287 V8, AUTO, SUPER STRAIGHT AND VERY CLEAN, GREAT TRIM, WELL KEPT & RUNS GREAT!
Fans of Pontiacs and American motoring history want to take note of this car. The 1955 Pontiacs like this Chieftain hardtop coupe had a new V8 and modern '50s styling that was a turning point. So when you have the opportunity to own such a great example, at such a value price, it's time act quickly.
The Chieftain was the entry-level Pontiac in 1955, but it looks anything but basic. Lots of trim, a flashy hardtop profile, and enough familiar DNA to make it a handsome alternative to the more common Chevy. You can tell there has been some investment that has gone into this significant Pontiac over the years. The Bolero Red is correct for this car, and it has the kind of smoothness and shine that comes from a modern respray. It's also now joined by a terrific white that separates alone the trim line. It matches nicely with the whitewall tires and the white within the bright hubcaps. The curvaceous sheetmetal remains in great shape with good gaps and doors that close with reassuring solidity. There was likely a small fortune spent at the re-chromer because everything from the unique front bumper design, to the iconic "silver streak" hood, to the fender skirts has that great all-American shine. Even the Indian Chief hood ornament got a more jet-age makeover, and looks amazingly well-preserved pointing the way on this coupe.
One glance inside will convince you that someone really looked after this coupe. The gray and red vinyl looks fantastic on these button-top seats, which tells us a there was a serious investment here. The overall appearance matches quite nicely on the door panels carpeting and dash for a true uniform appearance everyone loves at car shows. You get the retro-cool steering wheel with the Chief logo and bright inner-ring. That brightwork matches nicely with the dash that looks fantastically original. But more than just appearances, this Pontiac has seen real care that has kept interesting original pieces like the working power antenna, AM radio, and bright tissue dispenser.
More of the cool original attitude is under the hood. What made the '55s so great was the new 287 cubic-inch V8. This OHV was a motor built by Pontiac and began to establish their reputation for providing performance in the GM lineup. With this kind of history, it's not only nice to see the correct displacement in this coupe, but also the air cleaner and "Strato-Streak" valve covers give it such an authentic presentation. But more than just look great this is a true cruising machine that fires up nicely and shifts smoothly with the three-speed automatic transmission.
Complete with owner's manual and plenty of more 1955 papers, this Chieftain will stand apart from the vastly more common Chevys. And best of all you paid far less than you would for a Tri-Five. All you need to do is be the first to grab this deal. Call today!!!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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