BaT Auction: 1968 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

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This 1968 Pontiac Catalina was acquired by the seller 24 years ago out of Tucson, Arizona. It was then brought to California where it has remained since. Power comes from a 400ci V8 mated to a TH400 automatic transmission, and work conducted under previous ownership in the 1990s reportedly included a repaint in white, a reupholstered two-tone interior, and a top-end engine rebuild. The seller notes that he has kept up with periodic maintenance when required, and this Catalina Convertible is now offered with a clean California title in the seller’s name.

Changes for the 1968 model year included a split front grille, along with revised horizontal taillights. This example was originally burgundy according to the seller, and repainted in white under previous ownership. The color-matched cloth convertible top is shown up-close in various gallery photos.

BaT Auction: 1968 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

The 15″ Rallye II wheels are fitted with white wall tires and a pair of removable color-matched fender-skirts are installed.

BaT Auction: 1968 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

The seating surfaces were reupholstered in two-tone black/white under previous ownership and are fitted with lap belts up front. Interior components include a push-button AM radio, wood dashboard accents, a three-spoke Pontiac-branded steering wheel, and a 120 mph horizontal speedometer flanked by gas and battery gauges. The seller notes that the wipers and blinkers function intermittently, and window trim is becoming brittle.

BaT Auction: 1968 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

The odometer currently displays just under 55k miles, about 19k of which have been added by the seller over the last 24 years.

BaT Auction: 1968 Pontiac Catalina Convertible

The 400ci V8 is equipped with a 2-barrel carburetor and sends power to the rear wheels through a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission.

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