1963 Pontiac Catalina
Why This Car Is Special
Not all of Pontiac's muscle cars were GTO's and Firebirds. The 1963
Pontiac Catalina had the most powerful standard V8 engines than any
of the other brands full sized cars back in 1963.
Pontiac's 1963 Wide-Track lineup cemented the GM division's
reputation as a design trendsetter. Its full-size cars' reimagined
front ends shared an aggressive new look with vertically stacked
headlamps capped by forward-jutting brows, and Pontiac's trademark
The budget-friendly Catalina was Pontiac's lowest-price full-size,
but it could be optioned to be competitive on the roads and
racetracks of America. Beneath the hood, power to back up the
daring body styling was available for the asking.
There's something special about the 1963 Pontiac Catalina we have
here at Skyway Classics. It has been made to look like the feared
421 Super Duty race cars of that year and may even have been a race
car too as it has very low mileage showing.
1963 Pontiac Catalina
Made to look like the feared 421 Super Duty race cars of that
May even have been a race car too as it has very low mileage
389 cubic inch V8 engine I with Tri-Power 3-2 barrel carbs
Tri-Power open element air cleaners
Factory chrome valve covers
Automatic transmission (originally a four-speed transmission)
Engine compartment looks factory stock
Pontiac blue painted engine block, and intake
Factory cast iron exhaust manifolds
Power steering and brakes
Black steel wheels with Pontiac dog dish hubcaps
Black side wall tires
Super Duty racing air scoop
Radio-delete plate on the dash
Multi-colored vinyl bench seat and matching rear seat
Tachometer has been added
Blue door panels and carpet
Great dash with factory gauges
Factory steering wheel that fits the color theme and has that
Owner's manual, warranty cards, and PHS Documentation
Cameo Ivory (white) paint
Straight sheet metal
Super Duty hood scoop
Pop the hood and see that great powerful 389 cubic inch V8 engine
in ours that has a set of Tri-Power 3-2barrel carbs on it as well
as factory chrome Tri-Power open element air cleaners, air
conditioning, factory chrome valve covers, and backed by an
automatic transmission (originally a four-speed transmission.)
The engine compartment looks factory stock with just routine
maintenance done to it. It still has the Pontiac blue painted
engine block, and intake, factory cast iron exhaust manifolds, air
conditioning, power steering and brakes, and all the other running
It rides on black steel wheels with Pontiac dog dish hubcaps, black
side wall tires, and the addition of the 421 emblems and Super Duty
racing air scoop. The odometer is believed to reflect the car's
actual mileage of 38k, and so that would mean averaging less than
645 miles annually. This small amount of mileage leads us to
believe it may have had a drag racing past.
The beautiful all-business interior is filled with the basics, from
the radio-delete plate on the dash to the multi-colored vinyl bench
seat and matching rear seat. A tachometer has been added as well as
seat belts with the rest of the interior looking as it did when it
was new in 1963.
The preservation level of interior is nice as it is believed to be
highly original, but also exceptionally presented. The blue/white
package retains a deep color with blue door panels and carpet,
great dash, the factory steering wheel that fits the color theme
and has that translucent element that is all part of that great
time capsule feeling.
The sales come complete with owner's manual, warranty cards, and
PHS Documentation too.
The Cameo Ivory (white) paint shows well and was what it was
painted from the factory according to the 1963 correct colors and
draws attention to its straight sheet metal, Super Duty hood scoop,
and doors that close with authority.
It has nice bodywork with full-length trim and the quality of the
chrome really highlights well. The 421 emblems and race car looks
give it a real sinister classic style.
This 1963 Pontiac Catalina we have here at Skyway Classics has a
lot of originality with classic race car looks that is a very rare
collectable that PHS documentation shows to be an original 389 car
with a four-speed from the factory.
This full-sized Pontiac that is dressed to look like a 421 SD
Pontiac is a mixture of big chrome, intricate bodywork, and an
imposing stance made them a force to be reckoned with on the street
and drag strip.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608