pontiac catalina tri power 389 totally restored rare only 12,120 made in1961

Price: US $45,000.00 Item location: Cottonwood, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Catalina
  • SubModel: catalina
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: chrome
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 73,000
  • Color: teal
  • Engine size: 389 cu
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3 gears forward and reverse
  • Drive type: automatic
  • Interior color: green and teal
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1961 Pontiac Catalina catalina

This car was listed last week. We did not realize the value of it until we took it to a car show yesterday and were overwhelmed by the ohs and awes over the car. People that knew about classic cars, and this was our first purchase, told us it was a jewel worthy of a great price. We were really surprised but we thought it was gorgeous and the best classic car on the planet but we had just purchased it a few short months before. We took BEST ORIGINAL car in the competion everyone thought it was the best original car in the show of about 65 classic cars, and some real beauties. So, therefore we have relisted it as the car sits in storage climatized in beautiful condition and worthy of a kings ransom.The unprecedented, idolized, romantic model of the Pontiac wide cars, is the rare 1961 Catalina in a restored, excellent running, condition. This car is really one of a kind, in the fact it's a working reliable car, that was restored in a very fine way and kept up, till the owner became ill and had to sell it. He had purchased it 53 years before at a car lot in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and keep it in a climatized storage after he drove it for 73,000 miles. The undercarriage, and Transmission are like new. It doesn't leak a bit of oil, not one drop and this includes the transmission. The transmission works effortlessly. But when you start the engine, and warm it up and ride around town, with the feel it represents, it gets all the attention you would want. Only thing that comes to my mind in the evening is how romantic the 1961 era was. The opulent production of Pontiacs leaves a feeling of rare value. Wait on the summers and ride around, listening to great tunes of the early sixties. Everything on this car is so well done, with nothing but perfection thrown in on all of its mechanical aspects. The whole car says something without words to any onlooker. It's all in a very romantic feel, when you experience driving it in the warm summer nights. What a full blown dream! The shadows on the paint and town lights sends further color all over the luster of the fine lacquer paint, giving it all the depth you see in a wonder light show. Your only left to say and comment, what a fine Dream Car. No, I don't need to sell this car, but it would make me happy, if some one could enjoy it's rich luxury originality. It's a very beautiful car. That said, the car is only worth what someone will pay for it. But to experience once in life time, well here it is, all in full Glory. Nothing really needs to be done, but to drive it and have the time of your life at car shows. Lucky is the one to have it secured in their garage or storage and ready to take it to the next car show, just to show it off. It's a real crowd pleasure just the way it is. New looking engine with Factory set upTri Power, New coker tires! All, with less than 3k miles on them! 93%, Everything touched up and adjusted brilliantly, so very right! Right now here is a car that starts and drives like a new car. Equipped with the racing Factory Tri Pack kit, making it a comfortable driving experience. This vehicle, that can easily roar to life in a pinch. when on the throttle, makes it a must consider, if not entices one to buy it outright. All accessories work as they did when the car was first bought. power steering, transmission, and Engine, heater and radiator, radio, windshield wipers, Emergency Brake, and Air inlet vents. 1961 Pontiac is a one owner car, with 73,000 original miles and is a terrific storage find out of the Midwest, This car never saw a day without being garaged, and was well taken care of under factory specs and adjustments. Truly a magnificent auto and one of a kind. "Only the Lonely" should be inscribed on it near the front fenders. A true "Blast from the Past" in a rich Sea-crest Green Teal color. Thanks for looking and if you have any questions feel free to call me 530-710-5646. Thanks for looking. Cameron & BobbieOn Sep-21-16 at 18:03:02 PDT, seller added the following information:

The vin number is 361K12357 and it has been registered with auto check. It is a really great car licensed checked out and ready to go.

On Sep-22-16 at 15:02:29 PDT, seller added the following information:

The VIN number is 361K12357 and the license plate is T242712, however as soon as we get the personalized plates they will say livndream if it was available. The tri care that is in the Catalina, today cost $8200.00 if you can even find one. It has a cast iron manifold and the new ones have aluminum however they add 25% to the value of this automobile even today. It is really a specialized engine clean and well kept as you can see from the photos. It was totally restored by H.R. McGrath in 201, the 389 V-8 was rebuilt and the tri power was professionally set up. We have the original four barrels and original manifold from before the 389 was rebuilt and the tri power put in, if whoever purchases it can have if he would like. It has a rust free body. It has never been driven in winter, left in the climatized storage The pink is clear and all registered and taken care of, ready to be driven to a new home. It is like driving a BIG CLASSIC - floats down the road easily at 75 MPH. And don't forget it was one owner for 53 years. Babied and treated like a member of the family. Don't miss out on this rare one of a kind, I just read where you rarely see a Tri Power in a convertible, a sedan but not this car, and a few others out there somewhere.