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YAK Car Pic of the Day

There’s a garage in Tonawanda which I drive by almost daily, and there’s usually a 1960’s vintage Pontiac or two in the lot. Many of them are the same stuff you seem to see at every old car show: Firebirds, GTOs, Grands Prix (Grand Prixes?). Anyway, a few weeks back I spotted something different for a change — this 1960 Pontiac Catalina sports coupe (above). This was the second year of the famous “Wide Track” campaign, and sales were still going at a good clip. The Catalina was the least expensive Pontiac for 1960, followed upscale by the new Ventura, and the Star Chief and Bonneville, all of which were powered by 389 CID V-8s. This sport coupe had a list price of $2,766 and 27,496 were produced. See all of the 1960 Pontiacs here.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

 

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  • Max Planck

    Wow! I like the transistor radio; Pontiac was a ‘early adapter’ of that then budding technology.

  • Max Planck

    Wow! I like the transistor radio; Pontiac was a ‘early adapter’ of that then budding technology.

    • If they’d only been on the ball, they would have called it iRadio.