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Old 29th August 2007, 20:38   #346
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Chauhan, (if i may address you as above) the Catalina always came with twin barell or four barell carbs. The one in the pic does not look like any of those. Looks like an engine swap job. The sad part is that he'll probably still manage to find some new entrant who will pay some ridiculous price for it....!! This car most definitely had a V-8 and never came with straight six.
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Here are some pics of what a 59 Catalina's V-8 engine should look like





Caveat Emptor prospective buyers of this particular 59 Catalina. somethings fishy. Not dal mein kala, yahan to puri ki puri dal hi kali hai
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oh trust me bhai and vintageman there is no shortage of people with the money and willingness to spend without studying what the car is. they just wan to buy attitude pay a ridiculas amount and people like us suffer for it. am sure this car would find one such home for itself.
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Is this catalina a RHD, in that case a straight 6 is possible!! the Americans did make RHD versions with 6 inline even till '63. My Impala is an Australian market version with a straight 6.
Yes and to what speedy says, well people do have the money to spend/waste on something they desire and so they pay a fancy price, why should there be a protective attitude by a handful of enthusiats? its a free market.
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Is this catalina a RHD, in that case a straight 6 is possible!! the Americans did make RHD versions with 6 inline even till '63. My Impala is an Australian market version with a straight 6.
Yes and to what speedy says, well people do have the money to spend/waste on something they desire and so they pay a fancy price, why should there be a protective attitude by a handful of enthusiats? its a free market.
the catalina is a right hand drive uncle. i do agree that it is a free market and the protective attitude of a handful of enthusiasts cant hold back the sales of these cars to people with less concern for the cars.
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The only way I know to contact him, is go to Public gardens, Hyderabad, ask for Asif Khan, used car dealer. He showed them to me.

in public gardens? or is his office near public gardens? is he a thin lean person in the age of 50's wearin specs?
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Old 30th August 2007, 23:20   #352
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I agree with Scooby 05 , let the market decide where the cars go . As regards the Catalina it was always an 8 cylinder car in the late fifties and early sixties.
The information I put on the forum was there to warn fellow team BHPians of the shortcomings of the car , here is another vintage I decided to forego


A 1933 Dodge Brothers - with double sidemounts . The freewheeling mechanism is missing.

The car has taken the Kanpur - Lucknow - Jaipur route.
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Is this catalina a RHD, in that case a straight 6 is possible!! the Americans did make RHD versions with 6 inline even till '63. My Impala is an Australian market version with a straight 6.
Yes and to what speedy says, well people do have the money to spend/waste on something they desire and so they pay a fancy price, why should there be a protective attitude by a handful of enthusiats? its a free market.
Scooby, the Impala always came as a six cylinder even in the American model. My family had owned both Impalas, a six cyl RHD as well as a six cyl LHD but in the case of the Catalina, there is no recorded evidence (at least to my limited knowledge) which says that it came in the 6-cyl engine till 1977. Hence the skepticism on its engine.
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was the dodge brothers a limosine(7 seater)?. i had restored a 1936 dodge brothers limosine for an uncle of mine. the car looks like it was in bad shape. so the car is in jaipur or it has moved further on to some other city?
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In 1977, Pontiac and other GM divisions downsized their full-sized cars in an effort to lighten weight and improve gas mileage. The Catalina continued as Pontiac's entry-level full-size automobile with a Buick-built 231 cubic-inch V6 now standard in sedans and coupes (Safari wagons came standard with V8 power) and optional V8s of 301 in³, 350 in³ and 400 in³ displacements, each Pontiac-built engines and offered in all states except California. The Pontiac 350 was offered in 1977, but replaced by Buick and Olds 350 V8s from 1978 to 1980; and the Pontiac 400, offered through 1978, was replaced by an Oldsmobile 403 V8 in 1979 only. An Olds-built 350 Diesel V8 was optional for 1980 and 1981, along with another cut-down Pontiac V8 of 265 in3.


With the downsized 1977 model, the Catalina Safari got a new two-way tailgate that could be opened to the side as a door or lowered as a tailgate which replaced the more complicated 1971-76 clamshell tailgate design. The wagons also shared the same full-coil spring suspension as their sedan counterparts, rather than the multi-leaf springs found on 1971-76 Safaris.


As Pontiac V8s were completely blackballed from the State of California beginning in 1977 due to the inability to meet the Golden State's more stringent emission control standards, Catalinas (and Bonnevilles) sold in California were equipped with engines from other GM divisions through 1981. Those included the Buick 231 V6 and an assortment of V8s including the Chevrolet 305, Oldsmobile 307, Buick and Olds 350s, and Olds 403 V8.


The Catalina was discontinued after the 1981 model year along with the more luxurious Bonneville as Pontiac sought to abandon the full-sized car market as part of GM's continued downsizing program. The 1982 Bonneville was introduced as a mid-size car. When production of the Catalina nameplate ended in 1981, over 3.8 million Catalinas had been sold since 1959.



Link:Pontiac Catalina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Hi Gogi ,

The car behind the Topolino is a Jaguar 1 1/2 Litre , attached photos of the Jaguar restoration :

The car when I saw it in 2001 had been garaged since 1972 , the garage entrance had been turned into a garbage dump with trees obstructing the entrance of the garage

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I Hope the number of photographs is not excessive :
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And some more photographs of the Jaguar Restoration :














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Comments on shortcomings welcome , I count 3 in the photos posted.
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Comments on shortcomings welcome , I count 3 in the photos posted.
Mr Chauhan I am speechless. I can't find any shortcomings and even if I could, I wouldn't mention it. Your work is just fantastic...fabulous...astounding!
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