1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari. /BIG MUSCLE

If you haven’t worked it out by now, the team at crankandpiston love a good wagon. Whether we are talking ultimate sleeper German weapons like the monster Audi RS6 we had the pleasure of recently, or old school wagons such as this 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari, they are just wicked cool.

1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari. :BIG MUSCLE

In a part of the world that used to see wagons a plenty, we are now faced with the more ugly side of the motoring industry; The SUV. The big question that I will continue to raise is why SUV? Yes, they have their place if you are a weekend adventurer, an off-roader or the type of person that tows a boat. But in general they offer very little over and above a saloon car these days, in terms of size and practicality. Owners will argue a command driving position provides a safer driving experience and a better view of the road. Is that really the case though, when everyone around you is driving a similar SUV? Exactly.

Before I digress, let’s get back to the product in hand. A wicked cool 1964 Pontiac Cataline Safari packing a punch, care of Nelson Racing Engines 468 cid big-block and the ability to haul more cargo than your neighbours pickup truck. I think my point will be clear in the next 15 mins. So what are you waiting for? Hit play and join the movement… the wagon movement.


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