Produced between 1954 and 1966, the Pontiac Star Chief nameplate spanned some six generations, with a plethora of body styles coming and going over the years. In January of 1957, the Pontiac Star Chief Custom Safari Transcontinental was introduced, with the Safari name utilized for the wagon body style, and Transcontinental name applied to four-doors. However, just 1,894 Transcontinental wagons were sold, making them somewhat rare. Now, the pristine example featured here is up for sale.
Outside, this slick 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Safari Transcontinental is covered in a gorgeous two-tone paint job, with Fontaine Blue mixed with Kenya Ivory. Add in a plethora of delicious chrome bits, including long character lines down the sides and hunks of polished metal for the bumpers, and the result is nothing less than stunning.
Complementary details include classic Spinner hubcaps and whitewall tires, door handle guards, a prominent roof rack, and tinted glass.
The cabin space is equally well-executed, with the bench seating covered in matching blue and white leather upholstery. Complementary blue, white, and chrome can be found on the dash and doors, while the carpets are also blue. What’s more, the passenger seat reclines, and there’s a push-button radio as well.
Providing the go is a 347 cubic-inch V8 making an estimated 270 horsepower and topped by a Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor. The ‘eight mates to a Hydra-Matic transmission, while power steering and power brakes make it all easier to operate.
This gorgeous Pontiac Star Chief Custom Safari Transcontinental had a frame-up restoration in the ‘90s, and was featured at the 1957 Heaven Museum before going under the hammer at Mecum Auctions in 2009, selling at no reserve for $80,000.
Now, this Pontiac Star Chief is up for sale by Classic Car Studio, listed at $59,900. The odometer reads at 53,888.
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Source: Classic Car Studio