1962 Pontiac Catalina

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1962
Mileage 51142
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Pontiac
Model Catalina

Catalina 1962

Title Status --
Exterior Color Cream Beige
Interior Color Black


This 1962 Pontiac Catalina takes the right cool/classic look and injects the right touches of street machine style. So no matter if you love it for being a bright white hardtop or because there\'s a big 400 V8 under the hood, you know this is an all-around attractive package.

Pontiacs of this era were out to dominate the road with the Wide Track style that made these a legend. It includes the wraparound chrome bumpers that were integrated so nicely into the sheet metal; the bright grille that came to a point to showcase the Pontiac\'s arrowhead; and the extra trim over the rear wheels to draw your attention where the power was meeting the ground. This Catalina truly owned the boulevard back in the day. It still has that presence now. The creamy white paint has a nice look and a good glow. It makes for a solid-looking classic in an overall driver-ready package. After all, those black wheels, dog dish hubcaps, and raised white letter tires give it the kind of stance that made others on the blacktop watch out.

The black interior is a nice contrast to the white interior, and later investments mean the upholstery, headliner, and other fundamentals feel quite inviting. A full-size hardtop with two wide rows of seats means this is the kind of car where family and friends can really spread out and get comfortable. It\'s a full classic package, right down to the working dome light and the AM radio that\'s there for a display. But there\'s also something more going on here. And there\'s just something about a bench seat car with a Hurst floor shifter and auxiliary gauge trio that gives it the vibe like it loves to be the quarter-mile king.

Pop the hood and see that great blue block radiating from inside the engine bay. The 400 cubic-inch V8 was larger than what the factory Catalinas were getting in \'62, and so you get a touch of the Super Duty feeling. And this one has nice features like a four-barrel carburetor and a 2.5-inch X-pipe dual exhaust. So Pontiac was GM\'s excitement division, and this one takes that to heart with a nice touch of added performance. And this strong motor combines with the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, hydroboost power brakes, and front discs to make this a smooth all-around driver.

This Catalina has the look of a quarter-mile hero, and the extra power certainly gives you that kind of tingle. But the real appeal here is how this hardtop is a fun and solid driver that uses its added power to make it feel smooth on the streets. So if you want a true cruiser with some extra attitude, you need this Pontiac. Call today!!!


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