1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible Classic Beauty!!!!!
1955 Pontiac Other Convertible
Title: 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible Classic Beauty!!!!!
Mileage: 78,811 miles
Location: Boise, ID
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
For sale by: Dealer
Body type: Convertible Engine: 8 Cylinder Exterior color: Yellow
Transmission: Automatic Fuel type: Gasoline Interior color: White
The 1950’s were an era when each automobile, including those of the independents (still a vibrant part of the automotive landscape) had its own distinct character. In 1955 many GM cars came into their own and Pontiac followed suit with a beautifully re-styled version of its premiere automobile, the Star Chief. The car’s design included beautiful but restrained chrome, with two sets flanking the Pontiac name and rakishly running the length of the hood, (these “Silver Streaks” had long been a Pontiac styling hallmark), reconfigured side trim, an illuminated Chief mascot (a $10 option) at the head of a jet liner hood ornament and the three elegantly inlaid chrome stars along each side moved from the rear to the front fenders and doors. Moving aft the rear fenders were now integrated into the main body, culminating in a simple, elegant swell, with sweeping fins and elaborate light clusters again eschewed. With its fresh design, at 221 inches overall, a peppy V8, curb weight of 3750 lbs and a price tag of around $2500, the Pontiac Star Chief was a formidable and distinctive full-size car in GM’s ’55 lineup. I bet you haven’t seen a Convertible like this lately! Want to own a tough to find American Classic?! What a value it is at the reserve price which is set very low! Yes it is a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible believe it or not! This car is in very nice shape after being restored and then driven sparingly! The vehicle has the 287 CID 180 hp Strato-Streak V8 motor in it and running well. The engine is backed by a factory automatic with a column shifter. The ODO shows 78,810 but no idea to actual miles, who cares when its in this kind of shape though. The Interior is in beautiful shape with sharp seats, clean door panels and new carpet. The dash is beautiful as well as seen in the pics below. I even snapped a couple under the dash to show the attention to detail this restoration represents. This is a sharp car! This “little” rag top is quite a deal and you will be surprised at the low reserve. This Convertible has great looks and smooth power as well! These vehicles have an appreciative group of owners any of which would be pleased to own this one. It will not disappoint someone looking for a nice example of a sought after and hard to find collector. If you have been looking but can not find a Classic Convertible worthy of your hard earned money look NO further because this is the one! The new finish on the vehicle shows no real wear at all. The interior is very attractive in the white on black color scheme as well. The car is a great tribute to the ‘50’s! I looked underneath and also included photos below. This seems to be a very solid vehicle with completely solid rails and pans showing no decay. Looking at the undercarriage, body mounts, pans and normal wear items it is an obvious recipient of a frame-off restoration! Please pay close attention to the photos and descriptions below as they will answer most if not all of your questions. As always I tried to get as thorough and in depth with the photographs as possible. This vehicle can be had for quite a bit less than what has obviously been invested all for the need of a quick sale. Be careful to not let it get away and please enjoy the auction!
Trivia: · 1955 was first year for the overhead valve V8 engine. · 1955 Pontiac production began Oct 4, 1954 and cars were introduced to the public 15 days later. · The Safari was not introduced until Jan 31, 1955. · The 200 hp 4-barrel carb “Power Pack” engine was released in March of 1955. It did NOT include dual exhaust. · A total of 57730 Chieftains were equipped with the light-duty Buick Selector 3-Speed Synchromesh (5-bolt Top Cover). · Only 1156 StarChiefs were equipped with the light-duty Buick Selector 3-Speed Synchromesh (5-bolt Top Cover). · The early Oldsmobile Hydramatic was of the “dual-range” variety, and was aka the “slant pan”, based on it’s unique case design. · 90.6% Pontiacs had the Hydramatic transmission installed.
This is a Super Star Chief which needs a new owner…is it YOU?! Please do not bid on this if you are not a serious client wishing to own a true piece of American automotive nostalgia.
Dry Western Car
Clean Wheel Covers
Nice Power Convertible Top
Fresh Top Boot
Very Distinct Look
Clean Sounding Single Exhaust
Sharp Factory Color Paint
White on Black Interior Color
Beautiful Door Panels
Gorgeous Original Dash
Power Convertible Top
Original Steering Wheel Leather Wrapped
Nice Split Bench Seat
Sharp Rear Bench
Beautiful Interior Trim
Front Seat Belts