Gateway Classic Cars in Denver is happy to offer a 1961 Pontiac Catalina.
This one is Powered by a 455 out of a Bonneville, backed by TH350 also rebuilt. Newer drive shaft with new U joints. Sitting on top of the 455 is an Edlebrock intake, and an Edlebrock 600 CFM Carb. This one has the Vintage Air to keep you cool. Added is an upgraded 140 Amp Alternator to handle the draw from the Electric fans behind the radiator. Newer Exhaust from the Stock appearing Manifolds all the way back with a bit of throaty sound coming out of the pipes, for a nice 60’s hot rod.
The 1961 full-sized Pontiacs were completely restyled with more squared-off bodylines, the reintroduction of the split grille first seen in 1959 and dropped for 1960 and an all-new Torque-Box perimeter frame with side rails replacing the “X” frame chassis used since 1958. The new frame not only provides greater side-impact protection than the “X” design but also improves interior roominess
All engines from the factory were 389 cu in (6.4 L) V8s as in previous years, now called “Trophy” engines. rather than “Tempest” (including the larger 421ci “big bore” engine). Standard engines are two-barrel units rated at 215 hp with the three-speed manual transmission or 267 hp with the optional Hydramatic, with a 230 hp regular-fuel-capable “economy” V8 offered as a no-cost option with the Hydramatic. Offered as extra-cost options were more powerful versions of the 389 including a 303 hp version with a four-barrel carburetor or 318 hp Tri-Power option. New to the options list were two higher performance versions of the 389, including a four-barrel 333 hp unit and a 348 hp Tri-Power option, both with higher, 10.75:1, compression ratios The new body is somewhat smaller and lighter than the 1960 model with the wheelbase down three inches (76 mm) to 119, overall length reduced by the same to 210 in (5,300 mm) and width dropping nearly two inches to 78.2 from 80 in (2,032.0 mm) 1960. The front and rear track of the 1961-62 Pontiac was reduced to 62.5 in (1,590 mm) front and rear. The 1961 Pontiac was advertised as “all Pontiac…on a new wide track.
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