MATCHING #'S 268 V8, SOLID BOD, CLEAN INT, VALUE $'D, CORRECT BLK, LOTS OF DOCS
This 1952 Pontiac Chieftain is an exceptionally cool and well-documented eight-cylinder classic, for well less than the price of a new economy car.
This is a unique and stunning classic coupe. Combining the last of the old-school, pre-war curves, with a sneak preview of what was to come in the later 1950s, this slick Pontiac manages to be both sporty and formal at the same time. The black paint is factory correct, but it benefits from a mid-life refresh. This helps highlight the body that has remained amazingly straight for 63 years. Black is also great to show off the original chrome trim, including the streaks running along the hood, matching piece cascading down the deck lid, the intricate front grille, full side arrowhead trim, and emblems embedded in the rear fenders. Those who know Pontiacs will be especially happy to see that the amber Indian head hood ornament still lights up at night to help lead the way.
One glance inside will convince you that someone really looked after this coupe. The gray cloth interior was switched over at some point to a much more durable and allergy-friendly vinyl. The care that went into making sure there was intricate detail, and look period correct, show that this was a valued family member. The dash is pure jet-age cool, with a giant radio speaker that's aviation inspired, and a slick pod of gauges ahead of the driver. Stylish bright trim on the door panels gives a hint of things to come in the fabulous 50s. More evidence of the can easy life can be found in the original steering wheel and stylish horn button.
Pontiac's 268 cubic-inch straight-eight motor earned a reputation for being smooth, reliable, and quite sturdy. These naturally balanced powerplants had a creamy smoothness usually reserved for luxury cars, and helped Pontiac transcend its budget-minded market placement. Authentic right down to the oil bath air cleaner, this numbers-matching motor is a real attention-getter for its honest survivor appearance. This torquey motor is mated to the original three-speed column-shifted manual transmission, which actually makes this a fine cruiser today. This is especially true thanks to the modern wheel and tire package that currently is installed on this Pontiac.
If you need any more evidence that this has been a cherished classic all its life, we'll be happy to show you a binder full of documentation, including a copy of the original title, original letter from the dealership, original service guide, inspection records from the 80s, and owner's manual. Where else can you get such a well-sorted and documented cool classic coupe for under $15K? Call today!!
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