FEATURE: Full-Sized Pontiacs – 1961 Catalina & 1962 Grand Prix
While attending a recent Rolling Meadows cruise night, we were struck by a stunning pair of early 1960s Pontiacs, each boasting similar style and classic elegance. It’s only fitting that they would share such striking similarties; they’re within one production year of each other and are very similar models. The large and in charge convertible Catalina was the entry trim offering for buyers who wanted to forgo the classier Grand Prix, which boasted impressive performance to go with its good looks.
Both full-size examples parked at the event displayed showroom quality opalescent blue hues, highlighted by sparkling chrome brightwork, meticulously detailed engines and bays and timeless interior designs. We weren’t surprised by the high-level of quality demonstrated in each; both vehicles were restored by the same die-hard Pontiac enthusiast.
If the keys to both were in your hand, which Pontiac cruiser would you opt to drive? Let us know in the comments below.
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