Wide Track Cat: 1963 Pontiac Catalina Vista Four-Door Hardtop – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

In a modern world filled with dark tinted windows and high beltlines for safety, there’s something refreshing whenever we come across a large four-door Wide-Track Pontiac hardtops such as this 1963 Catalina Vista currently listed on Craigslist in Middletown, Delaware for $7,500 or best offer.  Reviewing the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller’s asking price falls between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $11,600 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $6,600. 

For 1963, Pontiac’s full-size lineup featured cleaner, squared-off body lines and vertical headlights flanking the split grille. Despite these changes, the bodies retained the same dimensions of the 1961-62 models save for the rear flanks of the new “Coke Bottle” styling.  Despite being a four-door, Pontiac offered a dizzying array of one dozen engine configurations spread across either the 389 cubic inch or the 421 cubic inch V8.  New options for 1963 included a tilt steering wheel that could be adjusted to six different positions, AM/FM radio, and cruise control.

This open and airy four-door hardtop harkens back to a time when air conditioning was a very expensive luxury option.  We love how the current caretaker features hero shots of his hardtop touring around the South Jersey and Delaware countryside.  Wide Track Pontiacs such as this Catalina are great cruisers for you and five of your friends to enjoy a nice ride out in the country.  Based on the pictures provided, this Catalina appears to be a nice driver-quality survivor that will get you positive comments anywhere you drive it.  The four-color vinyl interior still presents very nicely and the original sales documentation included is an added bonus.  About the only thing we would consider doing after purchase is freshening and detailing the engine compartment to bring it back on par with the balance of this Catalina.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This Pontiac is really a nice classic car inside and out . Low miles with a 389 . Runs and drives great. I still drive it a couple times a month for trips to a show , weekends at the shore , or just out for ice cream . Still turns people’s heads and people always come over and want to see it. I also have original bill of sale from 1963 and the original build sheet from the factory in Wilmington Delaware .Well worth the money. 

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