1970 Pontiac Catalina Convertible
"Starting Now this is the way it can be for big thinkers with small
budgets" reads the advertising, and this was in reality true, as
the Bonneville was the upscale Pontiac, and the Catalina, which
borrowed from the Bonneville's look, was for the budget
In 1970, the Pontiac Catalina received a facelift. It had radiator
grilles inspired by Grand Prix, hoods with wider and flatter center
bulges, taillights set into bumpers, wrap over front fender tips,
and hidden radio antennas. They had plain body sill molding and had
"Catalina" lettering or "Ventura" lettering to show that it was
equipped with the Ventura package, behind the front wheel openings.
Catalinas also had untrimmed taillights, horizontal blade grilles,
no fender skirts, and "Pontiac" centered on the edge of rear deck.
Carpeting, upper level trim ventilation, Endura side, moldings,
walnut-grained vinyl inserts, padded dashboards, and fiberglass
black sidewall tires as standard equipment.
Starting out life as Granada Gold, now completely covered with Red,
our Catalina is a car not seen every day in our daily routine. It
was one of the best-selling cars for the Pontiac division, in 1970,
and one would think there would be more hanging around, but sadly
so it is not true. Ours has a white canvas power top, which works
beautifully. Chrome brite-work and badging are in good condition
and crowned and wreath icon spoked wheel coverings are all around
wrapped by thin whites.
Sandalwood vinyl showing some areas of wear, but overall good
condition covers the front and rear seating, both benches. The dash
is the standard GM style dash for 1970 and shows some cracking and
crazing. Door panels are slightly showing some warp, and house the
power window toggles. Carpet is darker brown, and has a few stains,
but presents overall good. The surrounding dashed has a few areas
of soiling, and no cracking.
A 400ci V8 topped with a 2-barrel carburetor, puts out 265HP. Along
with the TH400 3-peed automatic transmission, the car floats
smoothly down the read.
Some surface rust is noted, but unremarkable as it pertains to
structural problems. Rockers, floorpans, toe kicks, and suspension
are all rust free. Underneath doors, we can see minimal corrosive
rust coming through the respray, but again structurally strong and
This overall straight but not perfect example of the everyday man's
Pontiac, presents nicely, and runs smoothly. The perfect car if you
want something not seen every day with its chromed nose, individual
but dual bezeled headlights, large panels, and spacious mid-level
interior in fair to good condition.
67-2 Door Convertible
E-Linden, NJ Assy Plant
103282-Sequential Unit Number
ST70 25267- 1970:Pontiac Catalina 2 Door Convertible
BDY E 71-Linden, NJ Body Number 71
TR 537-Sandlewood Vinyl
PNT 58 5-Granada Gold, Sandlewood Convertible Top
08d- 4th Week August Production
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.