Classic Car Catalogue


Pontiac 1961

Tempest – new model  
Star Chief    
Catalina    
Bonneville    
Ventura – discontinued  

USA

IT'S ALL Pontiac!
ON A NEW WIDE-TRACK!

New track-to-body proportion!
The track is the width between the wheels. Pontiac '61 is the only Wide-Track car. And now that we've trimmed body width, more weight is balanced directly between the wheels. You ride with greater poise, maneuver with firmer control.
More room, more comfort inside! America's favorite road car is roomier for '61. Headroom, rear legroom, and footroom have been increased on many models. Seats are higher, yet there's more clearonce under the steering wheel. Doors are wider, swing open farther with no jutting barriers to bump as you get in and out. It's all designed to let you enjoy more fully the untiring roadwork this car is built for.
Powered by the new, fuel-saving Trophy V-8 Engine! We've improved on the engine the experts said was perfect. New fuel induction system gives this new free-breathing engine more air, makes gas go further. Eleven versions to select from. Horsepower ranges from 215 to 348. For best economy, specify the Trophy Economy V-8. Its lower compression ratio lets you use regular gas. Add it all up ... it's the new Wide-Track way to travel. Only Pontiac has it! Try it!
'61 Pontiac-THE ONLY WIDE TRACK CAR
 


Tempest to nowy kompakt serii A-body General Motors zaprezentowany wspólnie z Buickiem Skylark i Oldsmobilem F-85.

 

Engines:
Trophy Economy Special 2-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 8.6:1, 230 h.p.) (all models – Hydra-Matic)
Trophy 2-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 8.6:1, 215 h.p.) (Catalina, Ventura, Star Chief)
Trophy 2-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 10.25:1, 267 h.p.) (Catalina, Ventura)
Trophy 2-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 10.25:1, 283 h.p.) (Star Chief)
Trophy 2-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 10.25:1, 303 h.p.) Bonneville, Star Chief)
Trophy 4-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 8.6:1, 235 h.p.) (Catalina, Ventura, Star Chief – manual, Bonneville – Hydra-Matic)
Trophy 4-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 10.25:1, 287 h.p.) (Catalina, Ventura – Hydra-Matic)
Trophy Tri-Power 3x2-BBL (V8 cyl., comp. 10.75:1, 318 h.p.) (all models)
333 h.p. and 348 h.p. engines available on special order.


Catalina Safari and Tempest Sedan

 

Tempest

  wb: 112 in.        
  4 Door Sedan        
  2 Door Hardtop        
  4 Door Stn Wgn        
Custom 4 Door Sedan        
Custom 2 Door Hardtop        
Custom 4 Door Stn Wgn        

 

 

Catalina

  wb: 119 in. 2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
215 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
230 h.p.
4-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
235 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
267 h.p.
4-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
287 h.p.
3x2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.75:1
318 h.p.
Sedan 4 Door Sedan   with
Hydra-
Matic
with
manual
  with
Hydra-
Matic
333 h.p.
and
348 h.p.
available on
special order
Sport Sedan 2 Door Sedan
Sports Coupé 2 Door Hardtop
Convertible Coupé 2 Door Convertible
Safari 4 Door Stn Wgn 6 Psgr
Safari 4 Door Stn Wgn 9 Psgr

 


Catalina Vista


Catalina Convertible Coupé


Catalina Sedan


Catalina Safari 6 Passenger


Catalina Vista


Catalina Sports Coupé


Catalina Sports Sedan


Catalina Safari 9 Passenger

 

Ventura

  wb: 119 in. 2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
215 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
230 h.p.
4-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
235 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
267 h.p.
4-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
287 h.p.
3x2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.75:1
318 h.p.
  2 Door Hardtop   with
Hydra-
Matic
with
manual
  with
Hydra-
Matic
333 h.p.
and
348 h.p.
available on
special order
Vista 4 Door Hardtop
   
   

 

 

Star Chief

  wb: 123 in. 2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
215 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
230 h.p.
4-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
235 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
283 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
303 h.p.
3x2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.75:1
318 h.p.
Sedan 4 Door Sedan   with
Hydra-
Matic
with
manual
    333 h.p.
and
348 h.p.
available on
special order
Vista 4 Door Hardtop
   
   

 


Star Chief Vista


Star Chief


Star Chief Sedan

 

Bonneville

    wb: 2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
230 h.p.
4-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
8.6:1
235 h.p.
2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.25:1
303 h.p.
3x2-BBL
V8 cyl.
comp.
10.75:1
318 h.p.
Vista 4 Door Hardtop 123 in. with
Hydra-
Matic
with
Hydra-
Matic
  333 h.p.
and
348 h.p.
available on
special order
Sport Coupé 2 Door Hardtop 123 in.
Convertible Coupé 2 Door Convert. 123 in.
Custom Safari 4 Door Stn Wgn 119 in.

 


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Convertible Coupé


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Vista


Bonneville Sport Coupé


Bonneville Sport Coupé


Bonneville Vista

Bonneville Sport Coupé


Bonneville Custom Safari


Bonneville Custom Safari

 

Prototypes

           
           

 


Special Pontiac Tempest

 

Canadian models

Parisienne          
Laurentian          
Strato Chief          

Canada


Parisienne Convertible


Laurentian Safari


Laurentian Sport Coupé