1963 Pontiac Catalina
Apparently 18446 of these wagons were built. How many survived? Dunno. Not a lot of them. This one has had a lot of TLC and it shows. Built in Kansas city plant and sold at Atwater Pontiac Co in Rapid City South Dakota. This according to the original bill of sale with matching VINs. I believe the tranny is a hydra-matic as per the invoice a M35 HYD TRANS 375. It has a Drive Left and Drive Right as per the Original Pontiac Owners Guide. I also have the original Owner Protection Plan with embossed metal plate for the dealers to transfer to service invoices. It too has the identical VIN number. So cool. I also have AMA specifications and some docs from Pontiac Historical Services. Lots of spec sheets and Punch card column references for dealers to order cards via punch cards it seems. Some things like the dome light dont work but Im slowly addressing things in order. There are some scraps and scratches on her which will be addressed too. She has a new exhaust, steering and suspension.
Paint and exterior
it had a safety recently and is driving beautifully. Do not use fuel with ethanol.
Upholstery and interior
Seats and doors were done in blue material and really goes nicely with the white and chrome.
Currently I dont know how many times around the clock she has gone but the engine starts right away and runs well. She has been babied since she landed with us last year.
Wheels and tires
Tires look new
In order to safety the vehicle all four brakes where machined and two lugs were welded on somewhere. 5 Bolt config. Ulysses KH All season radial tubeless 793 P215/75R14 98S max load 1664 lbs. 35 PSI max pressure.
I believe it is a Hydra-Matic 3 or 4 speed. Special attention when driving it should be put in Drive Left for normal everyday driving and Drive Right for up and down hill snow and sand.