Found on Road Alive: 1967 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

LA has got to be the best place on the planet to find grand old cars.  Cars with character before they were blanded out and slab sided and began to look the same.  Rolling sculpture, chromed and polished – they made a statement.  My favorite are not trailer queens, but those old beasts that are daily drivers.  Often still with the original owner.

Found on a detour this morning a 1967 Pontiac Catalina Convertible.  This was the bottom end of the full size Pontiac line.  It was the last year for the vertical stacked headlight positioning.  Standard engine was the newly introduced that year “400”CID V8 cranking out a some 260 horsepower with a 2 barrel carb.  (You could of course uprate through a couple various engines to a huge 428 CID 4 barrel that managed a whopping 376 horsepower).  It was about flare.  It was about straight line performance. It was made for the pillow soft ride.  You aimed that beast, you did not drive it.

Pic by me more can be found in my “found on road alive” flickr set.

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