The ’63 Cat wasn’t a bad looker either. This particular example is the “Swiss Cheese” special that Pontiac engineers created to keep the Chief’s nose in front of heavy hitters from Ford and Mopar on the drag strips of America. The name comes from the extreme lengths they went to save weight – everything was drilled out to within an inch of its life.
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NASA also got a slice of the Catalina without hubcaps action. This is a ’63 Convertible used as a tow vehicle for the M2-F1.