1957 Pontiac Star Chief Four-Door Custom Catalina goes to winter garage, autumn 2011. In the middle of video can see same year , 1957, produced Mercedes-Benz 300 "Adenauer"- Pontiac seems nicer and more modern in my opinion.
1957 Pontiac StarChief Catalina
1957 Pontiac Starchief Catalina, Limefire Green & Seafoam Green two tone,
nice show car that you can drive. All stock except the JVC - CD AM/FM
Player with Sirrus Satellite in the glove box with 2 rear floor mounted
speakers & one 6 x 9 up front. Original 347 V8, 3 speed on the column & 4
bbl. Rear gears made for climbing & highway driving.
SOLD 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 2 Door Hard Top SOLD
TThis is one of my favorite cars. They may look the same size as a 57 Chev
but they are longer and more luxurious. 347 V-8 engine. AT trans. Power
steering. Power brakes. Red and white paint. Good looking red and white
interior. This was a green car in the beginning. We just rebuilt the
brakes. We replaced the 2 rear drums and installed new wheel cylinders and
brake shoes. Serviced and safety checked. Installed a new 12 volt wiper
motor. Rebuilt both heater cores and had the temp control rebuilt. Restored
the steering wheel. This car has eyeball. The paint is fair. Actually if
few spots were touched up it would not need to be repainted for a time.
Engine runs great and it drives well. The trans is slow to start and one of
my customers that I have sold 2 57s he said both of his cars work the same
way. Tires are almost new. # 3 - cond.
132642 / 1957 Pontiac Bonneville
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Named in honor of the salt flats where speed records have been set for
decades, this fuel injected 1957 Pontiac is one of the rarest and most
desirable 50s collector cars ever produced.
Fresh out of a complete frame off restoration in which not a penny was
spared, this Pontiac is decidedly one of the most impressive cars I've ever
seen. The smooth Harley Earl designed body panels are completely free of
any waves or blemishes and the cars straight and narrow panel gaps are
likely much better than what came from the factory 54 years ago. On top of
the clean body, familiar Kenya Ivory paint, worn by all 1957 Bonnevilles,
displays an excellent shine. And on the sides of the car, Bonneville Red
'splashes' complete a look that was shared by most of the 630 cars
Under the hood of this '57 Bonneville you'll find an original 347 cubic
inch fuel injected V8 with a 10.25 to 1 compression ratio and, according to
Pontiac, 'over 300 horsepower'. On top of the
motor, an original Rochester fuel injection system receives cool air from a
correct black "Pontiac" decaled air cleaner that is piped to the front of
the car and covered in steel mesh. In front of the air cleaner, a correctly
tagged Delco generator is spun by a new V-belt, and behind the fuel
injection system a correct points distributor sends spark through correct
black plug wires. On the left side of the motor, factory correct standard
power steering sits behind a correct black radiator which sends and
receives water through correct hoses with correct clamps. Hanging from the
cars correctly marked Ivory fire wall is a correct glass Cadillac decaled
reservoir that holds windshield washer fluid and a correct heater blower
that pipes warm air to the interior through vents in the cars kick panels.
Behind this Pontiac's fuel injected 347 V8 is an original Strato Flight
Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission that sends power to a correctly
rebuilt rear end. Braking is handled by standard equipment power drum
brakes that bring the car to a stop in a surprisingly short distance, and
turning is aided by standard equipment power steering that both improves
handling and makes slow speed navigation a lot more manageable in this long
and heavy car. Above the suspension, the cars floor pans are exceptionally
solid and display a fresh coat of red undercoating, and all of the small
details such as new stainless fuel lines new brake hoses, a new stainless
fuel tank and a factory correct replacement Exhaust system have been installed to a very
high standard. Putting the power to the pavement is four Bonneville Red 14
inch factory steel wheels that feature stainless tri-blade wheel covers and
8.50-14 wide white wall tires.
Loaded with every option in the book except air conditioning, this
Bonneville's interior features a perfect mix of outrageous style and
typical American luxury. The front eight-way power seat is covered in
Tartan Red and Ivory leather and features chrome adjustment buttons, new
lap belts and a complimentary color design to the pristine rear leather
seat. In front of the power seat, a Bonneville Red dash is capped by a
great looking Tartan Red pad and finished by mirror-like stainless lower
panels that house chrome knobs for the cars accessories. In front of the
driver, a bright stainless instrument bezel houses a horizontal speedometer
over round chrome trimmed gauges for the cars vitals, controls for the cars
heater, a standard Wonderbar AM radio and a standard continuous motion
clock. Below the dash, like-new red carpet sits below chrome trimmed pedals
that feature awesome "Brake" and "Power" lettering and features no wear and
tear at all. In front of the driver, a standard equipment deluxe steering
wheel features a chrome horn ring inside a marbled Ivory rim, and sits in
front of a chrome column mounted gear selector, a chrome gear indicator and
a chrome turn signal stalk. At the center of the steering wheel, stylized
"Pontiac" script sits on a mesh-look backing below a "Power Steering"
emblem that incorporates a traditional gold Pontiac indian head insignia.
This investment grade 1957 Bonneville is one of the finest Pontiacs left on
PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and
later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the
FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s
early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described
in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru
1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch
displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in
1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It
eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM
divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac).
PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the
1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The
1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in
the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced.
Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block
was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980
the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8
blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25
pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 2 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE
(Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made
Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's
General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the
division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team.
Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard
when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and
MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a
brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who
helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
1956 Pontiac Star Chief Survivor - Runs and Drives Well! - SOLD!
Survivor 1956 Pontiac 4 door Star Chief, powered by a 316 V-8, transmission
rebuilt about 3K ago, has power brakes, working radio and heater, wide
whitewalls. The chrome and stainless is good and the headliner is as new.
Nothing to pretend about here, just a good solid survivor that can be
driven as is and restored as you want.
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1955 Pontiac Star Chief Restored Classic Car
287.3 c.i. 2BBL V-8 (180 Hp), Numbers Matching Engine Block (#855H18162),
Automatic (Hyrdromatic), Factory Rear End w/ 3.25 Gear Ratio, Correct 15in
Steel Wheels & Hubcaps w/ Wide Whites, Factory AM Radio, Interior Appears
Original, Fender Skirts, Factory Under-hood Maintenance Light w/ Cord Reel,
Near Show Quality Chrome & Glass, Appears to be very original with a mild
restoration, Spare, Jack, and Tool, Turquoise Blue Metallic/ White Mist
Exterior, Appears to be Original Floors, Fenders & Quarters, Original
Owners Guide, Color Charts, Believed to be 65,XXX Actual Miles, Show
Winning Classic Star Chief!!
1955 PONTIAC STARCHIEF, NAUTILUS BLUE BEAUTY
THIS PONTIAC BABY IS LOADED TO THE MAX. IT HAS DUAL RANGE HYDRAMATIC
TRANSMISSION, POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAKES, UNDERSEAT HEATER AND
DEFROSTER, CHIEFTAN RADIO AND POWER ANTENNA, DIRECTIONAL SIGNALS AND DUAL
BACK-UP LIGHTS. IT ALSO HAS THE COMPLETE LIGHT CONVENIENCE GROUP,
NON-GLARE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LIGHTED CHIEFTAN HOOD ORNAMENT, Exhaust DEFLECTORS, REAR FENDER SKIRTS, NO-MAR
FUEL DOOR GUARD, AND E-Z EYE GLASS. FEATURES CONTINUE WITH WINDOW WASHER,
REAR BUMPER WING GUARDS, FRONT GRILLE GUARD, ELECTRIC CLOCK, REAR SEAT
SPEAKER, TRAFFIC VIEW FINDER, STAINLESS STEEL WIRE WHEEL DISC, AND
CONTINENTAL REAR TIRE KIT. DO YOU THINK THERE'S ENOUGH OPTIONS AND
FEATURES ON THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED PONTI? BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! THIS
HAS THE 287 CID, V-8 ENGINE THAT POUNDS OUT 180 HORSES, AND PRICED AT
$2,499, PRODUCTION AMOUNTED TO 99,629 WHICH IS A GOOD PRODUCTION RUN. WHAT
AN EXTRAORDINARY PONTIAC THIS IS. THANKS FOR VIEWING THIS GREAT
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina Super Deluxe
TOP OF THE LINE Pontiac of this body style and year!! Now this Pontiac is
the most beautiful and pristine classic CAR!. The body is perfect, the
paint is perfect, interior is perfect, and I dont think you could ask for
more! There isnt really much more to say about how georgous this car is so
i will just let you enjoy the video! If that isnt enough come on down to
Las Vegas and take her for a TEST DRIVE!!
Asking Price- $35,900.
Hot Rod City, Las Vegas
5115 Dean Martin Dr. #905
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118