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1959 Pontiac Catalina
New for 1959, replacing the Chieftain line was the Pontiac Catalina.

1959 Pontiac Catalina

In 1959 the Chieftain lines name changed to Catalina. For 1959, the Pontiac Catalina received major styling changes. They were lower, longer, and had more interior room. They had a new twin grille theme to go along with the twin fin rear fenders. The Catalina featured a V-contoured hood, increased glass area, and flat rear over-hanging roofs on the four-door Vista hardtop.

 

1959 Pontiac Catalina Production Numbers and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Catalina Series 21
21 19 4d Sedan - 6P $2,704 3,955 lbs 72,377
21 39 4d Vista Hardtop - 6P $2,844 4,005 lbs 45,012
21 11 2d Sport Sedan - 6P $2,633 3,870 lbs 26,102
21 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $2,768 3,900 lbs 38,309
21 67 2d Convertible - 6P $3,080 3,970 lbs 14,515
21 45 4d Station Wagon - 9P $3,209 4,405 lbs 14,084
21 35 4d Station Wagon - 6P $3,101 4,345 lbs 21,162

Notes:

  1. 231,561 Catalinas Were Built
  2. 9,939 had Synchromesh
  3. 221,622 had Hydra-Matic

Model Series Identification

2119 - 4d Sedan - 6P 2167 - 2d Convertible - 5P
2139 - 4d Vista Hardtop - 6P 2145 - 4d Station Wagon - 9P
2111 - 2d Sport Sedan - 6P 2135 - 4d Station Wagon - 6P
2137 - 2d Hardtop - 6P  

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Catalina 122 in 213.7 in 63.7 in 64 in 8.00 x 14
Catalina Station Wagon 122 in 214.3 in 63.7 in 64 in 8.50 x 14

VIN Decoding

Vin Number was on the left front door hinge pillar. On raised pad at front of right hand cylinder bank.
First Symbol - Series
1 = Catalina 7 = Custom Safari
4 = Star Chief 8 = Bonneville
Second & Third Symbol - Year
59 = 1959
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(P) Pontiac, Michigan (K) Kansas City, Kansas
(T) Arlington, Texas (F) Framingham, Massachusetts
(C) Southgate, California (D) Doraville, Georgia
(L) Linden, New Jersey (A) Atlanta, Georgia
(W) Wilmington, Delaware (E) Euclid, Ohio
Last Four Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

1959 Pontiac Options

Description Description
Push-Button Radio Power Tailgate Window
Wonder Bar Radio Six-Way Power Seat
Sportable Radio Ever-Level Air Ride
Electric Antenna Oil Filter
Rear Seat Speaker Heavy-Duty Air Cleaner
Fresh Air Heater & Defroster Clear Plastic Seat Covers
Air Conditioning 8.00x14 White Sidewall Tires
Tinted Glass 8.50x14 White Sidewall Tires
Back-Up Lights Two-Tone Paint
Windshield Washers Front Foam Seat Cushion
Deluxe Steering Wheel Bucket Seats (Convertible)
Parking Brake Signal Decor Trim
Padded Dash Lamp Group
Power Brakes Safety Group
Power Windows Mirror Group
Custom Wheel Covers Antifreeze
Full Wheel Discs Tissue Dispenser
Outside Rear View Mirror Safety Belts
Tilt Mirror 3-Speed Manual Transmission (Column)
Undercoating 4-Speed Super Hydra-Matic (Strato-Flight) Transmission
Safe-T-Track Differential  

1959 Pontiac Engine Data

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on right front side of block.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
Not Available 8-389 245 392 Not Available 2 BC
Not Available 8-389 260 392 Not Available 4 BC
Not Available 8-389 260 400 Not Available 4 BC
Not Available 8-389 215 400 Not Available 2 BC

1959 Pontiac Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic (Super Hydra-Matic "315") On name plate located on lower left corner of the rear face of transmission case.
3-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
4-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Transmission Type
P Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic
PE Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

D - Dundee Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2933L
Dulux® Code - 181-92725

C - Cameo Ivory
Lucite® Code - 2697L
Dulux® Code - 93-91249

P - Shoreline Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2935L

K - Gulfstream Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2930L
Dulux® Code - 181-92945

N - Royal Amethyst Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2936L

F - Seaspray Green
Lucite® Code - 2941L

J - Castle Blue
Lucite® Code - 2937L
S - Concord Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2942L
H - Vanguard Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2939L
B - Silvermist Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2934L
Dulux® Code - 181-92944

E - Jademist Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2940L

M - Sunset Glow Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2926LH
Dulux® Code -

R - Canyon Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2929L
Dulux® Code - 181-92943
Grilles - Silver Satin Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2957L

L - Roman Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

 
NOTES: Color Combination Numbers are on a plate on the right side of the dash panel, under the hood, immediately below the heater water control valve (Ranco Valve).
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Red
Duco® Code - 2967H

Not Available Medium Gray Metallic
Duco® Code - 93143
Not Available
Dark Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 93141
Not Available Copper Metallic
Duco® Code - 93144
Not Available
Medium Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 93142
Not Available Medium Turquoise Metallic
Duco® Code - 93145
Not Available

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