1957 Pontiac Chieftain Safari Two-Door Station Wagon

Condition Used
Body Wagon
Make Pontiac
Model Chieftain
Mileage 5334 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1957
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Black
History Yes
VIN: 4P2WB28382U034166

One of 2,934 such cars produced that year, this 1957 Pontiac Chieftain Safari two-door station wagon is presented as a functional car with its original engine. Its seller notes some cosmetic issues, but reports it has benefited from recent mechanical attention. The Chieftain Safari was powered in 1957 by Pontiac’s 347-cu.in. OHV V-8. With a compression ratio of 10.0:1 when mated to the Hydra-Matic transmission and a Rochester 2GC two-barrel carburetor, the Pontiac V-8 was rated by the manufacturer at 252 horsepower when new. The engine in this Chieftain Safari is said to be original to the car, with no stated rebuild history. The seller reports a rapid start and no functional issues with the Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, with no powertrain leaks noted. The engine bay presents as being stock and acceptably clean, in the provided photos. the body seals and weatherstripping are in leak-free condition, and states further that the car is free of rust. The chrome trim, including the massive side sweeps, appears to be straight and in very good, undamaged condition. The Chieftain Safari is now outfitted with Oldsmobile flipper wheel covers. The grille looks to be free of damage. The seller reports the glass is in very good condition, and states that all lighting is functional. the vinyl interior facings have been replaced. The materials present as being in excellent condition, with no tears or discoloration visible in the photos. The carpeting and headliner are reported to be in overall good condition. The steel dashboard, with a crack-free padded top, appears to be missing none of its trim, including the large, metalized insert, and presents strongly. All the instrumentation is reported to be properly operable except for the factory AM radio. The heater is termed operable. The cargo area is fully carpeted and presents as being strongly clean. the Pontiac’s springs and shock absorbers are entirely new and he reports no damage or modification to other existing components. The seller says the hydraulic drum brakes are also new, but will require adjustment. The manual steering is reported to function properly. The whitewall tires are reported to be new.