The stretched Pontiac limousine was built by an airport limo company - Stageway. The limo was built to transport passengers at airports and this was before airports started using buses or minibuses. Furthermore, these stretched limos were seen as an easier and compact way of moving passengers around when compared to a full-sized bus.
Stageway built twelve units of the stretched Pontiac Catalina station wagon and they were sold for around $8,000 at that time. The selling price was twice the price of a top grade ordinary Pontiac Catalina station wagon.
The stretched Pontiac Catalinas were fitted with a 7.0-litre V8 engine that delivers around 350bhp. The big and powerful engine was necessary so that it could pull all that extra weight. The car has four rows of seats and it could fit twelve people.
According to the seller, the car was discovered in a small New York airport after flying some small airplanes. The seller was interested in purchasing the car and made a deal with the owner. Later, the car was drove back to the seller’s place in Alabama.
Currently, the car has been put up for sale on Ebay for a $25,000 buy it now option. No one knows why the owner would want to sell the car. Probably, he/she has storage or parking issues.
Here is a normal-sized Pontiac Catalina station wagon for comparision: