1975 Pontiac Catalina Safari

Started on Aug. 14, 2013, 9:18 a.m.

We can’t have a sports car for everything, can we? Sometimes a wagon just makes sense. Plus it’s an inexpensive way to enjoy the hobby.

1975 Pontiac Catalina Safari

Specs

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Body type:Wagon
Country of origin:United States
Purchase price:>$3600
Displacement:6600cc
Stock horsepower:185 bhp
Torque:310 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:V-8
Transmission:3-speed automatic
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:double wishbone (front)
live axle (rear)
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:None in.
Curb weight:5120 lbs.
Wheelbase:None in.
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Latest Project Updates

May 12, 2014

Wagon Konis

May 12, 2014

Koni shocks for our Safari wagon? Yep.

Mar 17, 2014

Alignment Time for the Wagon

Mar 17, 2014

Our Safari wagon spent some time on the alignment rack.

Jan 23, 2014

Sometimes Old Cars Break

Jan 23, 2014

Another coolant issue for our Safari wagon.

Dec 10, 2013

Cruising, an American Tradition

Dec 10, 2013

Enjoying the Daytona Turkey Run in our Safari.

Dec 6, 2013

Rear Window Repair: 81 Cents

Dec 6, 2013

We fixed our Safari’s rear window with some inexpensive poly tubing.

Dec 3, 2013

Fresh Tires for the Wagon

Dec 3, 2013

New whitewalls for the Safari.

Nov 12, 2013

Getting Authenticated

Nov 12, 2013

Our 1975 Pontiac wagon now sports a 1975 Florida license plate.

Oct 16, 2013

Feeling Fuelish?

Oct 16, 2013

Tracking our Safari’s fuel economy.

Oct 8, 2013

Remembering Why We Play With Classics

Oct 8, 2013

Making every trip a memory.

Sep 23, 2013

Removing the Rattles

Sep 23, 2013

Silencing our Safari for just $5.99.

Sep 18, 2013

Poverty Caps

Sep 18, 2013

Hubcaps? Yes, hubcaps for our Safari wagon.

Sep 12, 2013

Archeological Digging

Sep 12, 2013

Our Safari’s build sheet showed up unexpectedly.

Sep 10, 2013

Safari Service

Sep 10, 2013

Our Safari wagon gets a clean bill of health.

Sep 3, 2013

Pontiacs, Porsches and Planes

Sep 3, 2013

Taking our Safari to a Porsche event.

Aug 23, 2013

Replacing the Radiator

Aug 23, 2013

Bummer, our Safari sprung a leak.

Aug 19, 2013

Charge it Up

Aug 19, 2013

Our Pontiac wagon needed an alternator straight away.

Aug 14, 2013

A Wagon for Wagon Duties

Aug 14, 2013

Sometimes you just want something that can haul and cruise comfortably.

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1975 Pontiac Catalina Safari Specs

Body type:Wagon
Country of origin:United States
Purchase price:$3600
Displacement:6600cc
Stock horsepower:185 bhp
Torque:310 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:V-8
Transmission:3-speed automatic
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:double wishbone (front)
live axle (rear)
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:None in.
Curb weight:5120 lbs.
Wheelbase:None in.
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