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Old 05-27-2014, 01:33 PM   #61
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Nah, he's not cheap...unfortunately this area is pretty high-priced, and there aren't many people around here who will mess with something this old anymore. In retrospect, I probably would have been better off having it shipped off somewhere. But, what's done is done. And if nothing else, it gives me some justification to keep on w*rking
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #62
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Andre; I had a 1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4 door when I was about 20 years old. It was a white monster and was very plush inside with the three? tone leather (vinyl?). That Catalina is of the same lineage. I'd love to see a few more pictures of it.
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Those '59 Bonnevilles were nice! And some of them did have leather trim in the interiors. Here's a fairly recent pic of my '67 Catalina:

The wheels are not period correct, as I don't think the Pontiac Rally II wheel came out until 1968. And I don't think you could get it on a full-sized car until 1969. But this car originally had 14" rims, and kept throwing hubcaps. I got tired of chasing them down, and wanted a beefier wheel/tire, so I upgraded a few years ago.

Here's an older pic of it, with the original wheels/hubcaps. This was taken in 2006, right after I had my garage built...and when I really could get 4 cars in it, before I cluttered it up.
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Very nice Catalina. I wish I owned it.

Here is (not mine anymore) pics of the 59 Bonneville interior I had and the whole car:



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Here's a link to the website of a Mercedes restoration specialist I know. Try to avoid drooling on your keyboard as you page through his photo gallery. Photo Galleries | Brooklyn Motoren Werke, Inc.
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