Success Story: Pontiac Catalina


Back in August, we featured a Pontiac Catalina that was parked in a neighbor’s driveway. After approaching them, they admitted they were interested in selling it. So I put together a post about it and whether you guys thought it was worth saving. Well Barn Finds Reader Don E. thought so and came up yesterday to rescue it. After all these years we got it started, pumped up the tires and drove it into the trailer under its own power! Don plans on getting the interior fixed up so he can start enjoying it as soon as possible! Hopefully, he will keep us posted on his progress and we wish him the best with this old Poncho! It just goes to show, don’t hesitate to talk to your neighbors about that classic they have in their driveway or garage, it might just lead to a great deal!


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  1. Jim

    Did it stay in CA ??

  2. Charles

    Wide track is almost too wide for the trailer! Great save!

  3. Danger Dan

    Congrats don
    Nice score
    Great follow thru

  4. Charles

    Will you post some under the hood pics and interior pics?

  5. joeinthousandoaks

    Somehow I missed the original post or I would have been there. What town was this in?

    • Gary

      The Pontiac was in Sacramento, hope it stays in CA. I was a bit slow to respond or it would be in my garage now. Also I suspect this was a one owner car.?

  6. stillrunners stillrunners

    what Joe said….good deal it’s got a new home…..a post car is really rare in that body style….

  7. Joeinthousandoaks

    Hey Don, I’ve got a set of Pontiac dog dish caps that would be perfect for that car.

  8. '59FORDfan

    Very cool! Nice car; all the best, with it!

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