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1952 Classic Pontiacs

1952 Catalina

 

1952 Catalina 

Posted 03.30.2008

“1952 Pontiac Catalina 2-door hardtop 2537SD. Fully restored from ground up.”

03.30.2008 - Ardwin in Kansas

1953 Classic Pontiacs

1953 Pontiac

 

1953 Pontiac 


Posted 10.02.2012
 

1953 Pontiac 

Posted 10.02.2012

“Bought this 1953 Pontiac with my father in law. We found it at his dad's under ground parking garage in lakeshore Penticton area. It is pretty much the way we found her except with new interior to stock and some new tires.”

10.02.2012 - Owned by Blair: in Canada

1953 Chieftain Deluxe

 

Front View 
1953 Chieftain Deluxe 2door post 

Posted 03.26.2008
 

Left Side View
1953 Chieftain Deluxe 2door post 

Posted 03.26.2008

“I have owned this 1953 Chieftain Deluxe for five years. It is a stock, mostly original Pontiac with a repaint two years ago. It has had various mechanical repairs to keep it roadworthy. With the 122 HP straight eight engine coupled to the four speed hydramatic, this vehicle cruises the modern highway in ultimate comfort.”

03.26.2008 - James in Florida

1953 Chieftain

 

Left Side View 
1953 Chieftain 2door post 

Posted 08.15.2007
 

Front and Left Side 
1953 Chieftain 2door post 

Posted 08.15.2007

“This is my rare 1953 Canadian Pontiac Chieftain 2 dr post.”

08.15.2007 - Kyle in Toronto, Canada

1954 Classic Pontiacs

1954 Chieftain

 

1954 Chieftain 
posted May 24, 2010

“I have a 1954 Pontiac Cheiftain 2 door post, with a 305, holly 4 barrel, all the rest of the car was completly restored,,, always thought it would be nice to own a car the same year I was born.”

May 24, 2010 - Gerald

1954 Catalina 2Dr Hardtop

“It finally stopped raining and I got a couple of better photos.
I also made a few changes to the car. I have wide white walls and
original hub caps on the car now and it looks much better.”
(05/31/2008)
 

1954 Catalina 2door Hardtop 

posted 06.09.2008
 

1954 Catalina 2door Hardtop 

posted 06.09.2008
 

Interior of 1954 Catalina 2door Hardtop 

posted 05.29.2008

“I am 59 years old and own a 1954 Pontiac 2dr HT with fender skirts and continental kit. Has a straight eight motor auto and power steering. Original miles is 99985 as of today. (4/23/2008) ”

05.29.2008 - Mike

1955 Classic Pontiacs

1955 Chieftain

 

1955 Pontiac Chieftain 
2 door post 

Posted 10.24.2012

“ 2 door post
1971 Pontiac 400ci, T-5 5spd ”

10.24.2012 - Owned by Scott: in Texas

1955 Chieftain Colony Wagon

 

1955 Colony Wagon 
posted 07.25.2006

“Here is a picture of my 1955 Colony wagon 287 2bl. 77,000 miles.”

07.25.2006 - Sean

'55 Star Chief 2 Door Hardtop

 

1955 Star Chief 2 Door Hardtop
posted 06.17.2006

“Originally a 265 car w/3 on the tree. When it was bought by us 20+ years ago it had a 3spd floor shift kit. Now it's a 350 automatic. My brother now has the car and plans to drop a 455 Rocket into it.”

06.17.2006 - Bryce in Alberta, Canada

1955 Star Chief Custom 4Dr Sedan

 

Rear View 
1955 Star Chief Custom 4Dr Sedan 

Posted 03.30.2008
 

Right Side and Right Front View 
1955 Star Chief Custom 4Dr Sedan 

Posted 03.30.2008

“This is an original 55 Starchief CUSTOM 4dr sedan with 87,000+ miles.
I believe that I am the 3rd owner. I purchased it with 83,000 miles and drive it quite often. It has a clear hood ornament insert rather than amber. I have been told that these were dealer installed in states that did not allow lights other than clear on the front of a vehicle!

It was originally sold in Pennsylvania. I have almost all literature,
manuals and promo material produced for this car.”

03.30.2008 - Steve in Georgia

1956 Classic Pontiacs

1956 Star Chief Custom Safari
2door station wagon – 6 passenger

 

1956 Star Chief Custom Safari 
2door station wagon 
6 passenger

posted 04.04.2008

“I have been an US-car enthusuast at least 30 years and have an 8-car garage and two of these are actually Pontiacs. This is my 1956 Safari.”

“I have recently read in Hemmings that somebody claimed 308 of these are still known to exist. IŽll bet he didnŽt know about mine, so it must be 309 left.”

04.08.2008 - Leif in Denmark

NOTE: Production Total 4,042

1957 Classic Pontiacs

1957 Chieftain 2 Door Sedan

 

1957 Chieftain 2 Door Sedan 
posted 04.11.2006
 

1957 Chieftain 2 Door Sedan 
posted 04.11.06

“This car is very rare as it has factory air conditioning, factory dealer installed four speed and a posi traction rear end with 3:42 gears. It has a factory Star Chief dash and had a tripower when new. I'm sill looking for a 57 tripower if anyone has one.”

Click to View Additional Photos

04.11.2006 - Jason in Iowa

1958 Classic Pontiacs

1958 Chieftain 2Door Hardtop

 

1958 Chieftain 2 door hardtop 

posted March 8, 2010

“My 1958 Chieftain (model 2731) has only 34,xxx original miles. It has the 370 cu. in. engine w/tri-power, power steering, duel exhaust, radio delete and three on the tree. I've owned this car for about 10 years and I am the third owner.”

Posted March 8, 2010
Owned by Chuck in Pennsylvania

1958 Pontiac Strato Chief

 

1958 Pontiac Strato Chief 4dr 
posted 01.14.2008
 

1958 Pontiac Strato Chief 4dr 
posted 01.14.2008 

 

1958 Pontiac Strato Chief 4dr 
posted January 14, 2008

“Fully restored with the 261 cubic inch motor. Runs like a dream. All Pontiacs which came into South Africa came from Canada and are right hand drive. The 1958 Pontiac is very rare inside South Africa and mine is in pristine condition. I also own several other classics starting from a 1927 Austin Seven Van. I am looking for a set of hidraulic valve lifters for my Pontiac anywhere in Canada as I will be visiting Canada during 2008 and can then buy it and bring it with me. To date I have not been able to find any supplier inside Canada who supplies such hidraulic valve lifters.”

Posted January 14, 2008
Ron in South Africa

1958 Pontiac Bonneville Sport Coupe 358

 

1958 Pontiac Bonneville Sport Coupe 358
posted 07.02.2006
 

1958 Pontiac Bonneville Sport Coupe 358

“I had wanted a '58 Bonneville since 1958.
I acquired one in 1990 and restored it for 10 years.”

07.02.2006 - Paul in California

Classic of the Month – August 2006

09.11.2007 - Paul wrote:
“Texaco is having an online car show to pick the ‘Car of the Decades‘. Right now Studebakers (imagine?) are leading in just about every category. There are 3 Pontiacs entered (including my '58 Bonneville). We need Pontiac lovers to register and vote for our Pontiacs. Any support from you, your family and friends and the Pontiac community is needed and greatly appreciated. Studebakers are just burying everyone else. Thanks.”

Nov. 22, 2007:
Click to see how Paul made out at www.texacocarofthedecades.com

1959 Classic Pontiacs

1959 Pontiac Strato Chief 4 door sedan

 

1959 Stratochief 4door

posted December 12, 2010
 

1959 Stratochief 4door

posted December 12, 2010
 

1959 Stratochief 4door

posted December 12, 2010 

  

1959 Stratochief 4door

posted December 12, 2010

“Imported from South Africa. Has a 389 cubic-inch engine with ‘Chev’ rocker covers. Is this the correct engine for this year? Can someone tell me correct tire size, it has 215/70/15 on it but looks seriously under for such a heavy car.”
12.12.2010 - Owned by in Australia

1959 Bonneville 2Door Hardtop

 

1959 Bonneville 2 door hardtop 
frame off restoration 
posted 11.22.2007
 

1959 Bonneville 2 door hardtop 
frame off restoration 
posted 11.22.2007

“59 Bonneville kustom, 4 year frame off restoration, 462, 5speed tremeck trans, 3:42 posi, tpi home made injection, foose wheels 17" front, 18" rear, vintage air pw, pb, rodney red radiator, front disc brakes, 2 1/2 stainless steel exhaust all the way to back, custom made headers for the x frame, dakota digital gauges, paint rasberry and white.”

11.22.2007 - Joe

1959 Bonneville Vista 4Door Hardtop

 

1959 Bonneville Vista 4dr hardtop 
posted 02.20.2007

“Second owner, 90,000+ original miles.”

02.20.2007 - Mike

1959 Catalina Safari Wagon

 

1959 Catalina Safari Wagon 
posted 07.25.2006

“Here is a picture of my 1959 Safari wagon 389 2bl. 80,000 miles.”

07.25.2006 - Sean

1959 Catalina 4 door sedan
with economy option in Royal Amethyst
 

1959 Catalina 4 door sedan 
posted 05.31.2006

1959 Star Chief Vista 4 door hardtop
in Cameo Ivory & Sunset Glow

 1959 Star Chief Vista 4 door hardtop

“Both are original except paint.”

05.31.2006 - Scott in Michigan


This inquiry was posted on the Community Board on 11.06.05

“Wade, in South Africa, wrote ‘I would like to know if you could offer some assistance. I have been offered this Pontiac Strato Chief, but the seller does not know much about it. Please could you advise.’
Take a look at the photos below and see if you can help him out.” Click To E-mail Wade
January 29, 2006: Re: Canadian Strato Chief

On January 23, 2006, our ‘Canadian Classic Pontiacs Consultant’ Glen Bibby, offered this information on the Strato Chief. “This was the base model, introduced in 58. Continued as the base model until the cut-off in 71. In the time she existed, there was no US Pontiac equivalent, as the Strato competed with the Biscayne in Canada. Up until the finish, a Strato could be ordered with all the Chev over the top engines, but at a serious price, as the engines were made in the US, and heavy ‘duty’ was applicable.

It wasn't until '65, when the 66's were being made, that the ‘Autopac’ between the US and Canada was ratified, hence the eventual death of the Chev based Pontiac in Canada.”


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frame off restoration 
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frame off restoration 
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frame off restoration 
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