1963 Pontiac Catalina

1963 Pontiac Catalina was first introduced in 1950s. Because of its mind-blowing appearance, engine power, and very reasonable price it received immediate success. People loved this new car very much, so it had very good sales. In 1959, Pontiac introduced Catalina as a model. One of the models was “Swiss Cheese” which was produced only 14 pieces. Because of grape fruit-sized holes in the frame, the name “Swiss Cheese” was used. In fact, the manufacturer used it as a part of their technology. Prior to Pontiac, 1928 Mercedes SSK used the same technology. That Mercedes was known as “Might Mercedes”

1963 Pontiac Catalina was powered by a 420 horsepower engine, but could produce a lot more power than the real rating. Amazingly, it produced more than 500 horsepower. This 1963 Pontiac Catalina was driven by famous people like “Jim Wangers.” It also participated in many races and won most of them. The most notable victory was at the U.S. Nationals.

Catalina was lightweight. This feature gave this car a lot of advantages over other cars. This 1963 Pontiac Catalina had a facelift, nice vertical headlights, AM/FM radio and other nice features. The engine was very special—racing engines. The engines were four-bolt racing and other parts were also very good. Also, cast iron was used. Instead of automatic transmission, it had to use only manual transmission because GM could not support automatic system.

Specifications: The engine of 1963 Pontiac Catalina was located at the front side of the car. It was produced from 1959 to 1981. The price ranged from 2,730 dollars to 3,305 dollars, and the weight was 3685 lbs or 1671.488 kg.

Sales: This 1963 Pontiac Catalina had incredible sales. Total production was 590,071 pieces, though from 2004 to 2012, the sales were not good. It had great sales in 2008. According to 19 auctions, the average sale value is 43,570 dollars, the lowest is 5,600 dollars, and the highest is 450,000 dollars.

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