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52 Catalina – Marsh

This 52 Catalina is owned by Dan Marsh.

52 Catalina - Marsh

Dan purchased this Pontiac(Model # 2537 SD) in January 2014 from an Early Times Chapter member in Wyoming. He had owned the car since 1991. With the car came the original keys with Chief Pontiac on the head of each key and the original leather key fob with the original dealers name and location in Junction City, Oregon. The car has 75,000 miles on it currently. The straight eight engine as near as he can tell is original to the car. It is equipped with a Hydramatic transmission, which he just had totally rebuilt here in Oklahoma City. The previous owner also had the leather upholstery redone. The chrome on this car has also been redone or replaced with NOS at some time in the past. Current issues I am tackling include figuring out why the new starter solenoid has not cured the starting issue I have with the car. It also has a miss at certain speeds and I am starting to investigate that as well. Like many who collect Pontiac’s, I grew up with them. My father owned several through the years, including a 49, 52, 55 and 62. Dan enjoys talking to fellow Pontiac owners and realize there is a lot to learn about these cars from fellow owners.