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1973 Pontiac Catalina

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Hi Everybody,

I'm from Germany and my new ride is this 73' Catalina 2dr Hardtop Coupe. I bought the car last week from a member of the US Car community located in Dresden (www.sundaycruiser.de/).

As a newbie in US classic cars I appreciate the Pontiac community as a resource for technical help as well as talking about the good old times when cars look like real masterpieces of engineering.

First post = first question: Does anyone know how and where to get new (or refurbished) Door Panels in "Regatta Blue" color? I'd like to replace them because they are in bad shape.

Kind regards,


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Good to see some love for American classics over there in Germany!

Good question on the door panels. Unfortunately, unless you can find a donor car in Germany, it likely will require a special order. One of the other guys may know a good place to order from. @Frosty, any thoughts?

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Tough question. I am not aware of anyone reproducing the 70s era full-size Catalina and Bonneville door panels.

You may have to buy good used originals and paint/dye them Regatta Blue.

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Thank you so far @Frosty and @Ringo64.

I'll try to get used ones, maybe I can find some on eBay or so...

In Germany it's tough to find replacements from original Catalinas because the are relatively rare.

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Here are a couple of classic car salvage yards in the USA that might also be able to help you. eBay is a good place to start. Kijiji in Canada is another popular website.


Frank's Pontiac Parts - https://www.frankspontiacparts.com/

East West Auto Parts - https://www.eastwestautoparts.com/

Desert Valley Auto Parts - https://www.dvap.com/

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11 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

Didn't have time to check, but Summit racing listed the door panels from OER. Check this link.


I didn't see door panels when I checked. I could've missed it but it didn't jump out at me either.

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