Body off frame restored, amazing fit & finish.
Price: US $41,998.00
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Catalina
- Type: Hardtop
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: P756H1
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 317-227 HP
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Hydra-Matic
- Drive type: --
- Interior color: Green
- Options: --
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1956 Pontiac CatalinaBody off the frame, show quality restoration They started with a clean car. Really, this one is impressive.
EXTERIOR: Outstanding! Body, paint and chrome are amazing. They say it was a pristine body to start with, never been in an accident, no signs of any rust. It is laser straight, all of the panels fit square and flush. The doors click shut, just drop the trunk and it will click shut. Great original 1950s colors. The paint is polished out like glass right down to the bottom. I just put my hand on the fender and it even feels slick. I certainly would not want to have paid the bill at the chrome platers. All of the trim on this car is restored like new. Upfront that big giant bumper and grill glistens. The head light bezels are new. Very cool chrome strips that run down the hood and on top of the tailfins are restored. One of the coolest features on the car is that airplane hood ornament, it lights up! All the stainless trim down the sides, around the windows and on top of the doors is straightened and polished like chrome. The flippers work perfectly at the top of the doors. New door handles and optional finger nail guards. Has new fuel door trim even. The chrome window frames were rechromed. Glass is crystal clear. All the weatherstrips and fuzzy window strips are new. The door jambs are meticulously restored, painted as nice as the outside. The rims are painted the same green color, the hubcaps look new and are polished like mirrors. The white wall tires still look new. I can talk for a few more paragraphs telling you how nice the outside of this car is, it is outstanding!
INTERIOR: I'm sitting in the car and I absolutely love seeing what's in front of me. Beautiful restored steering wheel with a floating Indian head in the center of the horn button. The dash is painted just as nice as the exterior. All the chrome sparkles, instruments are spotless. The original am radio is converted to FM stereo, it looks original but has all modern guts. Interior lights under the dash and the dome lights are working. Inside the glove box is new and has the owner's manual. The door panels and armrests look new. Excellent upholstery on the seats, the white vinyl has little sparkles. Overhead is a cloth headliner and visors in mint condition. Correct real short, tight loop carpet is excellent.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Smooth running 317 V-8 motor has four barrel carburetor. It looks like a completely restored engine compartment. Everything looks proper and correct. All the surfaces are painted smooth, wiring looks new. Has original air cleaner and valve covers that were restored. New insulation on the bottom of the hood.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Beautiful in the trunk too. Inside the trunk and under the lid are painted glossy. The spare has a matching painted rim with a brand new white wall tire. Includes the jack, has a new correct trunk liner and weather strip. Latches have been detailed.
UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame for a thorough restoration. The chassis was restored. The front end was rebuilt, frame was painted, shocks replaced. New rubber body bushings. The floors were rock solid and have factory undercoat. Brakes were restored, hoses and lines look new. Parking brake system looks restored. Bottom of the motor is clean, not greasy, has oil filter canister. Hydramatic trans is also clean. It has an underseat heater system that was restored. Has dual exhaust with glass pack style mufflers.
The restoration and good honest quality of this car certainly justifies the price. I have been doing this all my life, I'm telling you the fit and finish is among the best!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Lit hood ornament
White wall tires
4 barrel carb
Door handle gaurds
Fuel door trim