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1970 Pontiac Catalina
The 1970 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

1970 Pontiac Catalina

In 1970, the Pontiac Catalina received a facelift. It had radiator grilles inspired by Grand Prix, hoods with wider and flatter center bulges, taillights set into bumpers, wrapover front fender tips, and hidden radio antennas. They had plain body sill molding and had "Catalina" lettering or "Ventura" lettering to show that it was equipped with the Ventura package, behind the front wheel openings. Catalinas also had untrimmed taillights, horizontal blade grilles, no fender skirts, and "Pontiac" centered on the edge of rear deck. Carpeting, upper level trim ventilation, Endura side, moldings, walnut-grained vinyl inserts, padded dashboards, and fiberglass black sidewall tires as standard equipment. Station wagons featured Morrokide upholstery and a power tailgate window on the nine passenger model.

 

 

1970 Pontiac Catalina Production Numbers and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Catalina Series 252
252 69 4d Sedan - 6P $3,164 3,997 lbs 84,795
252 39 4d Hardtop - 6P $3,319 4,042 lbs 35,155
252 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $3,249 3,952 lbs 70,350
252 67 2d Convertible - 5P $3,604 4,027 lbs 3,686
252 46 4d Station Wagon - 9P $3,791 4,607 lbs 12,450
252 36 4d Station Wagon - 6P $3,646 4,517 lbs 16,944

Notes

  1. 193,986 Catalinas were built
  2. 579 had Synchromesh and 193,407 had Hydra-Matic
  3. 29,394 Catalina Station Wagons were built
  4. 113 had Synchromesh and 29,281 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 217.9 in 63 in 64 in Not Available
Catalina Station Wagon 122 in 220.9 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 46 = station wagon three seat
35 = station wagon two seat single action tailgate 57 = two-door hardtop (Grand Prix)
36 = station wagon two seat dual action tailgate 67 = convertible
37 = two-door hardtop (exc. Firebird, Grand Prix) 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop 87 = two-door hardtop (Firebird)
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
0 = 1970
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

1970 Pontiac Catalina Options & Accessories

Description Description
Air Conditioning Leather Trim (Grand Prix)
Automatic Level Control Rally II Wheels
Auxiliary Panel Gauges Brougham Trim (Bonneville)
Cruise Control "SJ" Group (Grand Prix)
Rear Window Defroster Turnpike Cruise Package
Tinted Windshield 3-Speed Manual Transmission
Luggage Carrier (station wagons) 3-Speed Heavy-Duty Manual Transmission
Left Remote Control Outside Mirror Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Power Brakes 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
Remote Control Deck Lid 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
Power Bucket Seat (Grand Prix) 400-cid 2-Barrel Regular Fuel V-8
AM/FM Stereo 400-cid 4-Barrel V-8
Rally Gauge Cluster w/ Tachometer (Grand Prix) 400-cid Premium Fuel V-8
Safeguard Speedometer 455-cid/360-hp V-8
Fender Skirts (Catalina) 455-cid/370-hp V-8

1970 Pontiac Catalina Engine Options

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
W7 8-350 255 355 Manual 2 BC
WE 8-400 290 428 Manual 2 BC
WG 8-455 370 500 Manual 4 BC
WX 8-400 350 445 Manual 4 BC
X7 8-350 255 355 Automatic 2 BC
XF 8-455 370 500 Automatic 4 BC
XH 8-400 350 445 Automatic 4 BC
XZ 8-400 330 430 Automatic 4 BC
YB 8-400 265 397 Automatic 2 BC
YD 8-400 290 428 Automatic 2 BC
YH 8-455 360 500 Automatic 4 BC

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.
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
DC 3-Speed (column)
DE 3-Speed
DG 3-Speed
DG 4-Speed (close-ratio)
DJ 4-Speed (wide-ratio)
DP 4-Speed (close-ratio)
DL 4-Speed (close-ratio)
R3 3-Speed
R4 3-Speed
WB 4-Speed (wide-ratio)
JE Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
JF Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
JU Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
PA Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PB Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PC Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PD Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PF Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PH Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PR Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PT Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PW Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PX Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
PY Turbo Hydra-Matic 400

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: Letter codes are on axle tube near carrier

Color - Non-Locking Color - Locking Ratio
UA VB 2.41
UC VC 2.56
UD VD 2.73
UE VE 2.93
UG VG 3.23
UH VH 3.42

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

10 - Polar White
Lucite® Code - 5040L
Dulux® Code - 5040D

48 - Pepper Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5116L
Dulux® Code - 5116D

14 - Palladium Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

50 - Sierra Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5121L
Dulux® Code - 5121D

19 - Starlight Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

53 - Coronado Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5073LH
Dulux® Code - 5073D

25 - Bermuda Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5123L
Dulux® Code - 5123D

55 - Baja Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5120L
Dulux® Code - 5120D

26 - Lucerne Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5190L
Dulux® Code - 5190D

58 - Granada Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5117L
Dulux® Code - 5117D

28 - Atoll Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5124L
Dulux® Code - 5124D

63 - Palomino Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5125L
Dulux® Code - 5125D

34 - Mint Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5119L
Dulux® Code - 5119D

67 - Castillian Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5076LH
Dulux® Code - 5076DH
43 - Keylime Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5126L
Dulux® Code - 5126D
75 - Cardinal Red
Lucite® Code - 5118LH
Dulux® Code - 5118DM
45 - Palisade Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5122L
Dulux® Code - 5122D
78 - Burgundy Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5063LH
Dulux® Code - 5063DH

47 - Verdoro Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5195L
Dulux® Code - 5195D

 
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 28-10 on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Atoll Blue Metallic and the roof area in Polar White.) General Motors paint code plate for all models is located on the "horizontal" or "vertical" surface of the shroud upper panel on the left side of the body.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

Ivory
Lucite® Code - 9715L (semi-gloss)

Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9708LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9697LH (flat)

Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9707LH (semi-gloss)

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

Dark Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9698LH (flat)

Medium Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9540L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9696L (flat)

Medium Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9716L (semi-gloss)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9711L (semi-gloss)

Dark Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9727L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9704L (flat)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9712LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9701LH (flat

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9714L (semi-gloss)

Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 9709LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9703L (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9699LH (flat)

Dark Brown
Lucite® Code - 9713L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9702L (flat)

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

Lime Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9718LH (semi-gloss)

 

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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