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Old 02-09-2014, 08:37 PM
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Default Pontiac Catalina 421 Super Duty

Saw this Catalina 421 Super Duty today at the Walmart parking lot. Pretty cool muscle car before the so called first muscle car the GTO. I think this is a1962. Not sure if it was original or a clone.

The 421 SD had high compression, big cam, big valves and put out over 400hp.

This one was Hurst Equipped 4 speed.

Came with wide 8 lug wheels and finned aluminum brake drums.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:58 PM
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Think that's a '61. If it was a real one I definitely wouldn't leave it unattended in a parking lot. They were raucous rides that would scare the bejezzzzus out of you! If memory serves... the '65 was the fastest production car in the world 0-60 at I believe 3.6 sec! Pretty dang fast for a big ride!!!

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:51 PM
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Yep 61
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:38 PM
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What a beautiful car! Quick also. I had a buddy that put a 428 Pontiac in a '66 Ford pickup, it was quite the sleeper. When asked what engine he would say 428 then pause and say Pontiac 428
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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There is just something about those old Pontiacs that gets my heart pumping. I have always liked them. That's a sweet one you found there.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:50 PM
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Love the car, but never did like those 8 lug wheels. Look too much like a truck wheel to me.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:25 PM
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Nice...Love the old Ponchos...Actually love all Ponchos!
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:49 PM
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Yep, A 61. Had the 389 version back in the day (1970)
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:38 PM
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That car brings back memories. Had one in high school. Really surprised a couple of Road Runners.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:34 AM
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Those 8 lug wheels may have been some of those cars where the right and left sides tightened and loosened in different directions. A nightmare for a dyslexic 16 year old grease monkey. I occasionally got some of them in the gas station I worked at as a kid and it took 3-4 busted wheel studs to realize it was one of THOSE. The station owner kept a stock of those model lugs and nuts around just for me. (People have taken care of me all my life)
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