You can bust my chops all you want but I see this car and I see potential for something really, really fun. For starters the car is absolutely immaculate and has to be the finest 1977 Pontiac Catalina Safari Wagon in the world. It is 43,000 original miles, the hubcaps are all intact, the paint is perfect, it looks like no one has ever sat in it or so much as placed a grocery bag in the back. In short, this is a big brown time capsule and I love it. Oh, it is also powered by a real 400ci Pontiac engine, not a corporate mill which makes it cooler as well. By ’77 the 400 was not making the big power it did in the 1960s but it was a few parts away from being back into fighting form. It looks like someone drove this car off of a move set and then just parked it in heated and climate controlled surroundings for the past 40 ears.
Throw rocks at me if you will, but I would have this car back halved and full pro street style build would follow. Huge rear tires, a Lenco transmission and a full on, custom built Pontiac engine that may not have any actual Pontiac parts in it but the thing would make power for days. Turbos would be cool because you’d be able to leave the massive hood closed but there’s something about a huge blower climbing through the hood and a clutch pedal in a big car that I cannot overcome.
The eBay ad has the full story on the car and the fact that this is a legit two owner survivor car from 1977. We honestly didn’t know that these cars looked so handsome new. The only ones we were have left in my part of the world are horribly rusted and more Earth than car.
Someone buy this wagon and do something fun with it please??!
Such a nice car. I’d of thought A/C would have been standard by 1977. I know in 1971 an automatic transmission was still optional. I’m guessing there weren’t a lot of three on the tree Bonnevilles in 1971.
heat up the 400 with some go fast parts, detail underhood and toss on A/C add some Pontiac ralley wheels and trim tings, some BFG RWL tires a dual exhaust system…and a nice sound system and cruise the ever loving poo out of it…..
Brian: I started off thinking you had finally lost it, dreaming up build plans for such a tank, but I did some recon, and the shocking news is this land yacht of a long roof is actual SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS LIGHTER than a late model Challenger:):)
I like longroofs, it was the weight thing that had me concerned, but hey, why not, even with a BBC swap (or a BBP for that matter), it will still be lighter than a Challenger:)
bet that car would make a great Stock Eliminator car
Notice how they have the air cleaner lid flipped so you can hear the secondaries open up. Just like I did in high school. LOL
If it would have had electric windows and AC, it would be mine now. What an awesome dog wagon!