At all times a favourite, the 1955 Pontiac was a
stylistic gem that got here at a time when Basic Motors was on an upswing of
design throughout its divisions.
The Choose of the Day seems to be to be an distinctive instance, a 1955 Pontiac Chieftain 2-door hardtop described as a “frame-off restoration job” by the Morgantown, Pennsylvania, vendor promoting the automotive on ClassicCars.com.
The promoting vendor goes into the historical past of
the division (“The model was named after
Pontiac, Grand Chief of the Ottawa Native Individuals, who was well-known for his
insurrection in opposition to Fort Detroit (the British) in 1763.”) in addition to in-depth
descriptions of the design and trim on this instance.
“This magnificence has fantastic traces, snappy 2-tone colours and proper inside,” the vendor notes. “Plenty of horizontal chrome and black-banded trim, massive bumpers entrance and rear, and a curved rear window full with chromed B pillar and gleaming surrounds on all window trimmings. Oh, and did I point out it runs like a Swiss watch?”
The Chieftain seems to be fairly regal in its gleaming red-and-black two-tone paint job, with the lavish array of intricate chrome items shining like new. Anybody who has tried to revive one in every of these Pontiacs is aware of the huge complexity of its chrome bits, and this one seems to be prefer it was completed proper with the required fastidiousness of element.
“Topping the purple hood and main the best way for the smiling grille and enormous bumper beneath, a jet with a glass chieftain head gives the decoration,” the vendor says within the colourful description. “Flanking this on both aspect is bands of horizontal ribs working the gamut of the hood and looking out very similar to a package deal wrapping so that you can open and revel in.”
Photographs with the advert additionally present
the wonderful situation of the inside, engine compartment and underside. The Pontiac has its right 287cid V8
valve-in-head engine fed by a Carter WGD 2-barrel carburetor. The engine is
backed by a 4-speed Hydramatic computerized transmission and three.08:1 ratio rear
The dashboard glistens with
“An original-looking sprint gussied up with black paint, and broad chromed bezels with inserted gauges and levers provides my eyes mid-1950s goals, it’s that good,” the vendor says.
The asking worth for this
pretty instance of a particular 12 months for Pontiac is $36,900.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.