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Cars > Challenges > “Cherry Bomb” Vs “Catalina”

 

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The_Dude

M–44
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
United States

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TravisA

M–41
Hillsboro, Oregon
United States

 

2008 Pontiac G8 GT

“Cherry Bomb”

1967 Pontiac Catalina

“Catalina”

 
Photo of: 2008 Pontiac G8
Photo of: 1967 Pontiac Catalina
 

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About “Cherry Bomb”

Last month, I got a MAJOR Union greviance settlement at work. My wife and I decided that it was time for me to get a car I really liked since she got a decent one earlier this year. We went looking for something that I would like better than my old Cavalier sedan (Notice that I never bothered to post that car!) and that would be a better fit for our two growing kids. After a series of phone calls to local dealers, we jumped in the old Cavalier and headed on down to the local Pontiac/Buick/GMC store to check out this car. It was the sales manager's demo, so if you combine that with the Labor Day sale, End-Of-Model-Year pricing, and Pontiac being a 'Lame Duck' brand, you can see why we got a great screamin' deal on this car - nearly 1/4 off sticker!

About “Catalina”

Bought this car about 4 years ago from an older gentlemen in Gresham area of Portland and have been restoring it slowly. I like that I can drive it while I work on it.

 

Specs for “Cherry Bomb”

6.0 Liter V-8
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
4-wheel Independant Suspension
4-wheel Disc Brakes

I'll get back to you with Horsepower and Torque numbers. I don't have any times yet, since I'm not going to beat on my new car that's not even fully broken in yet!

Specs for “Catalina”

All stock with a 400 engine and auto trans.

 

Factory Options for “Cherry Bomb”

Plenty, but it's all standard on the GT! All the usual stuff- Power steering/brakes/ seats/windows/locks/mirrors, Remote Start, OnStar, Blaupunkt AM/FM/XM/6-Disc CD Player, P245/45R18 Tires

Factory Options for “Catalina”

AM radio.

 

Mods for “Cherry Bomb”

Hey, I just got the car! Only thing I've done is pull the dealer's sticker off the trunk!

Mods for “Catalina”

Lowered 2" up front, to match the sagging rear springs. I removed the front coil springs and cut one full coil out.

 

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