panels. I am all for good music in a classic, but I refer a hidden and stock like appearance.
Even though the paint looks a little odd in the photos, it appears that this Catalina was dusty all over and then saw a light rain. The paint looks nice but there is some question about what is, or is not, original paint. It would seem that most of the car wears original paint, but the wiper cowl has been repainted. Rust appears to be nonexistent on this one, which is fantastic. The body is straight, and the chrome emits a mirror like shine. Clean and beautiful, this Pontiac will likely be on the road once more after a little work and time. What do you think this Catalina will sell for?