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“1964 Grand Prix, original except engine. Original 4 speed trans,
shifter, rear end, interior and repainted original cameo ivory. Still has the original vinyl top. Best of Bill Mitchell design in my humble opinion,
but I may be biased. I love the 64 style and design. I can run all day @ 65 mph and see 3000 rpm and float down the highway old school with a big grin on my face.
Readying a 421 tri-power for it for next year. The Pontiac that keeps on giving.”
Owned by Greg in Northeast Ohio.
“This is my Black Beauty, I've had her for 11 years, got her at an auction, she gots a 389, turbo 400,
which I wanna replace with the original, Roto–Hydromatic (Slim Jim) transmission. She's from New York, I live in Arizona, she's cancer free... I love her.”
Came with Ventura trim package which was available as an interior decor option for some Catalinas.
Owned by Rojelio in Arizona
1964 Catalina 4dr hdtp
“ Bought this original off of a divorce sale and fell in love. Big body, classic ride... never go out without getting attention.
It has 90k original miles and I love to let all the glass down and listen to the engine.”
Owned by Mike in Texas
“This 64 Catalina convertible (officially named the “Convertible Coupe”) has the factory correct 389 2V engine
with an automatic transmission. Color is correct to the car Cameo Ivory with a maroon Stayfast canvas top. Correct accessory very rare 14 inch spoke wheel covers have been added.”
Owned by Bob in Texas
“This is my 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix I purchased July 2006. As you can see it looks like a giant Yellow Banana Boat... this will not be for long.
I am currently restoring the car both inside and out. Paint scheme will be GM Pearl Arrival Blue. Interior will be soft leather blue/gray. Custom interior dash from 64 Catalina with full Autometer Gauges.
Engine is a 71' 455 with Edelbrock Aluminum Heads, Comp roller cam and roller rockers with forged pistons... 2500 Hughes stall sits in Built turbo 400 with a Detroit Locker 3:55 rear end. Exhaust is piped out a 3" system with Goerlich's Xlerator mufflers.”
Owned by David in Washington
“Here is a rare beast. 1964 Catalina convertible with factory 4spd, bench seat, heavy duty clutch engine 23BC (one of 5959 for 1964) and 3.42 safety track.
It's been sitting for several years and I just picked it up this spring. I'll start the restoration after I've had a few years of fun with it.”
Owned by Ron in Ohio
64 Catalina Safari
“I stripped it down to an empty shell and started from scratch. I did everything but the seat upholstery. It took about 4 months to finish, a lot of late nites and weekends.
This car is a blast to drive. I can't drive it anywhere without people noticing.”
Owned by Val in Tacoma, Washington
1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible. Number matching car. Even the rear plastic back window is date coded correctly. Owned by John from Ohio.
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“I bought this nice Bonneville, with 37,000 miles,
in New York this year (2004).”
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Click to E-mail Owner Ulf Nagel in Sweden
I bought my first classic car last spring. A 1964 Bonneville Convertible, its got a GM400 (probably from a 70's TransAm?) with a 350 Turbo tranny.
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“I've always had a passion for old cars, and when I started driving, I wanted my first car to be a classic. I first saw this car when one of my old friends had it.
I thought it was really nice and I wanted a car just like it. When he gave it back to his dad, I went to his dad and asked if I could buy it. He offered it to me for $1500 bucks and now I can't seem to drive it enough!
It's got the original 389 in it with 68,000 original miles. Body is pretty solid with only a little rust on some of the body panels. It's a great daily driver and a fun car!”
E-mail owner, Ian in Illinois.
This pretty '64 Catalina belongs to a lucky fellow named Bob who also has a 67,000 mile '72 Grandville convertible he's working on.
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Wayne sent a photo of his twin '64 Grand Prix(s)
“One I bought new at Lloyd Pontiac in Panama City, Florida in December 1963. The other I purchased in Washington State in 1984 and fully restored it. The restored Grand Prix won two first place honors this last summer in Ohio and Tennessee shows. My original has a RAY-J Turbocharger on a 421 Super Duty engine backed by a very modified Hydramatic (Roto-375/SlimJim) tranny with external oil coolers and external filters. The other has a Stock RAM AIR III Judge Engine and turbo-400 transmission. The 421 Super Duty with the Modified Roto-Hydramatic is 4 seconds faster (11.91 ET) in a 1/4 mile and more than 20 miles per hour faster top-end. Dyno tested, the 421SD pulled out 425 bhp while the Ram Air III 400 tested at 376 bhp.”
April 18, 2008: “Just an update on the twin (Gold) Grand Prixs. Swapped engines and added Active Ram Air to my original car. Car came from factory with 421 SD (50Q) engine. 421 Swapped for a 1969 RAM AIR III 400 but still has the highly modified Roto-Hydramatic Tranny.”
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This 1964 Grand Prix was part of a collection of 64 GP's auctioned in Omaha in June of 2004. Car was manufactured in PA, but brought to San Francisco where it was driven by a SF Air Traffic Controller (the bumper sticker is still on the bumper). Car was in many POCI events. It is Bermuda Blue with Parchment vinyl top and interior. It has numerous options: electric windows, vents, seat, antenna, reverb am/fm radio, tilt wheel, AC, extra gauges, 8 lug wheels, visor mirror, reading swivel light, 2 fender mirrors.
The car had been repainted to a high standard with lacquer paint about 10 years ago and stored inside. The interior had some mismatched white vinyl and some had faded, so I re-dyed all the vinyl, fixed the passenger side seat springs and replaced the headliner damaged by cigarette smoke. It has a turbo-hydramatic instead of the slim jim; I made a new reverse light switch and indicator panel to go from PND2LR to PRND2L which looks factory. I also replaced steering box with quick ratio box which works great; drives like a late model Mercedes.389 4 bbl engine; 116,000 miles.
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'64 Grand Prix owned by Bob
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