Nino, you have been given some inaccuarate information about the car and it's current owner. It is NOT as you have suggested, that "Enzo" numbers have been asked for the car. In fact, the car has NEVER been offered for sale by the current owner to anyone, and a price has never been placed on it.
The current owner of the Gay Pontiac 62 Catalina is a personal friend of mine. He has told me about his interaction with the Gay family. I would encourage you to ask Don Jr, or Shane or even Marie about this car before you make critical comments about the owner of the car and what has been discussed between them. He and the Gay's have a good relationship, and they have shared with him much of the memorabilia about the car including one of the championship trophies won by Don Sr.
The car was owned for many years by a man in Minnesota who had raced it and kept it in its original condition except for the paint and lettering. It was even published in Pete McCarthy's book "Pontiac Musclecar Performance" that it was in Minnesota and who the owner was. The owner knew what the car was but was never willing to sell it.
About two years ago, the long time Minnesota owner passed and his heirs put the car up for sale. My friend was the successful buyer of the car and the parts to put the car back to it's "as raced" condition.
The current owner has returned the car to it's 1962 configuration. He has not done the much more common "restoration" that has been done to many of these valuable factory race cars that in my opinion makes them less desirable. This car is driven on race tracks. It is not a trailer queen. I have ridden in this car, it is an experience to enjoy.
The current owner is fair and honest man. He has told the Gay family that he has no plans to sell the car, but that if he does ever decide to sell it, they will have the first opportunity to buy it. Again, ask Don Jr. or Shane. They know what has been said.
Please, know the facts before you post information on the internet for all to see.
Your statement: "but as a collector is worth not much more than any other catalina of the same year." clearly says that you have no idea what a 421 SD Catalina is, or any idea of it's value.
So keep selling those NEW Pontiacs while you can, that is something you do know about.
Last edited by car guy; 07-17-2009 at 07:32 PM.