1962 Pontiac Catalina Safari Station Wagon 9 Passenger
Price: - Item location: Fountain Valley, California, United States
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Catalina
- SubModel: Safari
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Custom
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 87,700
- VIN: 362D14496
- Color: Beige
- Engine size: 389
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Pontiac Catalina CustomAlmost all original Pontiac wagon. Original paint, original interior, numbers matching engine and upgraded transmission. Drives perfect. No rust anywhere. Only surface patina. This car sat in a barn for 20+ years by the original owner. The grandson inherited it, took it to a shop to have it fixed up and then couldn't pay for the work. The shop took over ownership, then sold it to me.
Drivetrain - Rebuilt 389 (about 3000 miles ago) with a Comp cam and Edelbrock 4 bbl. The wagon now has a rebuilt TH400 trans (shifts perfect) replacing the original and less reliable Hydramatic. It was installed at the same time of the engine rebuild. The wagon has power steering and power brakes. All new fuel lines and brake lines. Fuel tank is fresh. New radiator. New rear diff seals. New exhaust with Flowmasters (with the cam and exhaust combo; the car sounds great).Optima battery.A/C car with everything (including compressor) but not all hooked up. I would do a Vintage Air kit if I was keeping it. It has plenty of power and I would be comfortable taking this across country tomorrow.
Suspension- I have lowered the wagon with new coil springs (3" drop) and Ridetech shocks.The car rides so nice with this setup.It has a better stance and doesn't scrape or drag on anything. New alignment. It has 18" Coy style wheels and 215/55 tires with about 70% tread left. Front tires rub slightly on the inside during tight u-turns.
Interior - All of the glass is original and in great shape. The windows roll up and down beautifully (even the wind wings) and don't rattle. Rear electric window works great. All of the door handles and latches work perfect. I have the original key and it works for the doors, rear electric window and the ignition. I also have a spare key that works better than the original, and I have aged it to match the original. All the electrical works - dash lights, original AM radio (works perfect), horn and even the turn signal cancelers. Currently the wipers just stopped working, so I am looking into that this week. The interior is beautiful and almost perfect. Has the rare 3rd row seat. The 2nd and 3rd rows fold down to make one giant cargo area. The headliner is in good shape but has one small hole on the clothes hanger hook. The carpet is good except for one worn spot on the passenger side sill. It even has the original rubber mats throughout.
Exterior- The body has a fantastic patina, and with all of the original body panels you can be assured of no Bondo. There is only surface rust on the underside of the wagon. Not even paint bubbles anywhere. There are some small dings, dents and scratches for its age. The roof has some larger patina spots. The chrome is all original with normal pitting. Bumpers are original with slight rust spots. The worst part of the chrome is the top piece on the rear tailgate that has flaked off.
The registration was just paid, so you have a whole free year of driving.I can also store the wagon in a covered area for up to 60 days while you arrange shipping and help with loading.
This car is being sold in as-is condition. Please ask questions before purchasing. I would be happy to send more photos or answer any questions.It's also for sale locally so I reserve the right to end this auction early.