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Old 07-03-2004, 11:30 PM   #11
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Very hard to find a pic of a 59 Pontiac Catalina station wagon. That car was huge. It could take the entire family to Ocean City, MD for a week plus the beer for my dad!!! I wouldn't mind having that car today.

Here is a 59 Pontiac Kingswood Safari Station Wagon.
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Very hard to find a pic of a 59 Pontiac Catalina station wagon. That car was huge. It could take the entire family to Ocean City, MD for a week plus the beer for my dad!!! I wouldn't mind having that car today.

Here is a 59 Pontiac Kingswood Safari Station Wagon.
In 1959 the Bonneville had a 124" Wheelbase and was 221" in length

http://www.highwayone.com/Classified...ac/00faan.html

The Catalina usually had a little shorter Wheelbase and length. I know for a fact that the 1959 Bonneville Wagon could hold enough beer to supply Ocean City, MD for a week plus have enough left over for your dad!!!

BTW.....Only the Buick Electra 225 was longer in length. How long was it, you ask?
Well, like the name says the Buick Electra was 225" in length!!!
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Ol Timer, and 95 SLE, watch the Classic Bonneville'* part of this website, as i'll be taking a few pics of them next week when I'm at Iola, Wisconsin for the biggest Swap meet in the Midwest as well as a medium size car show that drawsa alot of pre-1900 to 1975 cars and it'* all put on by Krause Publications (Old Cars Weekly and Old Cars Price Guide, among many other magazine'* and books that they do).
I'm hoping the two 1957 Bonneville'* that were there last year are there again this year. And maybe the hybrid 1957/58 Bonneville shows up from northern Wisconsin that Will posted about a couple days ago.
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i love the wagons...
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They should bring them back, bigger than ever and duramx diesel equiped for the long freeway hauls
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Very hard to find a pic of a 59 Pontiac Catalina station wagon.
Let'* give 'em the domain name where that photo came from because that site is a real treasure: http://www.stationwagon.com

All station wagons, all the time.

As for me, I learned to drive in a 1969 Pontiac Custom * wagon, 350 2bbl. V8, 2-speed auto, Mayfair Maize color (that really light yellow shade). That was a really gorgeous wagon, with the nice Coke-bottle shape rear panels.

Saw a red 1967 Ch*vy Impala wagon for sale near here the other day... it was tempting...

As for the Magnum, the next-door neighbor came home with one last week that he was test-driving. Looks interesting on the outside, but jeez, there'* a lot of plastic on the inside. The outside was black, with mags, but the inside had lot of beige-colored plastic around the lower half of the interior, and I could see that stuff getting dirty _real_ fast in the future.

In fact it looks like the factory knew it would get dirty, too, because the demo/test-drive model he had still had clear plastic protective stick-on sheets over the interior panels, not everywhere, but where people would be coming into contact with them every day, like along the lower kick panel of the door. I'd rather have leather, or at least carpet, in places that are going to get the most wear like that.

He didn't buy the Magnum, but I think someone else snagged it a few days later.
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You are correct the site is a treasure. Lots of interesting photos. I am a child of the 60'* and back then almost all families with two or more children had a station wagon. The family van has replaced the station wagon but the SUV is making a move to replace the family van.
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