This Marimba Red 1964 Pontiac Catalina
sat for ten years before I bought it. The previous owner passed
away about five years ago, and from what I understand he only
drove it a couple times in the five years before that. I bought
the car from his widow. The car was not running when purchased.
The odometer shows 80,000 miles and I believe that to be correct.
Original numbers matching 389 CI motor has been converted from
two barrel to four barrel using 1964 Pontiac intake. The automatic
transmission is a TH400 from a 1967 Grand Prix and a Posi rearend.
I pulled the motor, went through it and replaced all the gaskets.
While the motor was out I replaced the power steering gear box
which was leaking and worn. I also replaced the drag link &
did a front end alignment. I rebuilt the power steering pump,
replaced the fuel pump and the motor mounts.
I put in a new coil, plugs, points,condenser,
and rotor. I cleared the bad gas out of the system & replaced
with premium fuel. We noticed when we primed the carb that the
Carter four barrel was leaking gas from the gaskets. I replaced
it with a new Edelbrock 650 CFM Thunder Carb with the electric
choke. The car now fires immediately and runs.
A new 2" custom exhaust system, front to rear, with turbo
mufflers. I replaced the alternator with a one wire set up and
changed the battery. I also replaced the upper radiator hose
with OEM style.
The upholstery is in real nice shape. It has an updated AM FM
radio. The dash hasn't been cut. I have the identi-plate which
indicates the car, purchased new in Oklahoma, is a bucket seat,
column shift car with no console. Seat belts were factory installed
for the front seats. Painted the correct original colors.
It is a factory air conditioned car with some of the brackets
still installed but the compressor is missing. The car will need
the heater controls and AC repaired.
The bumpers and chrome head light & tail light surrounds
are in very good shape, as indicated by the pictures. The fender
emblems appear to have been replaced when the car was painted
and show no pitting. The car has power drum brakes.
It appears a new front clip was put on the car when it was painted
as traces of green can be seen inside the fenders. The body,
floor and frame are solid. The paint is driver quality. All the
hard to find aluminum trim is on the car, but has a few dings.
The trunk floor is solid, with a new rubber OEM style mat from
Ames, as well as the cardboard trim for both sides. There is
a new whitewall spare in the trunk that matches the tires on
the car. The tires on the car have minimal wear. The original
hubcaps are in very good shape. This car is driver quality.
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