Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
The Atlanta Showroom is offering this 1967 Pontiac Catalina 2+2. For 1967, Catalinas and other full-sized Pontiacs received a heavy facelifting of the 65 bodyshell with more rounded wasp-waisted body contours and fuller fastback rooflines, along with concealed windshield wipers - an industry first. Replacing the 389 and 421 V8s of previous years were new 400 and 428 cubic-inch V8s with bigger valves and a valve angle change built off the same Pontiac V8 design in use since 1955. The valve angle change was so bigger valves and larger ports could be used. The standard Catalina engine was a two-barrel unit rated at 265 horsepower with three-speed manual transmission or 290 horsepower with Turbo Hydramatic. The 265 horsepower engine was available as a no-cost option with the Turbo Hydramatic and differed from the standard 290 horsepower unit by using regular gas as opposed to premium fuel. Optional engines included a four-barrel 400 rated at 325 horsepower, a four-barrel 428 rated at 360 horsepower or the four-barrel 428 HO rated at 376 horsepower. Front disc brakes and a stereo eight-track tape player were new additions to the option list. The 2+2 was offered for the last time in 1967 in both hardtop coupe and convertible. The 360-horsepower 428 was standard and the 428 HO was optional. This model was dropped due to low sales since its 1964 introduction as performance car buyers overwhelmingly preferred smaller and lighter intermediates such as Pontiacs own GTO and the new Firebird ponycar, which was introduced for 1967. A 1967 Pontiac Catalina convertible was featured in the Red Hot Chili Peppers music video for Scar Tissue. Safety came to the fore in 1967, and the Catalina featured all the new US Government-mandated safety equipment including an energy-absorbing steering column, safety steering wheel, dual-circuit hydraulic brake system, and soft interior parts. Options include: am/fm Radio, radial tires, heat, hub caps, power steering, vinyl interior, seat belts. To view the car in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833.