White Whale: 1966 Pontiac Catalina Wagon

The third generation of Pontiac’s standalone Catalina model was release in 1965 with flowing sheet metal featuring Coke Bottle profiles — a design element that was particularly cool looking on the giant family style wagon. The full sized GM platform was shared with the Pontiac Ventura, Oldsmobile 88, and Buick LeSabre, but power came from a variety of Pontiac big blocks with displacements from 389 through 455 cubic inches of displacement. Find this 1966 Pontiac Catalina Wagon bidding for $8000 in Richmond, VA via ebay motors.

From the seller:

This wagon was owned by one Virginia family prior to my acquisition in 2021. I have a thick folder of records going back decades.
Some of the recent work includes…

New starter, alternator, voltage regulator with harness, battery, water pump
All new belts and hoses
All fluids changed including the rear differential
New plugs, wires, points, rotor, distributor cap
New relays for blower motor
New whitewall tires
New seat covers, carpet, and sill plates.
New shocks
Brake components including master cylinder and brake hoses and other parts needed to safely stop.

The car runs well and tracks straight down the road. All lights work as well as the wipers. The heat works but the factory air conditioning does not. All components are there and the compressor turns freely. I have not investigated this. The rear tailgate window works from the dash switch only and goes up and down slowly. The aftermarket stereo works good and it does not look like the dash was cut. The wagon is equipped with power steering, power brakes, cruise control(not working) roof rack, power tailgate window and third row seat.

The car has had one repaint with rust repair in the 1980s. The front left fender had a large dent which I had repaired last year.
I had the frame inspected and one spot professionally welded. The cargo area and spare tire well are rusted and repaired from the inside with fiberglass by the previous owner. Some of the rubber seals on the doors need replacement. The original headliner is in good shape other than a small area near the tailgate window.

I’ve tried to keep the wagon as original as possible and give an accurate description It is not a show car but looks great from ten feet. It always gets thumbs up when I drive it as you do not see these on the road often.

I encourage bidders to contact me if they would like to look at it prior to bidding. The car is located in the Richmond Virginia area.

Serious bidders only please. I’m only selling because I have two other wagons and I need the garage space for another car I’m purchasing. I’ll try to assist meeting shippers but buyer is responsible for making arrangements.
On Nov-08-23 at 17:38:13 PST, seller added the following information:
The carb is a 4 barrel. I have records going back to the 1970s.

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