Needs An Engine: 1963 Pontiac Catalina

I know that some people are going to complain about this next car…but I’m going to say it first; it doesn’t have an engine or transmission. No zoom zoom. No motor. No vroom vroom. It’s a roller. However, it is a rad looking piece of classic American wagon and you could put your own engine inside — anything from a 64 Pontiac 389 to an 04 GTO LS1 or even a Solar T62-40LC1 Gas Turbine…I promise I won’t judge. Find this 1963 Pontiac Catalina Wagon bidding for $9,200 in Bowling Green, KY via ebay motors.

From the seller:

***NO RESERVE AUCTION*** If you are viewing this on a mobile device please make sure to read the full description which eBay tends to hide behind a link (something like “See Full Description”) 1963 Pontiac Parisienne Safari Wagon Roller Project Odometer Reads 49,913 miles No engine or transmission CLICK HERE FOR 120+ FULL SIZE PHOTOS Please see the link above for 120+ full size photos that really tell the story of this car’s condition. I listed this Parisienne Safari as a Catalina which is the closest option on the eBay platform (no options for Parisienne or Safari). The Parisienne was built by GM of Canada and shares a lot of the sheet metal and trim parts with the Catalina. GM of Canada engineers must have been Chevy fans though because they commonly used Chevy engines and other Chevy parts on the cars they produced under the Pontiac brand. This car has an X-Frame like a Chevy and when I originally purchased it years ago it had a 409 Chevy engine (which is long gone). The car is very presentable inside and out. I believe it to be an older restoration. The body and interior show some wear and tear accumulated over the years but overall a really neat car but with plenty of imperfections that give it character. The tri-tone interior really stands out and is very unusual these days. The dog house had been removed but the car has now been partially re-assembled to make transport easier. Additional parts are included (clutch pedal, horn button/ring, fasteners, etc.). Additional parts will need to be purchased in order to realize your vision for the car. The transmission tunnel has been clearanced for a manual transmission shifter (see photos). The underside of the car has been undercoated which would not be unusual for a Canadian car. It looks like the suspension and other parts were repainted when the car was restored. The car was in Florida when I purchased it. I was told it belonged to a “snowbird” couple (Canadians that winter in Florida). This would be great to put back together and enjoy but would also be a fun “dare to be different” hot rod project. Wagons make great cruisers and have extra room to bring along lots of gear. I was not able to get the rear (tailgate) window down easily (haven’t put much time in it). It has a crank with a lock. When you turn the key one way the mechanism free wheels (to prevent theft). Turn the key the other way and the mechanism is supposed to engage in order to roll down the window. I think the locking mechanism is worn – it just barely engages but seemingly not enough to easily roll down the window. Checkout Instructions Payment by wire transfer is quick and easy and is preferred. Cash on pickup is also okay. If you would like to discuss any other payment methods or need a little additional time, please contact me in advance. I must have collected funds before the vehicle can be picked up. A $500 deposit is required within 24 hours. Full payment of balance is required within 3 days. Shipping Buyer is responsible for any shipping and/or transportation costs. I will be as accommodating as possible and will meet the driver so the vehicle can be loaded if you are going to have it transported; otherwise, you can pick it up. Vehicle is currently located in Bowling Green, KY 42103 Questions? Please message me thru eBay if you have any questions but please be patient as I am not always able to respond right away when I am busy.

See a better way to start an never ending project?