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#35955 of 37025 Re: Land yacht> [imidazol97]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:28 am)
That's the "Tri-Power" badge. Here's a closeup.
BTW, I found that Hemmings article, and it does indeed say the car is a Catalina built in Canada, with Bonneville side trim. GM wasn't building cars in Canada for the US market that early on, were they?
There was a trim package for the Catalina called "Ventura" that dressed it up pretty nicely. However, I don't know if it was just the Bonneville trim thrown on, or not.
#35956 of 37025 Re: Land yacht> [andre1969]
Feb 17, 2013 (9:11 am)
The car is Canadian-made but not apparently for the Canadian market which accounts for the 389 under the hood and the regular Pontiac chassis. It's never been clear to me why GM went to all the trouble of re-engineering the car to use the Chevy chassis/running gear for the relatively small Canadian Market but Pontiacs were hugely popular Up North.
The emblem to the rear of the front fender is probably for the motor, I'd love to see a close-up myself.
More pix, info are at Hemmings Motor News.
#35960 of 37025 1959 seat differences?
Feb 17, 2013 (10:55 am)
Note the Canadian seats weren't restored or were the same originally as the US model...
#35961 of 37025 Re: Sorry I still can't get my pictures to post directly. [magnette]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 17, 2013 (11:23 am)
(I wonder if you left a gap/space between the jpg and the "? And some older? Mac UK keyboards let you type the # sign by typing option-3. Or you can copy/paste the symbols. But I digress. ).
#35962 of 37025 Re: Land yacht> [imidazol97]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 17, 2013 (11:16 am)
somebody---let us know what it sells for this weekend. Gorgeous car! I wonder if the customizations will hurt the price or not.
#35963 of 37025 Re: Sorry I still can't get my pictures to post directly. [steve_]
Feb 17, 2013 (11:28 am)
Thanks - I'll persevere. It wasn't until I put this picture on my computer that I noticed the dummy passenger.
#35964 of 37025 Re: Sorry I still can't get my pictures to post directly. [steve_]
Feb 17, 2013 (11:44 am)
That's a Zundapp Janus 750 ca. 1956 made by a German motorcycle mfr. 750cc is a lot of motor for a little skate, more than an Isetta or a Fiat 500.