Pontiac 1959

Catalina – new model  
Star Chief    
Bonneville    


Bonneville Vista

Engines:
Tempest 420 V-8 90o with hydraulic valve lifters with Hydra-Matic Transmission:
2-bbl, 389 cu.in., comp. 10:1, 280 h.p. (std on Catalina and Star Chief)
4-bbl, 389 cu.in., comp. 10:1, 300 h.p. (std on Bonneville, opt on Catalina and Star Chief)
3x2bbl, 398 cu.in, comp. 10.5:1, 315 h.p. (opt on all models)
2-bbl, 389 cu.in., comp. 8.6:1, 215 h.p. (opt on all models)
Tempest 420 V-8 90o with hydraulic valve lifters with Synchromesh Transmission:
2-bbl, 389 cu.in., comp. 8.6:1, 245 h.p. (std on Catalina and Star Chief)
4-bbl, 389 cu.in., comp. 8.6:1, 260 h.p. (std on Bonneville, opt on Catalina and Star Chief)
3x2bbl, 398 cu.in, comp. 10.5:1, 315 h.p. (opt on all models)

Here's the big change for '59 – a dramatic, visible, provable advance in fundamental automobile design! The wheels are moved out 5 extra inches for the widest, steadiest stance in America – better cooling for engine and brakes – lower center of gravity for better grip on the road, safer cornering, smoother ride, easier handling. And Wide-Track Wheels make possible a low, trim balanced styling no narrow-gauge car con copy! You'll discover the most beautiful roadability you've ever known – in America's Number 1 Road Car!

 

Catalina

  wb: 122 in. V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10:1
280 h.p.
V-8 90°
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10:1
300 h.p.
V-8 90°
3x2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10.5:1
315 h.p.
V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
215 h.p.
V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
245 h.p.
V-8 90°
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
260 h.p.
Sport Sedan
Sedan
Convertible Coupe
Sport Coupe
Vista
Safari
Safari
2 Dr Sedan
4 Dr Sedan
2 Dr Convertible
2 Dr Hardtop
4 Dr Hardtop
4 Dr Stn Wgn 6 Psgr
4 Dr Stn Wgn 9 Psgr
std. with
Hydra-Matic
transmission
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
transmission
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
or
Synchromesh
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
or
Synchromesh
std. with
Synchromesh
transmission
opt. with
Synchromesh
transmission


Catalina Vista


Catalina Vista


Catalina Sports Sedan


Catalina Safari


Catalina Safari 9-Passenger


Catalina Convertible Coupé


Catalina Convertible


Catalina Coupé


Catalina Sedan


Catalina Safari 6-Passenger

 

Star Chief

  wb: 124 in. V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10:1
280 h.p.
V-8 90°
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10:1
300 h.p.
V-8 90°
3x2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10.5:1
315 h.p.
V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
215 h.p.
V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
245 h.p.
V-8 90°
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
260 h.p.
Sport Sedan
Sedan
Vista
2 Dr Sedan
4 Dr Sedan
4 Dr Hardtop
std. with
Hydra-Matic
transmission
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
transmission
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
or
Synchromesh
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
or
Synchromesh
std. with
Synchromesh
transmission
opt. with
Synchromesh
transmission


Star Chief Vista


Star Chief Sedan


Star Chief Vista

 

Bonneville

  wb: 124 in.
Safari: 122 in.
V-8 90°
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10:1
300 h.p.
V-8 90°
3x2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 10.5:1
315 h.p.
V-8 90°
2-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
215 h.p.
V-8 90°
4-bbl
389 cu.in.
comp. 8.6:1
260 h.p.
Sport Coupe
Vista
Convertible Coupe
Custom Safari
2 Dr Hardtop
4 Dr Hardtop
2 Dr Convertible
4 Dr Stn Wgn
std. with
Hydra-Matic
transmission
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
or
Synchromesh
opt. with
Hydra-Matic
or
Synchromesh
std. with
Synchromesh
transmission


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Sports Coupé


Bonneville


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Custom Safari


Bonneville Custom Safari

 

Canadian models

Parisienne
Laurentian
Strato-Chief


Parisienne Sport Coupé


Parisienne Sport Coupé


Parisienne Safari


Pontiac Laurentian Vista


Laurentian Sedan


Strato-Chief Sedan


Parisienne Convertible


Parisienne Vista


Parisienne Vista


Laurentian


Laurentian Safari


Strato-Chief Safari