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HarleyEarl

'62 Pontiac Catalina

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Who said there wasn't a 1962 Pontiac Catalina bubbletop available, and that only the '62 Chevy could be had as such?

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I remember seeing a stock yellow one on the internet a few years ago...I assume someone reskinned a '61 2dr w/ '62 rear quarters, front clip, etc.

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That white car is a custom- in fact there's at least 2 different '62s that had a '61 greenhouse grafted on. It's not factory.

Only the Chevy could be had as such.

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That picture just made me realize my little Cobalt shares certain aspects of its greenhouse design with the legendary Bubbletops. I wish I had a picture to post, but my C-pillar tapers delicately to frame a back glass and triangular side glasses very similarly to the '61-'62. I swear I'm not making this up.
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This is definitely a custom job....just fun to see what could have been. It was done by a guy who, when the '62 came out, told the salesman that he wanted it in the bubbletop. Salesman said no longer available and that Chevy still had it. The guy, being a diehard Pontiac guy walked out. Fast forward many years later, he decided to make his own. Love the look of it.

And Blu, I totally get what you are saying about your roofline, it definitely pays homage to the bubbletop. My favorite style of all time.

I like too how the rear deck at the base of the rear window just very slightly comes up to meet the slim pillar.

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>>"...how the rear deck at the base of the rear window just very slightly comes up to meet the slim pillar."<<

It's interesting, but I always felt the lil' turn-up at the C-pillar a bit awkward somehow. If it was all on one plane around the greenhouse, it'd be '59-60.... I assume it was merely done for that 'new!' look.

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I always liked the Chevy bubbletops...looks good as a Pontiac "custom" also...

Chris

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