1953 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible #Video
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This 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible is a beautifully restored, 50s convertible with great options and an eye-catching look! In 1953, after nearly a decade of growth and high demand, the American automotive market began to plateau which had America's automakers jockeying for customers. For the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors, major new style changes were introduced in 1953 in an attempt to lure new buyers to the Pontiac marque. At the time, Pontiac had a single line, the Chieftain, divided into two sub-series, the Six and the Eight, which signified either a 6 cylinder or 8 cylinder engine. Pontiac began production of its completely redesigned 1953 models on November 17, 1952 and introduced them to the public on December 6, 1952. Under the hood on this '53 Pontiac Chieftain is a 268.4 L-Head Inline 8 engine paired with a single 2 barrel carburetor. The 268 Straight 8 is backed by a Hydra-Matic Automatic transmission. This 1953 Pontiac comes equipped with some great options like power steering, power convertible top and a driver's side chrome mirror and auxiliary spotlight that further assist in providing additional visibility when needed. The front bumper is also adorned with a pair of amber-lens fog lamps along with front bumper guardettes. Likewise, the rear bumper is topped with a large chrome bumper guard as well. Capping off the unique 50s features of this Pontiac is the "Indian Head" hood ornament that even lights up! Riding on a set of recently replaced Wide Whitewall Radial tires on painted steel wheels with full Pontiac wheelcovers, this '53 Chieftain Convertible has a great look and even better ride. The exterior of this 1953 Pontiac has been correctly refinished in a beautiful Linden Green paint scheme that completes the exterior look of the car. The interior on this '53 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible is gorgeous! The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in two-tone White and Green leather that complements the car's appearance. The matching green carpeting, upholstered door panels, color-matched painted dash, and steering wheel are all in great shape as well and appear to be in their stock configuration. The instrument cluster is outfitted with a 100 MPH speedometer, battery gauge, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, and fuel gauge. The dash is finished with a locking glovebox, clock, and push-button AM radio. Whether you're adding to an existing Pontiac collection or you're buying your very first classic car, this 1953 Pontiac Chieftain would make an excellent addition. Give Ellingson's a call today at 763-428-7337!