Lot 294 - 1967 13027 Catalina 'Wide Track' Convertible
|Odometer reading||90,540 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,720|
The 1965 full-sized Pontiacs were completely restyled with more flowing bodywork featuring 'Coke-bottle' profiles and fastback rooflines on two-door hardtops. Wheelbases increased to 121 inches on all models. A new three-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic gearbox replaced the previous Roto Hydramatic unit. The 'Turbo' was a three-speed torque converter unit similar in basic design to Chrysler's Torqueflite; a move that made torque converter automatics the universal design for shiftless transmissions and relegated the original fluid-coupling Hydramatic to history. Although the 'Turbo' transmission continued to use the Hydramatic name, it shared none of its design with the older transmission. For 1967 the '65 Pontiac Catalina body received a heavy facelift - featuring integral bumpers and grilles, more rounded wasp-waisted body contours including a crisp horizontal beltline crease; other new design traits were flare sculpturing between the doors and rear wheel openings along with concealed windshield wipers - an industry first. Replacing the 389 and 421 V8s of previous years were the new 400 and 428 cubic-inch V8s built off the same Pontiac V8 design which had been in use since 1955. The standard Catalina engine was a two-barrel unit rated at 265hp with a three-speed manual gearbox or 290 horsepower with Turbo Hydramatic gearbox. Optional engines included a four-barrel 400 rated at 325 horsepower, a four-barrel 428 rated at 360 horsepower or the four-barrel 428 HO rated at 376 horsepower. Front disc brakes and 8-track stereo tape player were new additions to the option list.
This 1967 Pontiac Catalina 'Wide Track' Convertible was imported to the UK in 2011 from Texas, USA, accompanied by a full service history showing it was first used in California and has been fully maintained all its life. Restored to a very high standard within the last ten years, the car is painted in burgundy with a black interior. Fitted with the large 6.6 litre, 400ci engine and the Turbo Hydramatic automatic three speed gearbox, this car also has power front brakes ensuring it can stop as well as it goes! Also fitted are the standard features of a fully disappearing power roof and power assisted steering and after market cruise control and custom alloy wheels were added when the car was restored. It is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate which expires in August 2014, owner's handbook, a book on the operation of the power hood, a Texas registration certificate, a file containing the service history of the car including the service book and invoices going back to the 1960's together with a set of the original steel wheels and hub caps. Rarity and distinctive good looks make the 1967 Pontiac Catalina 'Wide Track' Convertible the cream of 1960's American convertibles.
Previous lotLot 293 - 2009 13087 Springer
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