This 1960 Pontiac Catalina Safari is available to be purchased on the Bring a Trailer closeout site, with offering at present at $17,000 with five days left on the bartering.
This Safari can situate nine individuals and elements a 6.4-liter V-8 driving the back tires through a four-speed Hydra-matic programmed transmission.
The Copper Metallic paint work consolidates with the heaps of chrome trim and white wall tires to make a delightful flashback to a past time of automative plan.
I experienced childhood in the secondary lounge of a station cart, navigating public parks on monthlong crosscountry journey, pulling catcher’s stuff to travel ball games in the roomy trunk, and figuring out how to drive the deft longroof on the tumultuous roads of New York. However, while I cherished my folks’ 2003 Volkswagen Passat, it can’t compare the debauched style of this 1960 Pontiac Catalina Safari right now available to be purchased on Bring a Trailer — which, similar to Car and Driver, is essential for Hearst Autos.
The Catalina name originally showed up in 1950 and turned into an independent model line in 1959. It got a slight revive the next year, exchanging a split-grille plan for the cleaner, one-piece look seen here and restraining the back blades after the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz took that plan pattern to the limit. Safari was the moniker given to Pontiac’s station carts at that point, and this model was fitted with nine seats thanks to a first-line seat and a back confronting third column.
Alongside being substantial, this Safari is a dazzling vehicle, with attractive, flat person lines extending the length of the vehicle, a fold over windshield giving a vaporous lodge, and a lot of brightwork to complement the Catalina’s recognized appearance.
This Catalina Safari is painted in a satisfying Copper Metallic tone, with the inside decked out in a Fawn vinyl upholstery. This model is fitted with extravagances (for the time) like double sideview mirrors, a power back window, power-helped controlling and slows down, and a “Very Deluxe” AM radio. The inside likewise incorporates differentiating earthy colored covering, a warmer, and the most recent in wellbeing hardware: lap safety belts.
Power comes from a 6.4-liter (389 cubic inch) V-8 motor and is shipped off the back tires through a four-speed Hydra-Matic programmed transmission. The posting doesn’t indicate which adaptation of the 389 V-8 this vehicle accompanies, yet on this age of Catalina, the V-8 could make anyplace somewhere in the range of 215 and 345 drive. The Safari rides on 14-inch steel wheels with chrome covers, shod in period-proper American Classic whitewall tires.
The posting takes note of a couple of chips and scratches, however you can’t anticipate that a 62 year old vehicle should be perfect. The five-digit odometer peruses 12,000 miles, albeit the genuine mileage is lost to time. In any case, this 1960 Pontiac Catalina Safari is a lovely vehicle and makes us long for the days when station carts were the decision of family vehicle rather than the now pervasive hybrid. Offering at present sits at $17,000, and the closeout closes on Monday, July 11.