The model year 1957 was Pontiac's 3rd production year using this longer and lower design. Longer, lower and faster were the buzzwords coming out of Detroit in that period. Everyone was manufacturing V-8's by now and the plating companies in Detroit were gearing up for the upcoming chrome war. Every model year, more and more power and chrome showered the showrooms across America. And this 1957 Pontiac Starchief is no exception.
Cars like this made their way to racetracks around the country. What if the now, famous Cotton Owens, a racecar great and Semon E. Bunke Knudson, then General Manager of Pontiac Motor Division, had this example today? They would have burned up the Daytona Speedway in 1957.
Can you see the I Love Lucy Show using this beautiful yellow Starchief in their 100th episode? In that episode they drove the entire gang in a Starchief out to California. You can take the same trip today in this 1957 Starchief 2-door coupe. This white over yellow and slightly modified beauty has very fresh looking restoration. And it won't take you as long as it took Lucy, because this example has a 2005 SSR - 350 ci - 350 hp drive train underneath it. Not only is it fast, it is dependable and full of that chrome that I spoke about earlier.
This car is ready for the road. The seller changes the oil based on weeks and months not mileage. The odometer reads 59843 miles but it does not show it. Take a minute and look at this matching yellow over white interior. And notice the center mounted glove box. These were the days when they enjoyed a Thermos full of coffee and kept their cups in specially designed cup holders, which were stamped inside the glove box lid. You can drive this car anywhere, show it at the local car shows or enter it in a parade.
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.