41,000 Original Miles

 

Manual Transmission
4.4L Straight 8
116 hp @ 3600 rpm*
220 lb/ft torque @ 2000 rpm*
Capable 1/4 mile: 21 seconds
Top Speed: 95 MPH
*Base Price in 1951: $1,922

 

*Seller Asking:

$22,500

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Fast Facts:

  • The Chieftain featured a straight 8 engine called the “Silver Streak, the most powerful Pontiac engine at the time. The Silver Streak was also the “lowest priced straight 8 in America” according to Pontiac marketing, and it was built to last 100k miles. When paired with a manual transmission, the engine had a remarkably low idle speed of only 450 rpm
  • The name “Silver Streak” came from the 5 chrome metal bands that ran down the middle of the hood and trunks of Pontiacs manufactured from 1935 to 1956. Derived from the mid-30’s “Art Deco style”, it was designed to create the illusion of speed, and it was a visual cue to help distinguish Pontiacs from their competitors
  • Featured GM’s “Autotronic Eye” that automatically dims the headlights for oncoming vehicles, as well as a hood ornament that glows when headlights come on
Key Model Year Changes:

  • Horsepower for the straight 8 “Silver Streak” rose to 116hp (from 108hp)
  • Featured a new “De Luxe” instrument panel with two tone finish
  • This was Pontiac Division’s 25th anniversary. The “Silver Anniversary” Chieftains had special trim on the C-pillars and a blue-and-ivory interior

Seller Notes:

  • 41k original mile unrestored survivor. 3rd owner
  • Original engine/drivetrain
  • Original paint, interior, glass and working radio – all in great shape
  • Original 6 volt electrical system with generator
  • Hood ornament still lights up
  • Have the original fender skirts
  • Amazing condition for its age

 

  • Location: Denver, Colorado – UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)
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UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability

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