1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari Station Wagon - Beautiful Car - 389ci Tri-Power!!
1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari 6-Passenger Station Wagon
Very Rare & Very Clean Car
Cosmetically Restored in Original Dawnfire Mist Poly
Original Matching, Two-Tone Maroon & Ivory Interior
Only 63K Believed to be Original Miles
Very Solid & Straight Body
Factory 389ci/318hp V8 Car w/Added Factory Tri-Power
A Truly Great Find & Rare Collectors Item
Runs & Drives Excellent!
Our Quick Condition Guide - (Condition Rating Scale: #1 Flawless, #2 Near Flawless driver, #3 Excellent driver, #4 Nice driver, #5 Needs Work, #6 Parts. Each section is rated based on the type of vehicle it represents being part of.)
Overview Of Entire Vehicle: *Condition #3+ (Excellent Driver)
Here is an absolutely amazing find. It is a 1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari 6-passenger station wagon. This is a very cool and very rare car that you almost never see. I would say this is a nice, solid original type car that has received a beautiful cosmetic restoration. It is a, believed to be, 63K original mile car which I would see is accurate. It has a mostly all original, two tone interior with original carpet and rubber floor mats that is in overall very nice condition. The exterior shows beautifully with a truly amazing paint finish done in its original color of Dawnfire Mist, mostly all new chrome and just an overall great presentation of a quality car. To top it all off, it is powered by its correct 389ci V8 engine with a added factory correct tri-power unit. It is PHS documented showing that this car came the way it is shown except for the tri-power. This car is a great and fun cruiser to drive to cars shows or take the whole family for a cheeseburger!
389ci/318hp V8 Engine w/Tri Power
Power Rear Window
Painted Steel Wheels w/Dog Dish Hubcaps
Exterior: *Condition #3
This car really shows excellent. It has a fantastic paint finish done in its original color Dawnfire Mist that shows wonderfully. It was a truly high dollar paint finish that is smooth as glass and a body straight as an arrow. All the panels have great fit and finish also. Most all the chrome and trim was redone and looks like new with the exception of a few items that are still nice originals like the roof rack. All of the glass looks to be excellent. It is sitting on its original painted steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and black wall radial tires.
Interior: *Condition #3
It has a very clean, all original maroon and ivory two-tone interior that looks excellent with a little patina here and there The seats, door panels and headliner are all original and excellent. The original rubber floor mats and carpet is very nice with some wear on the drivers rubber mat. The dash and gauge cluster is bright and clean. The dash pad has had a couple previous repairs and the steering wheel was lightly restored. It has what looks to be original paint possibly in the door jams and very nice weather stripping. The spare tire is missing but the jack is still there. Everything seems to work in it except for the courtesy lights and clock. The radio even turns on but does not get a signal due to a missing antenna and I can not find where it went or goes.
Mechanically: *Condition #3
The car runs and drives excellent. It has its correct 389ci 318hp V8 engine with smooth shifting automatic transmission. It has an added factory correct tri-power set up that looks factory as well. Under the hood is clean as a whistle with its original paint still on the jams and firewall. The engine was nicely detailed and it shows great. It truly runs and drives like a nice, low mileage car should, showing only 63k miles. It is very quiet, tight and a pleasure to drive!
Under Carriage: *Condition #4
The underside is very clean, original looking and nice overall. It has its original rust free floors. There some rust repair on the inner rockers and in the rear spare tire well. It is all in pretty common areas that had some amateur repairs. The frame looks very solid but for some reason both sides of the frame rails were professionally repaired. I had the car checked out by two shops and they said it was done correctly and is just as strong as it was originally. I'm guessing they were replaced due to rust as the inner rockers had repairs. It must have been a weak spot on this car, as the rest of the underside looks so dry and solid. Overall the car is structurally solid and looks and runs great so the underside should not matter to the buyer who wants a great cruiser that no one else will have.
If you have any additional questions please call us at 480-281-2059 or call our sales manager Jimmy directly at 608-215-8300. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. I also welcome all International buyers. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, AZ.
*About Our Collector Car Rating Guide:
We at Classic Car Investments have given each of our vehicles an over all condition rating and a separate condition rating for each major part of the vehicle. These ratings are given to each vehicle, by us, based on our educated professional opinion from decades of experience. Condition ratings can be looked at differently based on each individual buyer. Please use this rating as a purely a guide to help you gauge the condition of the vehicle with out physically looking at in person. Which we always suggest is the best way to buy a collector car but today can be tough with our hectic, busy schedules. We are being honest as possible in our ads and want to show you everything about each vehicle, with every media possible including pictures, video, sounds, text and ratings system similar to most consumer product rating systems out there. But of course tailored to collector cars. We want our customer to feel confident buying our cars from any location in the world and know what they are getting. With showing you, the buyer all the negatives as well as the positives on every vehicle and educating the buyer in the process. Buy our vehicles with confidence!
The rating is based on a 1 to 6 rating scale. #1 flawless car that is almost perfect, #2 near perfect car but can be driven, #3 excellent driver, that is most likely show quality with minor flaws (Most Classic Cars), #4 nice driver that has some flaws, #5 project car or great restoration project and #6 being a complete parts car. Plus and minus signs behind the number, indicate it is on the higher or lower side on the described condition in our opinion.
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 389ci 318hp Tri-Power V8
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or above
- Body Color
- Dawnfire Mist
- Body Style
- Station Wagon
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- Two-Tone Maroon
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
- Engine Size
- 389ci 318hp Tri-Power V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Style
- Station Wagon