1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari station wagon Max Grundy Concept Wagon magazine car

1959 Pontiac Catalina

Make: Pontiac
Model: Catalina
Trim: Custom
Year: 1959
Mileage: 3,618
VIN: 159c21695
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Riverside, California, United States
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Max Grundy is my business partner and this car is located in Riverside CA. I will be able to contact Max and answer any questions that potential buyers may have. Max is the 4th owner. Only 3. 00 miles on complete rebuild. SUSPENSION -Stock 1959 gm rebuilt and fitted with 4-corners Firestone air bag system. Accuair manifold. -Front disk brake conversion kit from master power brakes. -Custom prototype wheels by american racing. Designed by Max Grundy. Chromed aluminum DRIVETRAIN -Stock motor 389 Pontiac. Rebuilt and fitted with MSD ATOMIC fuel injection kit. Bored to. and fitted with competition camshaft. -MSD high performance alternator. -Stock radiator rebuilt to 4 core by US Radiator. -All new wiring by painless wiring. -Custom built driveshaft. -Rear end is stock 1959 Pontiac (bulletproof). Gears perfect condition. -Rear drum brakes perfect excellent condition -Custom exhaust system with cherry bomb mufflers. -Wide whitewall radials only 3. 00 miles. BODYWORKk -Entire car stripped to bare metal before re-paint. Very straight car. Only 4 small rust spots discovered below paint when stripped down. -Car painted with house of kolor products. Custom color mixed to vintage blue/gray and cream unique two tone paint job. Slight amount of pearl effect added. -All stock badges and emblems have been smoothed or shaved completely. Tail fin welded and smoothed to body panel. -Dynamat insulator/sound deadener used throughout the entire floor and walls. -All bare metal painyed and protected on interior bodywork -All door mechanisms rebuilt and work great. -All restored chrome. stainless. and aluminum exterior trim pieces. INTERIOR -Custom asymmetrical interior out of heavy duty vinyl. Blue. cream and mustard. upholstery scheme. -Custom made walnut wood bed kit in backs of seats ( entire back folds down flat into wood). -Custom JL sound system. 5 speaker amplifier and subwoofer. -Custom dash shaved and smoothed. -Custom A/C and heater system by vintage air. -12 volt electrical system. -Fully restored gauges -Aftermarket hornBest of Show Award Winner Viva Las Vegas 2014Car Kulture Deluxe Sept 2014 Feature CarSEMA Feature car 2013 & 2014KUSTOM Magazine November 2014 Feature CarThis is a rather rare car. There were just over 14. 00 of these Safari 9-passenger station wagon manufactured. For those not familiar with Max Grundy - he has designed and worked on custom cars for the past 22 years. - Recently won BEST OF SHOW honors at Viva Las Vegas car show with 1959 Pontiac Wagon. - Have designed "Max Grundy" wheel line with American Racing. - Designed artwork for Disneyland "Carsland". Currently working on more art for Disney to be displayed in the park 2015 “Wonderground” Gallery. - Designed artwork for entire SEMA show 2013. and 2014 - Contributing designer for SEMA GARAGE. Visual look and usability of building. - Contributing designer for SEMA 2014 printed ad campaign. - Hundreds of art showings around the world in galleries and renowned car shows exhibiting my automotive art. - Hundreds of published articles (art and cars) in national and international magazines. - Completed artwork for many well known bands including: Papa Roach. Reverend Horton Heat. Black Label Society. Wayne the Train HancockSHIPPING Shipping within 100 miles of Riverside CA can be arranged. Buyer is responsible for shipping any distance over 100 miles. $1000 non refundable paypal deposit due within 24 hours of winning purchase. Wire transfer or cash are acceptable payment methods. We reserve the right to end this auction early. 1. Why does it sit so low? Does it have hydraulic/air suspension? If so. does it have a leak/problem?:Car has a full air ride suspension. Its meant to be raised and lifted at the touch of a button to sit low on display at car shows etc. Also the air ride suspension is a far superior ride quality for comfort. 2. The color panel in the rear seat back is on the wrong side? Since the color panel on the front seat back is on the left side of the car. shouldn't the panel in the back seat be on the right side?:On the seat panel we were not trying to reproduce the factory upholstery job. We only wanted to look at the original for inspiration. The entire car is meant to be a custom car so I took some liberties in the design. I intentionally wanted the upholstery design to be asymetrical. The original design also wasnt stitched in three colors and paterns but I thought it would make a great design. 3. Does the carpet have the silver threads woven into it like the original carpet did?:No silver thread on the carpet. Although I do like the original carpet I wanted the floor to "disappear". I felt like the silver threads tend to make the passenger notice the carpet too much. 4. Do you have any pictures of the dash? How are the add-on air conditioner control installed? Like the factory original "slide buttons". or just some switches bolted to the bottom of the dash?The controls are switches bolted into the design of the dash to match. Im attaching an additional picture of the dash to show the A/C controls. With the Vintage Air system there were new custom controls to be added and the original slide controls would not work. The slide controls have been removed and a metal panel fabricated to the shape of the dash. Welded in and body worked to fit seamlessly. The Vintage Air controls fit into the original chrome scheme seamlessly. 5. Do you have any pictures of the bottom of the car?:I dont currently have any pics under the car. Although im happy to try and get some if you like. Everything is extremely clean and painted black. 6. Does the car have the factory spare tire mount? If so. where is it? Under the floor? On the side? Under the car?:Yes it does have a hide-away panel for the spare tire. In the back of the wagon there is a hidden compartment that opens and the spare fits vertically in that pocket. I currently hide my tools and jack in that compartment