1957 Pontiac Chieftain Two-Door Catalina

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Pontiac
Model Catalina
Mileage 65050 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1957
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Black
History Yes
VIN: K757H10181

Under the hood is a Pontiac 347-cu.in. V-8 with a two-barrel carburetor and a dual exhaust, the engine is original! The V-8’s cold-start procedure is described as a “simply pump of the gas pedal three times,” per the seller. No leaks are reported. Per the “H” in the fifth position of the VIN, this Chieftain was factory-equipped with the Turbo Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, and the seller states that it “shifts well.” “Fabulous” is how the seller describes the paint and the brightwork on this Pontiac. Code “AKK” on the data plate denotes “A” for Raven Black on the lower body and “K” for Sheffield Gray on the upper body and insert, but this car was repainted all-black during its restoration. The seller adds, “There’s no rust, the glass is in great condition, the seals don’t leak, the lights work, and the wheel covers are from a 1957 Dodge.” Though the cowl data plate lists code “205” for Dark Green fabric and Morrokide upholstery, the Chieftain is now fitted with gray fabric and vinyl. The “seats are in fine condition,” the seller notes, and the carpet is “great,” the headliner was put in when the car was restored, so it has no issues, and the interior trim is complete. The gauges and heat work, but the aftermarket radio does not. Still in good shape, per the seller, the coil-spring front and leaf-spring rear suspension were serviced during the restoration 14 years ago and new front springs and shocks were installed about five years ago. According to the seller, the power steering “works great and has no leaks,” the nonstock 15-inch BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires have good remaining tread, but are “older,” and there are “no issues” with the drum brakes — the car “stops as it should.”