Catalina

Florida Shed Find: 1958 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina

The words “ran when parked” are enough to gladden the hearts of many classic car enthusiasts. For others, it sends a shiver down their spine. That is the story behind this 1958 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina. Judging by the heavy… more»

1952 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina With 6,300 Genuine Miles!

Occasionally a classic car will appear on our desks here at Barn Finds, and it will leave us struggling for words. That is the case with this 1952 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina. Its presentation is superb, but that is the… more»

Bubble Top 389 V8: 1959 Pontiac Catalina

The Catalina was a Pontiac staple for more than 30 years, but 1959 would be the first year it would be a series of its own. GM styling was interesting during the 1959-60 model years, with their “bubble top”… more»

Airport Coach: 1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari

Given the attrition that occurs over 60 years, you don’t see all that many 1961 cars these days. But you almost never see one that was converted into a coach to transport passengers to and from the airport. Such… more»

455 V8! 1964 Pontiac Catalina

Throughout the 1960s, the Catalina was Pontiac’s entry level full-size car. But that didn’t mean it was a bare-bones model. The Catalina was nicely equipped, just not as decked out as the upscale Bonneville. And they could be had… more»

Cheap Project: 1966 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

We’ve seen a few affordable project cars in recent times here at Barn Finds, and this 1966 Pontiac Catalina Convertible is one of the cheapest. Returning it to its former glory will be a significant undertaking, but the buyer… more»

Stunning Survivor: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina

The 1950s was a fascinating era in American automotive history. It represented a time before safety and emission regulations dominated design and engineering. Manufacturers were focused on glitz and glamor, and chrome trim was king. It was against this… more»

29k Mile Survivor: 1969 Pontiac Catalina

Sometimes a classic car will appear on our desks here at Barn Finds, and it becomes difficult to decide what its most outstanding attribute is. That is the case with this 1969 Pontiac Catalina because this car has a… more»

Stored 40 Years: 1963 Pontiac Catalina

The early ‘60s Pontiacs are known for widening the front and rear tracks to push the wheels further apart from each other. Thus, the term “Wide Track” was capitalized on for years by Pontiac’s marketing folks. The Catalina was… more»

40-Year Garage Find: 1967 Pontiac Catalina

The Catalina nameplate would be a fixture at Pontiac for more than 30 years (1950-81). In 1959, the Catalina became a separate model and would become the entry-level full-size Pontiac. The 1967 models got a heavy facelift of the… more»

Black Plate Project: 1966 Pontiac Catalina

The Catalina nameplate was part of the Pontiac portfolio for more than 30 years. In the 1950s, it was assigned to hardtop body styles, but became the brand’s entry-level full-size models from the 1960s forward. This ’66 Catalina 2-door… more»

389 V8 Beauty: 1964 Pontiac Catalina 2+2

In 1964, Pontiac wanted to offer a sporty version of its entry-level full-size car, so they created the Catalina 2+2, a trim option only for coupes and convertibles. The 2+2 came with bucket seats, a console, special trim and… more»

421 Tri-Power/Hurst 4-Speed: 1966 Pontiac 2+2

The 1966 model year was the only one where Pontiac offered the 2+2 as a stand-alone model rather than a trim package on the Catalina, and this particular example does that change justice. It is an immaculate survivor with… more»

389-Powered Wagon: 1963 Pontiac Catalina Safari

With the ongoing growth in popularity of classic station wagons, buyers tend to be clamoring for affordable project vehicles. This 1963 Pontiac Catalina Safari would seem to be a great candidate for restoration. It is largely complete and is… more»

One-Owner 1973 Pontiac Catalina Safari Wagon

When Pontiac dealers were showing off their new models in the Fall of ’72, little did they know that the demand for their full-size cars would drop by half in just another year. Then along came the OPEC oil… more»

Tri-Power 4-Speed: 1965 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible

Occasionally a classic car will appear, and it is difficult to decide what its best feature is. That is the case with this 1965 Pontiac Catalina Convertible. Not only does it present beautifully, but the engine bay houses a… more»