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1960 Pontiac Catalina
The 1960 Pontiac Bonneville was wrapped in luxury that was unsurpassed by far more expensive cars.

1960 Pontiac Catalina

The 1960 Pontiac Catalina received major styling features like an undivided horizontal bars grille, straight full-length side trim moldings and a new deck lid which was almost flush with the tops of the rear fenders. Catalinas came with front fender "Catalina" script, "Pontiac" block letters on the front edge of the hood, and they had plain belt line moldings. Turn signals, oil filter, five tubeless tires, and courtesy lamps on convertibles were standard.

 

1960 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 $2,702 3,935 lbs 72,650
21 39 4d Vista Hardtop - 6P $2,842 3,990 lbs 32,710
21 11 2d Sport Sedan - 6P $2,631 3,850 lbs 25,504
21 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $2,766 3,835 lbs 27,496
21 67 2d Convertible - 6P $3,078 3,940 lbs 17,172
21 45 4d Station Wagon - 9P $3,207 4,365 lbs 14,149
21 35 4d Station Wagon - 6P $3,099 4,310 lbs 21,253

Notes:

  • 210,934 Catalinas Were Built
  • 10,831 had Synchromesh
  • 200,101 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 123 in 213.7 in 63.7 in 64 in 8.00 x 14
Catalina Station Wagon 123 in 213.7 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
21 = Catalina 27 = Bonneville Safari
23 = Ventura 28 = Bonneville
24 = Star Chief  
Second & Third Symbol - Year
60 = 1960
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(P) Pontiac, Michigan (K) Kansas City, Kansas
(S) Southgate, California (D) Doraville, Georgia
(L) Linden, New Jersey (A) Arlington, Texas
(W) Wilmington, Delaware (E) Euclid, Ohio
Last Four Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

1960 Pontiac Options

Description Description
Air Conditioning Remote Control Mirror
Electric Antenna Power Windows
Aluminum Hubs & Drums Power Steering
E-Z-Eye Glass Power Brakes
Circ-L-Aire Heater Defroster Custom Steering Wheel
Direct Aire Heater Defroster 3-Speed Manual Transmission (Column-Shift)
Sportable Radio Super Hydra-Matic (Strato-Flight) Transmission
Wonder Bar Radio 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Super Deluxe Radio Safe-T-Track Differential
Rear Seat Speaker Dual Exhaust
Luggage Carrier Custom Wheel Discs
Padded Dash Deluxe Wheel Discs
Bucket Seats Windshield Washer
Safeguard Speedometer Continental Spare Tire & Cover
Magi-Cruise Underhood Utility Light

Engine Data

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on right front side of block.
 
Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
A1 8-389 283 413 Automatic 2 BC
A2 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC
B1 8-389 303 425 Automatic 4 BC
B2 8-389 281 407 Manual 4 BC
C1 8-389 318 430 Automatic 3 - 2 BC
C4 8-389 318 430 Manual 3 - 2 BC
E3 8-389 215 390 Automatic 2 BC
F1 8-389 333 425 Automatic 4 BC
F4 8-389 333 425 Manual 4 BC
G4 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC
H4 8-389 235 402 Manual 4 BC
J1 8-389 230 380 Automatic 2 BC
K1 8-389 230 380 Automatic 2 BC
L1 8-389 281 407 Automatic 4 BC
M1 8-389 348 430 Automatic 3 - 2 BC
M4 8-389 348 430 Automatic 3 - 2 BC
N1 8-389 281 407 Automatic 4 BC
P1 8-389 303 425 Automatic 4 BC
P4 8-389 303 425 Manual 4 BC
R2 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC

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
PA Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic
PE Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: On flange end of axle shaft and on or near carrier.

Code Color - Non-Locking Color - Locking Ratio
2 Red Red & Green 43-16 = 2.69
3 Gray Gray & Green 41-16 = 2.56
4 None None 19-10 = 3.90
6 Blue Blue & Green 40-11 = 3.64
7 Orange Orange & Green 43-15 = 2.87
8 White White & Green 41-12 = 3.42
9 Brown Brown & Green 42-13 = 3.23
0 Yellow Yellow & Green 40-13 = 3.08
0 Black Black & Green 41-10 = 4.10

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

P -Shoreline Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2935L
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

K - Berkshire Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4029L
Dulux® Code - 181-93587

D - Richmond Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4023L
Dulux® Code - 181-94009

H - Skymist Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4030L
Dulux® Code - 181-94010

C - Shelltone White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

S - Sierra Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4031L
Dulux® Code - 181-17169H

T - Caribe Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4025L
Dulux® Code - 181-93946

F - Newport Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4032L
Dulux® Code - 181-93669
R - Palomino Beige
Lucite® Code - 4026L
Dulux® Code - 93-93578

J - Fairway Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4033L
Dulux® Code - 181-93910

B - Black Pearl Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4027LH
Dulux® Code - 181-93661

L - Coronado Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4034L
Dulux® Code - 181-17182H

M - Stardust Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4028L
Dulux® Code - 93-93532

N - Mahogany Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4035L
Dulux® Code - Not Available
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

Coronado Red Metallic
Duco® Code - 4066H

Not Available Kerry Green Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 2949H
Not Available
Shoreline Gold Metallic
Duco® Code - 93095
Not Available Black Pearl Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4061H
Not Available
Shoreline Gold Metallic
Duco® Code - 93095
Not Available Harbor Blue Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4062H
Not Available
Shannon Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 93098
Not Available Burgundy Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4063H
Not Available
Madison Gray Metallic
Duco® Code - 93187
Not Available Mahogany Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4064H
Not Available
Academy Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 93188
Not Available  

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