The Blaine Game: 1973 Pontiac Catalina Safari
con-man magician David Blaine do some stunt the other day involving a bunch of hot air balloons and an impressive O2 free rise to 20,000 ft that involved putting on a parachute in the air…anyway, I think that David is a remarkable showman/daredevil, but he’s got nothing on the disappearing rear glass of a vintage Poncho Safari wagon. Where’d it go? Did it go down into the tail gate that is now lowering into the bumper, or did it go up into the headliner…I am so confused. But what I’m NOT confused about is the incredible beast that is this next car. Find this 1973 Pontiac Catalina Safari offered for $11,500 in Antioch, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1973 Pontiac Catalina safari
condition: like new
cylinders: 8 cylinders
title status: clean
Hi up for sale my 1973 Pontiac Catalina Safari wagon It is fully loaded with power windows locks tilt tack 400 block automatic engine AC works Also it runs great with 85,000 original miles car is all original it’s been in California all its life so no rust it is rust free been also garage kept all its life Wagon is in great shape tires are good to everything in working order we had the car since brand new it’s always been well-maintained and took an care of it already to go if you would like to know more info about the wagon
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This so bad ass, and talking about zero blind spots!
I love driving old wagons with little a/b/c pillars because of the visibility is amazing. Granted, the mirrors (particularly non-wide angle passenger side view) are at best decorative…but the ability turn your head and see without being blocked by all of the safety devices (thick pillars full of airbags, headrests, etc) means you are less likely to get into that crash in the first place. Or at least that is what I tell myself.
The wheels. The red upholstery. 85k miles. Yeah.
Yes — the red upholstery had me!!!
It’s like there was a Tarantino-style bloodbath in there or something.
This thing qualifies as a 2 bedroom apartment in the East Bay doesn’t it?