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“1966 Catalina, 2 door post, 421 cu.in.(now 468cu.in.), TH-400, 3:25 posi, radio delete and red on red.
My goal with this car was to make it as quick as possible (without any power enhancers) and retaining the original stock look and presentation.
This includes original bench seat and column shift, painted steel wheels with poverty caps, cast iron exhaust manifolds, cylinder heads and intake
with a Q-jet and single snorkel pontiac air cleaner topping things off. So far it has run a 1/4 mile ET of 12.71 and I feel I will be able to drop it another couple 10th's with a little more tweaking. ”
Owned by Jeff , , in British Columbia
Posted November 17, 2010
“My brother and I partnered up and we bought this 1966 Pontiac Catalina convertible. It has a Pontiac 350 that we had rebuilt with a 4 barrel intake and Holley 650 4 barrel carb. We are having her painted and a completely reupholstered interior.
I will post another picture once we have her back together.”
Owned by Michael, , in Kentucky
Posted July 10, 2010
“1966 Pontiac Catalina convertible. Survivor quality. Original everything! 23,000 original miles.
Blue Charcoal colored with black top. AM/FM radio, 8 lugs, 389 2BBL, Turbo 400 transmission.”
Owned by Bob, , in Pennsylvania
Posted June 3, 2010
“1966 Bonneville 2 dr hdtp. Western car built in CA & brought to the midwest from OK. Rust–free.
Originally a 389 auto w/ 2.56 open rear, now a mildly built 428 with 3.08 posi and tri–power soon to come.
Driven approx 5k miles/yr through many states!”
Owned by Chris, , in Illinois
Posted March 5, 2010
“1966 Bonneville Convertible found on eBay June 2004 in Raleigh, NC. It had 85,000 Original miles with a
'72 Pontiac 400 2 Bbl & Turbo 400 Auto, both with 40,000 miles. The rest of car is original except for 1 respray
over the factory lacquer, Fontaine Blue. Restoring slowly... ”
Owned by Roy, , in North Carolina
Posted December 13, 2009
1966 Bonneville Convertible
“The car is coming from Wisconsin to Sweden in 2001 from the earlier owner. I buy the car 2004 and in the winter 2004–2005,
the car was renovated by me so now it is in good condition.”
Owned by in Sweden
Posted october 10, 2007
“Our Bonneville Brougham was imported to Sweden from California in 1998. Around 1990 it belonged in Glendale, Arizona; that is unfortunately all I know of its former history.
The car has a 421 YJ engine with Tri-Power and an extensive list of options, like Electro Cruise, AC, 6-way seat, FM radio and a lot more.”
Click to Contact Owner Ingemar in Stockholm, Sweden.
Posted March 14, 2007
“1965 – 66 full size Pontiacs have been very popular during the later years and are being imported in great numbers.
We have started Pontiac Bonneville Club of Sweden, admitting owners of all Pontiac full size cars 1957 – 1977. If anyone comes along with a 54 Bonneville he will be welcome as well!
On the club homepage www.bonnevilleclub.se you could browse the galleries.”
1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible with 389, rims and cold A/C when the heater controller works needs a dash pad.
E-mail owner George in Georgia.
“I got this car in 2004 for high school graduation. I drive it almost 1,000 miles a month, and love every minute! She's got a 389 with a Q-jet, 3-tube headers, 2.5 inch flowmaster 40's, TH-400, re-curved HEI, and a Crane Fireball 294B cam (with .500" lift!).
I love Pontiacs and encourage e-mails!”
E-mail owner Ryan in Oregon.
“This is my 1966 Pontiac Bonneville 4 door hardtop. Bought the car from the original owner 2 days before Thanksgiving 1999 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
I repainted it and put a 3" Flowmaster exhaust under it and put the Cragar S/S wheels on it. Interior is totally original. The car and I now live in South Carolina.”
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'66 Bonneville owned by Arthur
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'66 Pontiac Bonneville owned by Joe in southern California
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1966 Pontiac Catalina
“My 1966 Pontiac Catalina convertible has a 389 2 barrel carb and runs like a tank. It is a great cruiser, I take it to all of the local car shows. I love it!”
Owned by Freddy, , in Ohio
Posted February 2, 2010.
1966 Pontiac Catalina
“2 door 389/th350 auto, bench front seat, int. bronze, ext. currently red, orig. mission beige, in process of resto, emails always welcome.
I got this car when I was 14; now at 18, she deserves to be beautiful again.”
Click to Contact owner Richard in Kansas.
My 1966 Catalina 389 2 door post was rescued from an old man's junk yard after years and years of sitting outside taking all of mother nature's wrath.
This is my first car, and out of two other classic Pontiacs, I chose this one. Little did I know, there were not that many made! But the 389 will be beefed up soon enough.
I think I may choose a pearl white paint. Looking for sponsors if any out there are offering. I would love to finish this car soon.
Click to Contact owner Isaac in Texas.
“This 1966 Pontiac Catalina 2dr hardtop has been our labor of love since April 2003. After the theft and recovery of my 1983
Regal (which was basically a shell when it was recovered) Mike was scouring the used car lots looking for a replacement for
my Regal, which I wanted no part of, I knew he wasn't going to find another on as nice as mine was, even stripped at it was,
it was still in great shape.
Mike is into land yachts. Always has been, so when he found this 1966 Pontiac Catalina, he came running home telling me he
had found the perfect car to replace my Regal. Imagine my surprise when I saw this car for the first time, the Aqua and surface
rust didn't bother me, the body was sound, with expected rust at the back of each fender well, and the chrome on the car was
beautiful. Still for me it was a land yacht, so I told my husband if he wanted the car, buy it, do anything he wanted to it
and he had 100% of my support, in return, he would eventually replace the stolen items in my Regal. Following him home that
day I realized just what wide tracking Pontiacs were all about, this car certainly filled up it's lane!!!
While we have kept the classic lines of this car in mind, Mike set about making it the custom the car is today.
Lowered, shaved door handles and insignias, but keeping the chrome spear down the side of the car, adding custom bullets
to the wheels and grill, removing the back up lites and extending the exhaust pipes thru those holes, and primering the car.
We now call the car Kool Kat. One day it will be painted, the color is still not confirmed to this day, so it remains
primer. Mike changes his mind on the color about as often as he changes his socks, so I have given up getting excited about
the colors he has been considering. LOL
Everywhere we go this car gets tons of attention. Since that first year we bought it, the car has gotten many awards from
the car shows we have entered, he averages at least one of season, if not more. The original 389 had a cracked block, so we
had to find a new motor, which is a 76 Catalina 400 that has been totally rebuilt, and painted the same color as the original
389, then the brake system was replaced with all new parts. We still have to have the interior replaced, Mike is going to
put in white vinyl roll and tuck seats, change the dash pad to white, as well as the headliner, but keep the pestine dash
as is, including the matching radio and AC/Heater controls. The new sound system controls will be put in the glove box.
We haven't decided on the color of the carpet yet, we want to match the carpeting to the color of the car, which remains
While the car is considered a custom, we have been carefull to keep the basic style of the car intact.
We hope you like the things that Mike has done to make our Catalina the Kool Kat it is.
Comments: The newly rebuilt 76 400 motor has a Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, the distributor was changed to an HEI,
and an Edelbrock 4bbl. carb was added, believe it or not, this has increased the gas milage 25%. The brake system
is all new from the Master cylinder to the brake drums, everything in between has been replaced with new parts.”
Click to Contact owners, Carrie and Mike, in Kansas.
“1966 Catalina. Original 389. New Interior. A/C runs Cold Cold. Quality sound system mounted under dash sounds great in the huge interior. This girl can out cruise anything and will drop jaws on command. Hurricane Katrina survivor car. No flood damage just some bad spots where a garage fell on her.”
Click to Contact owner, Robert, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
'66 Catalina 2 door hardtop owned by Steve in Seattle.
“I purchased it from a close friend in 2003. It has a 389 and a th400 transmission. I have many questions regarding restoration and urge emails from full size enthusiasts.”
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“This is my 66 Catalina. I just got it New Years Day 2005 for a whopping $350! Tons of parts are on the way from interior to suspension to drive train. I'm building this one w/ my daughter, Marki. She fell in love at first sight.”
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“Bought my 66 Catalina Safari in Colorado. Shipped it to Belgium in 1997 and did a complete resto.
In 2003 I put some Torq Thrusts on (17X7).”
“66 Grand Prix - originally from Idaho, brought to Canada in 2002, new paint, all leather interior done as original, new wheels 2005, new 389 motor, CD sound system added to glove box.
An incredible car.”
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“1966 Pontiac Grand Prix original except for paint which was done in 1997 and exhaust stock to flow masters. 389 4 barrel between 325 and 333 HP, has Cragar rims. Rides great; fun car for cruising and road trips; won several trophies: One 1st place and several 3rd place in Long Island Car shows NY from Nov 03 thru Nov 04.”
Click to Contact owner Lee
“'66 Pontiac Grand Prix, white on white, original Ca. black plate,
PS, PB, at/console,389 w/ Carter 4brrl loves the open road.”
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'66 Grand Prix, Martinique Gold.
California car; now lives in Texas.
“All original, ps, pb, pw, at/console, 389/325hp
beautiful, great driver.”
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This '66 2+2 calls Missouri home. A ground-up restoration was finished in the fall of 2002. It sports a 421 tri-power with automatic and 3.08 limited slip differential.
Click to Contact owner, Dean
“Originally a Texas car, this '66 2+2 now resides in Massachusetts. Under the hood is a 421 with automatic transmission.”
Click to Contact owner Steve
“Update: now powered by a 350chev
the old 283 gave up the ghost.”
“283v8 3 stage cool old cruiser with ghost flames”
“1966 right hand drive Laurentian delivered new 66.
Same little mouse283 still powers her along.
Still drives like new; over 200,000 miles. still going strong.
Nice new paint and ghost flames keeps the heads turning.”
E-mail owner Ron in New Zealand.
“I live in New Zealand and currently own a 66 Laurentian, Canadian made to be right hand drive for NZ. It has got a 454 and TH400, stock 12 bolt diff, electric bucket seats out of a Mitsubishi Diamante. Most people in NZ that are into American sedans have Impalas but I decided to be different.”
Click to Contact owner Shaun
“66 Parisienne lowrider 2dr ht, 350/350 turbo auto, factory tilt and power windows, black interior, purple epoxy primer exterior. Hubcaps are from 65 GTO.”
Click to Contact owner Brian (Dino) in British Columbia, Canada
1966 Pontiac Star Chief Executive 4-door sedan. New paint in July (2009), original color, Martinique Bronze, code TT.
metal patches to replace bondo in fenders and quarters. Now 129k.
Update submitted in December, 2009 by owner Tim, , in Massachusetts.
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“1966 Strato Chief, all original except the wheels. It has the 250 engine, with a 2 speed transmission. Only 67,000 miles. Says owner Dan of Toronto, Canada: “Very nice and clean car, moves right along! Licence plate reads 'Nice 66' ”.
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“Found 2 door post, identical to my friend's car, from 1966-67. He ordered a new 66 Strato Chief 2 door 396 4 speed...
my new toy is 66 Strato Chief 427. SAME COLOR!!!!!”
Click To Contact owner Carl in Ontario, Canada
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