1967 Pontiac Catalina Highly specified example from factory, marketed as the “Big Brother”

1967 Pontiac Catalina Highly specified example from factory, marketed as the “Big Brother”

Subscribers may have time to scramble to this auction, as it falls after our print deadline, but before the April issue of Classic American goes on sale. Relative newcomer to the auction scene, Manor Park Classics, is holding an auction on Saturday, March 12. It consists predominantly of British and European classics, but one big American classic that caught our eye was this 1967 Pontiac Catalina. It was shipped to the UK in 2008 and has only had two keepers since.




CLASSIC CAR AUCTION March 12, 2022, Runcorn, Cheshire

Although tax and MoT exempt, this Catalina is MoT tested till July 2022 and showing no advisories. The auctioneers say that there are “believed to be only 36 Pontiac Catalinas licensed on UK roads, so you won’t be parked next to one at your next classic car show. Pontiac marketed the 2+2 as the ‘Big Brother’ to the iconic GTO…”

It’s fitted with a number of options from factory, including: tinted glass, air conditioning, power steering and power brakes, deluxe tilt steering wheel, visor vanity mirror, cruise control, Deluxe wheel discs and is finished in menacing black with original spec red upholstery. It’s fitted with aftermarket chrome alloys, which may not be to purists’ tastes. Although the auction house describes the engine as “6200cc V8 engine producing 290hp” we reckon it’s more likely to be the 265bhp 400cu in V8 motor.

This engine is described as having replacement carburettors and a gearbox service and the fitting of anti-roll bar links in 2018. It comes with a host of original paperwork, including the original Pontiac owner protection plan and new vehicle warranty booklet, previous certificate of title documents, shipping documents and an array of invoices and previous MoT certificates.

Catalina has had two UK owners. Wheels are aftermarket. 400cu in V8. Red vinyl interior… … and tilt steering.

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