Thanks to Matt W. for submitting this one! Loved the Bonnie and was so sad when they sold it off to buy an Aunt’s 73 Catalina, which while it wasn’t as pretty as the Bonneville, it was an amazing car that we drove over 300k. One day I got in my car at the local Burger King ( it was raining) when a guy with a Datsun (B210 if I remember right) rolls up cross ways in front of me and proceeds to leave the car there.
Iam surprised its not a 4 door…haha…! In looking at the underside photos, there is some rust to deal with which seems unusual for a west coast car with 14,000 miles that has been in storage, but I guess it could happen. I did own a later “beak” car, a 72 Grandville convertible in the 80’s with the 455 engine. Sane driving would give you 16 MPG all day long. Click here to get it featured on the homepage instead. I had ‘68 LeSabre which shares the basic design, had floors that had similar problems.
in fact it was our “good” car in 1973 when I had to take my drivers license test on a rainy/icy Ohio afternoon. I purchase a new 68″ Bonneville in this color, no vinyl top. the car when it was bought new was long gone.
The old trick if you wanted to replace the freeze plugs without removing the heads was to cut a hole in the firewall and replace them that way. But the 1968 Pontiac Catalina, Grand Prix, Bonni, and Executive was one of the best of it’s time. Those were great times. Sold his last Bonneville and bought a Ford in protest. But the strangest thing I recall seeing was the “2+2” badge located just to the right of the Gran Prix script and a row of thin chrome bars below the front wheel arch and the leading edge of the door on each front fender too. None have shown up in p.o.c.I. V-8-powered automatic-equipped Pontiac to more than $11,000 over the price you'd spend on any given day in a private sale? amazing how that seems to have preserved them all,
Yes old school, but the same build quality with today’s technology would be fantastic. What are your thoughts on this car?
Hope it finds a deserving home. Well, other than the headliner which will have to be repaired and there appears to be some splits on the passenger seat and the top of the back seat. Previous owner put in an Olds 350 from 1977. Great fun piling in all my high school friends and heading to the drive-ins !
This ‘Cat probably still has at least 8 of its 9 lives. Can’t be original miles. The original 428 cube engine was still with the
Who here believes this car has original miles?
I owned a 68 Pontiac Grand Prix my first car with the 428 , awesome car and only paid $100.00 for it. In the early ’70s I worked at a Pontiac dealer. Not great. That’s the last handsome full-size Pontiac, in my view, and even at that I like the ’67 better. We have thousands of listings and a variety of research tools to help you find the perfect car or truck seats up front with woodgrain trim throughout. The 400 Hydromatic of that era was also the most reliable. The Bonneville had fender skirts. That’s my first car right there, you could comfortably fit 4-6 ppl in the trunk ! Autoblog ist Teil von Verizon Media.
eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',103,'0','0'])); Sometimes a car is too interesting to not feature it because of blurry photos, this is one of those times. I tried to buy the car from him, but no dice! However, not a big fan of the “beak”.
A refurbished dino is a drive down memory lane, of what too many call the good old days, when every real man worked, real women took care of home and nurtured children,and a Sunday drive with whole family was holier than church meetings. I’d believe 114,000 miles on this car, which is still low mile for a 50 year old car! I still
The inside of the car boasted those Strato bucket
I also love the long flowing lines of this car (from the side). 2 ton + cars getting 15 plus mpg at 80 plus mph on carburation, and no overdrive plus very long lasting mechanicals is a great old dinosaur. ragtop in need of a resto. Engine mounts are not fully bolted. My Dad owned a 68 Bonneville 4 door hardtop in this color with the black vinyl top…. From when I was a little kid, they’d buy a new one every three or four years. I had a green one back in the ’80s.
Cool tail lights.
While I like the looks of this monster, I shudder remembering my mothers 4 door version she bought as her first car after her divorce. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. 1977 Pontiac Bonneville Landau Coupe (base non brougham) brown ext with cloth beige int 8K original miles 350 4B, Tilt steering, PS, PB, power windows, Factory AC, Factory AM/FM radio with all documentation window sticker & manuals I paid 11K for it. In fact it was the bottom of the line in the succession of “Full Size” Pontiacs behind the Executive and the Bonneville. I just got out of prison for shooting her – just kidding. It was almost like they made them bigger for bigger’s sake – gone was the sexy, smooth styling that they had enjoyed for decades.
above mentioned script. I would like to have another 1967 Grand Prix. Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' Had one of the first AM/FM radios I ever saw with a factory reverb, sounded awesome!!! Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. View detailed pictures that accompany our Junkyard Gem: 1968 Pontiac Catalina sedan article with close-up photos of exterior and interior features. Use our search to find it. Had it repaired.
The ad says the car was stored for 25 years. Wir und unsere Partner nutzen Cookies und ähnliche Technik, um Daten auf Ihrem Gerät zu speichern und/oder darauf zuzugreifen, für folgende Zwecke: um personalisierte Werbung und Inhalte zu zeigen, zur Messung von Anzeigen und Inhalten, um mehr über die Zielgruppe zu erfahren sowie für die Entwicklung von Produkten. Remember, these cars only had a 5 digit odometer, so they can’t display 100,000+ miles. There's more to the story than meets the eye with this 1968 Catalina Convertible. Only 1 rearview mirror to back that huge car down the required course, back window without defogger totally blocked by condensation and the sweaty hands of a 16 year old boy who wanted to drive more than breathe. No rust. With fuel injection, O2 sensors, lead-free fuel and an overdrive transmission these would be fantastic cars! The seller says that this incredible car “is an original West Coast Car.” It has “14,000 Original Miles, Sitting in the garage for over 25 years.” Now that’s a low-mile car. From their cool 64 all the way to their last one which was a 1985, he was Pontiac tried & true. If you didn’t want to take them off to wash the wheels, you had to wash the bottom half and drive it forward to reveal the other half.
1959 Devin V12 Special15 hours$18,000Bid Now, 1963 International R-18517 hours$3,500Bid Now. Fella near here has 68 2nd owner Grand Prix in better than new, when he is washing or driving 60 Rock and Roll mixes with power of exhaust tones. ). turn signals located just above the headlamps on both front fenders. either. Email for extra images.
Für nähere Informationen zur Nutzung Ihrer Daten lesen Sie bitte unsere Datenschutzerklärung und Cookie-Richtlinie. The floor pans look a little crispy. Wish I had room…, I always wondered why Pontiac designed the ac/heat controls to look like a radio. Great rust free condition.
Drove it back and forth to College and then to work after. I’m looking for a 67 gp conv. In 1971, Pontiac changed to an even bigger car and a lot of the charm went away, in my opinion. They were kinda tricky to get off and on. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. Yes, they are now considered dinosaurs. A buddy of mine had a fully-loaded ’68 Grand Prix, 428/TH400 that he bought off a friend of his family (original owner) just before the first Oil Shock. Don't post your car for sale in the comments. Just think what what a current add on aftermarket throttle body fuel injection and overdrive transmission would do. I have to get another one to try that out. Parts Car Included: 1973 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon, Low Mileage Fuel Miser: 1989 Toyota Tercel Coupe. When you hand wash cars of this size..,you will be awhile..! Thing to watch out for in these are issues with the valve lifters and freeze plugs on the rear of the cylinder heads which are near impossible to replace without removing the heads.
car to family members.
Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. But the 1968 Pontiac Catalina, Grand Prix, Bonni, and Executive was one of the best of it’s time. Previous owner redid complete interior and headliner. The old Pontiac hood ornament doesn’t do anything for me but not a deal breaker.
A lady at church had a gold two door 68 Catalina. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_20',106,'0','0'])); And those tail lights! Or subscribe without commenting. Even the tail lights on the 68 Pontiac are similar to those on the 58 Edsel. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media.
Fantastic. I had a ’68 Grand Prix the same color only with a lime green vinyl top.
special car when. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_2',134,'0','0'])); The third-generation Catalina went through a couple of big design changes.
Notify me of new comments via email. recall that his car had the “beak” grille, hidden headlamps, and those gill type Please just appreciate it. Broke my heart when they discontinued the Pontiac nameplate.
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