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Here is a nice deal on a sensible classic convertible. This 1969 Pontiac Catalina is a sharp looking cruiser with generous proportions and a smooth ride. Based on GM’s B-body platform (same as the Impala), this Pontiac appealed to a different buyer than the GTO or Firebird crowd. It is the proverbial land yacht that has plenty of space and just floats down the road.
This Catalina stayed with its last owners for nearly 40 years. It wears an older repaint in its original Matador Red along with body side moldings and rocker trim. There is a newer black power top that works well. The underside is in good condition and appears solid throughout, while the body is straight with good panel gaps. Note the endura nose has been replaced with a fiberglass piece.
The motor is Pontiac’s well-regarded 400 cubic inch setup. This is a factory YD-code with 46 heads and rated at 290hp. The transmission is the durable TH400 automatic. This Catalina also has power steering and power front disc brakes, both must-haves for a car of this size. The trunk holds a full-size spare and original jack. There are also rear air shocks.
The interior was redone in its original black vinyl trim. The seat covers are in excellent condition, and the 6-person capacity with front bench seat lets your significant other sit right next to you. The door panels and dash look great, especially with the wooden accents. The carpet is also in good condition thanks in part to the rubber Pontiac floor mats. The horn, heater/defroster, wipers, courtesy lights, and parking brake all work properly. So does the aftermarket AM/FM radio with power antenna. This Catalina also includes its factory build sheet which is always nice to have.
This is a challenging price point for classic cars. You see a lot of junk with ugly rust problems and/or safety issues that you wouldn’t want to drive around the block. But not this one. This car is also somewhat rare; of 246,000 Catalinas this year only 5,400 were convertibles! So pack everyone in, put the top down, and enjoy this old Pontiac without breaking the bank.
- Power Steering
- AM/FM Stereo
- Power Brakes
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