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1969 Pontiac Catalina
The 1969 Catalina Convetible.

1969 Pontiac Catalina

The 1969 Pontiac Catalinas had split bumpers, revised rooflines and vent-less windows. The wheelbase was increased one inch and Catalinas were equipped with all the standard GM safety features. They had carpeting, peripheral front bumpers with Endura rubber center inserts, "pulse" windshield wipers with concealed blades, front foam seat cushions, and upper level ventilation systems. You got a choice of a regular-fuel low-compression 2-barrel carburetor V-8 or a 290-hp 400-cid V-8 as standard engines. Station Wagons had wood-grained dashes and new two-way taillights with power rear windows on the nine passenger model. The Ventura trim package was still offered.

 

 

 

 

 

1969 Pontiac Catalina Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Catalina Series 252
252 69 4d Sedan - 6P $3,090 3,945 lbs 48,590
252 39 4d Hardtop - 6P $3,244 4,005 lbs 38,819
252 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $3,174 3,935 lbs 84,006
252 67 2d Convertible - 5P $3,476 3,985 lbs 5,436
252 46 4d Station Wagon - 9P $3,664 4,520 lbs 13,393
252 36 4d Station Wagon - 6P $3,519 4,455 lbs 20,352

NOTES:

  • 212,851 Catalinas were built
  • 837 had Synchromesh and 212,014 had Hydra-Matic
  • 33,745 Catalina Station Wagons were built
  • 170 had Synchromesh and 33,575 had Hydra-Matic

Model Series Identification

25269 - 4d Sedan - 6P 25267 - 2d Convertible - 5P
25239 - 4d Hardtop - 6P 25246 - 4d Station Wagon - 9P
25237 - 2d Hardtop - 6P 25236 - 4d Station Wagon - 6P

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Catalina 122 in 217.5 in 63 in 64 in Not Available
Catalina Station Wagon 122 in 220.5 in 63 in 64 in Not Available

VIN Decoding

First Symbol - Manufacturer
2 = Pontiac
Second & Third Symbol - Series
23 = Firebird 39 = Safari
24 = Firebird Espirit 42 = GTO
26 = Firebird Formula 400 52 = Catalina & Ventura
28 = Trans Am 56 = Executive
33 = Standard Tempest 62 = Bonneville
35 = Custom "S" 76 = Grand Prix
37 = LeMans  
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
27 = two-door sedan 57 = two-door hardtop
35 = station wagon two seat single action tailgate 67 = convertible
36 = station wagon two seat dual action tailgate 69 = four-door sedan
37 = two-door hardtop 87 = two-door hardtop
39 = four-door hardtop  
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
9 = 1969
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (X) Kansas City, Kansas
(E) Linden, New Jersey (Z) Fremont, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(L) Van Nuys, California (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Options and Accessories

Description Description
Heavy-Duty Aluminum Front Brake Drums Arctic Wiper Blades
Load Floor Carpeting Rear Window Deflector (station wagons)
Console Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Cruise Control 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
Leather GP Trim 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
Instant Air Heater 428-cid/375-hp V-8
Luggage Carrier (station wagons) 428-cid/390-hp V-8
Power Rear Antenna Dual Exhaust
Power Disc Front Brakes Safe-T-Track Differential
Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel w/ Power Steering
Wonder Touch Steering Hood Mounted Tachometer
3-Speed Manual Transmission Cordova Top
3-Speed Heavy-Duty Manual Transmission Rally II Wheels
Custom Sport Steering Wheel  

Available Engines

Location Of Engine Code: Beneath the engine sequence number on machined pad on right hand bank of engine block.
Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
WA * † 8-400 290 428 Manual 2 BC
WB * † 8-400 290 428 Manual 2 BC
WD * + 8-400 290 428 Manual 2 BC
WE * + 8-400 290 428 Manual 2 BC
WG 8-428 360 472 Manual 4 BC
WJ 8-428 390 465 Manual 4 BC
XE * † (p) 8-428 360 472 Automatic 4 BC
XJ * + (p) 8-428 360 472 Automatic 4 BC
XK (p) 8-428 360 472 Automatic 4 BC
XZ * + 8-400 340 445 Automatic 4 BC
YA * † 8-400 265 397 Automatic 2 BC
YB * + 8-400 265 397 Automatic 2 BC
YD * + 8-400 290 428 Automatic 2 BC
YE * † 8-400 290 428 Automatic 2 BC
YH * + 8-428 360 472 Automatic 4 BC
YK 8-428 390 465 Automatic 4 BC
YL * † 8-428 360 472 Automatic 4 BC

NOTES:

  1. * - Small Valve Engine (all others large valve)
  2. † - 30 Degree Intake Valve Seat Angle (Early)
  3. + - 45 Degree Intake Valve Seat Angle (Late)
  4. (p) - Police

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 Stamped on servo cover on right side of transmission.
Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case & on some models on the left side of converter housing.
Powerglide Stamped on a metal tag located on the right side of the transmission.
3-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
4-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
A Cleveland Manual Powerglide
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic
C Cleveland Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
E McKinnon Powerglide
H Muncie 3-Speed
K McKinnon 3-Speed
L GM of Canada Turbo Hydra-Matic
M Muncie 3-Speed & Overdrive
N Muncie 4-Speed
O Saginaw Overdrive
P Warner Gear 3 & 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
R Muncie 4-Speed
S Muncie 3-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
T Toledo Powerglide
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic

Axle Codes

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

Color - Non-Locking Color - Locking Ratio
UB VB 2.41
UC VC 2.56
UD VD 2.73
UE VE 2.93
UF VF 3.08
UG VG 3.23
UH VH 3.42
  VJ 3.55
  VK 3.73
  VM 4.11

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

10 - Starlight Black
Lucite® Code - 88l
Dulux® Code - 93-005

65 - Antique Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5010L
Dulux® Code - 5010D

40 - Mayfair Maize
Lucite® Code - 5036L
Dulux® Code - 5036D

67 - Burgundy Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5063LH
Dulux® Code - 5063DH

50 - Cameo Ivory
Lucite® Code - 5033L
Dulux® Code - 5033D

69 - Paladium Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

51 - Liberty Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5016L
Dulux® Code - 5016D

72 -Carousel Red
Lucite® Code - 5021LM
Dulux® Code - 5021DH

52 - Matador Red
Lucite® Code - 5009LH
Dulux® Code - 5009DM

73 - Verdoro Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5066LH
Dulux® Code - 5066DH

53 - Warwick Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5015L
Dulux® Code - 5015D

76 - Goldenrod Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5026LH
Dulux® Code - 5026D

55 - Crystal Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5014L
Dulux® Code - 5014D

86 - Claret Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5074LH
Dulux® Code - 5074DH
57 - Midnight Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5013L
Dulux® Code - 5013D
87 - Windward Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4962L
Dulux® Code - 4962D
59 - Limelight Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5012L
Dulux® Code - 5012D
88 - Nocturne Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5075L
Dulux® Code - 5075D

61 - Expresso Brown Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5011L
Dulux® Code - 5011D

89 - Castillian Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5076LH
Dulux® Code - 5076DH

63 - Champagne Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5064L
Dulux® Code - 5064D

 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination 10-50 on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Starlight Black and the roof area in Cameo Ivory.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

Medium Gold
Lucite® Code - 9594L (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9586LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9578LH (flat)

Dark Gold
Lucite® Code - 9590L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9583L (flat)

Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 9528LH (semi-gloss)

Midnight Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9593LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9582LH (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9429LM (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9580LM (flat)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9585LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528S flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

 

 

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