This lovely and exceedingly rare flagship station wagon from
Pontiac is offered here in high-line Deluxe trim and powered by the
robust 122-hp L-head inline-eight mated to an optional Hydramatic
transmission. A very well-documented example, this charming wagon
was ordered new from McAndrew-Jernigan Pontiac of Tuckahoe, New
York. The original sales order reveals this extremely well-equipped
Pontiac was delivered with $818.45 worth of options - the
equivalent of about ten thousand dollars in today's terms.
Equipment included the Hydramatic transmission, power steering,
underseat heater, radio, lighted hood ornament, rear fender shields
and much more. All told, the first owners, Henry and Catherine
Gaisman, of Hartsdale, New York, paid $3,962 for their shiny new
Spruce Green Pontiac Wagon. Records on file show that Mr. & Mrs.
Gaisman cherished the Pontiac for decades, with service receipts in
their name going up to at least the mid-1980s. Subsequent owners
clearly treated the Chieftain with similar respect, and the car has
survived the years in marvelous condition, with light restoration
work performed as needed, and the car appears to have never been
disassembled. This charming example of 50s Americana represents the
golden age of the station wagon, when style and quality ruled. It
is ready for its next devoted custodian to continue enjoying it
just as the Gasiman family had for over three decades. Offers
welcome and trades considered For additional details please view
this listing directly on our website
1953 Pontiac Chieftain
Location:Saint Louis, Missouri
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...
ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018. This prestigious accolade represents the continued growth of the company, and ClassicCars.com's dominance as the world's largest online marketplace for
buying and selling classic and collector vehicles.
The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards recognized
ClassicCars.com's first-class Customer Support team with a Stevie Bronze Award in 2019, celebrating the team's skills as exemplary customer support specialists.
In 2016 The Journal, brought to you by ClassicCars.com, was celebrated as the SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL automotive blog in the world by NFC Performance.