Barn Find 1960 Pontiac Catalina Convertible on 2040-cars
Redmond, Oregon, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Drive Type: AUTOMATIC
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Red
Number of Doors: 2
Interior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 1960 PONTIAC CATALINA CONVERTIBLE. RUNS AND DRIVES, BUT NOT ROAD WORTHY. EXTERIOR IS STRAIGHT AND CLEAN WITH DECIENT RED PAINT, BUT NOT SHOW WORTHY. CHROME IS MOSTLY COMPLETE BUT NEEDS FASTENED CORRECTLY.INTERIOR IS COMPLETE WITH BOTH FRONT BUCKETS AND REAR SEAT, BUT NEEDS UPHOLSTERY. REAR ARMRESTS ARE THERE AS WELL AS FRONT DOOR PANELS AND KICK PANELS. INSTRUMENT CLUSTER HAS NEW AFTERMARKET GUAGES BUT NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED AND NEW SENDERS INSTALLED. STEERING WHEEL NEEDS REFURBISHED. SIDE GLASS IS THERE BUT NEED RESTORED. HAS NEW BLACK TOP BUT NEEDS INSTALLED AND FRAME NEEDS REFURBISHED BUT HAS CYLINDERS AND PUMP. VEHICLE FLOORS HAVE BEEN WORKED ON WITH METAL, BUT TRUNK FLOOR HAS BEEN PATCHED WITH FIBERGLASS. THIS IS A VERY GOOD STARTING POINT ON A VERY UNUSUAL CAR AND A PROJECT, BUT CAN BE A REALLY SHARP PONTIAC WITH SOME WORK.. PLEASE CALL DICK AT 541-420-3952 FOR QUESTIONS. VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN THE HIGH DESERT OF CENTRAL OREGON
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Generation Gap is mining the Lingenfelter collection again this week to compare two very different interpretations of the Pontiac Firebird. An original 1968 example goes toe-to-toe with a 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am to see whether the old man or the modern re-imagining takes the crown.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:58:00 EST
Being from the Lingenfelter collection, both cars are absolutely immaculate. The '68 packs a Pontiac 350-cubic-inch (5.7-liter) V8 with a claimed 320 horsepower and some classic, muscular style with a hood-mounted tach. Plus, it's painted in an understated shade of green that you don't usually see.
In the other corner is Lingenfelter's pumped-up take on the classic shape based on the modern Camaro, and this is just one of six concept versions ever made. It wears an eye-catching, vintage-inspired livery of blue with a white stripe package. Under its shaker hood is a 455-cubic-inch (7.5-liter) V8 with a reported 655 hp and 610 pound-feet of torque.
How many people think Buick or GMC should have gotten the axe instead of Pontiac? You can't see it, but I'm raising my hand. Autoweek reports that former Vice Chairman of GM, Bob Lutz, has indicated that things didn't have to end up the way they did.
Wed, 15 May 2013 12:30:00 EST
"The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.'"
In a talk given at the Petersen Automotive Museum for the Inside the MotoMan Studio series, Lutz says "The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.' So, it goes. And when the guy who is handing you the check for $53 billion says, 'I don't want Pontiac, drop Pontiac or you don't get the money,' it doesn't take you very long to make up your mind." Lutz even added that the next-generation Pontiac G6 would have benefitted from the rear-wheel-drive platform of the Cadillac ATS. How awesome would that have been?
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Okay, okay, so this refuse hauler isn't actually designed for this sort of thing, but it's oddly comforting to know that a sanitation truck can compact a hapless Pontiac Grand Am into oblivion. Next time, we won't feel so guilty about slipping that rusty charcoal grille onto the curb next to the cans on garbage day. Watch the carnage by scrolling below.