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April 17, 2019

By: Jonathan


Daily Driver Or Dragster?

This blast from the past is a 1960 Pontiac Catalina drag racer and is one truly wild sight. On the outside it has the markings of dragsters as we know them, i.e. sponsors, but the car’s design lacks any aero/design modifications that we see today. Additionally, the interior looks way more suited for a Sunday drive with the family than a quarter-mile pass.

Listed for sale on Bring a Trailer, this car is said to have spent its racing career in the northeast competing in New York and New Jersey, winning in both states throughout its decade long career. Driven by John Eleazer from 1960-1971 he would claim victories at Raceway Park and Dover Drag Strip in Jersey and New York, respectively. It’s a safe bet that John was last to compete in the car as it still retains his name and the garage which his brother owned at the time.

Powering the ’60 Catalina down the strip is a 389cu.-in. V8 bored .030″ over. Additionally, the car features: 4-speed Hydramatic transmission, Mallory ignition components and dual quad carburetors. Being sold for drag use or collections only, the sale of the car will also include spare parts and drag racing literature from back in the day. The current bid is $2,851 with two days remaining, a relatively low price as these days you could probably sell the painted metal as “art” for that much.

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