For Sale: 1961 Pontiac Catalina in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

A beautiful presentation of a restored hardtop, a loaded interior with well-placed upgrades (including modern A/C), and plenty of V8 power are all part of the package that makes this 1961 Pontiac Catalina Bubble Top an absolutely awesome boulevard machine.


Just imagine the looks you're going to get in this coupe. No one would dare go to the expense of producing this kind of amazing intricate design today. These distinct hardtops earned the "bubble top" nickname for the beautiful profile that features curved glass front and rear. It's especially handsome in a glossy white. We're told this finish is part of a comprehensive restoration that was completed only about three years ago. And you can tell the aim was to keep this coupe looking distinguished. This is the debut year for the generation, and they really made the most of the Wide Track look with the dual grilles separated by the hood. This example shows it off particularly well with the grilles and big wraparound bumper shining brightly. There have been plenty more investments in the brightwork, so that you can really recognize the elegant side trim that is placed within the curves of the rather straight sheet metal. And we absolutely love the way the rear bumper flows right into that hint of tailfin. Plus, real Pontiac fans will marvel at the wheels. They are the classic 8-lug alloy designs, but they have been upgraded to 15 inches to make a wider array of tires available.


The red interior almost feels like it's radiating from within the white exterior. So you'll want to leave all the side windows down on this pillarless hardtop because people are going to get drawn on for a better look inside. For you, the joy is the moment you slip behind the stylized steering wheel, and gaze over the bright and beautiful dash, you get that instant feeling of nostalgia. They paid attention to keeping this vintage while still delivering a car you're going to want to enjoy. For example, the original radio may be on display, but your real music comes from a modern AM/FM/CD stereo that's hidden away in the glovebox. And the well-integrated tilt steering column and Stewart Warner auxiliary readouts make this a better driver. This is a full-size coupe that's ideal for sharing with family and friends, and so that's why there are comfort features like the air conditioner that's running on modern R134a refrigerant.


Under the hood is a proper Pontiac V8 with a beautifully clean presentation. Fans of the GTO recognize the 389 cubic-inch motor, and it's a great powerplant to have here, too. In fact, this one has been given a hint of a muscle car makeover with a four-barrel carburetor and a dual exhaust. But as a true cruiser, it's just the good power and supple ride that makes this your new favorite. Plus, you also have the three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering to deliver a bubble top that's ready to own the boulevard.


This is the sharp-looking and strong-running full-size coupe that has been given all the right investments. So you know you need to get your hands on this one right now. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Pontiac Catalina
  • Listing ID: CC-1619161
  • Price: $46,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Catalina
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:4084
  • Stock Number:5670-DFW
  • VIN:361K8557
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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