This 1951 Pontiac Chieftain was highly optioned for the time period. Options from the Pontiac Dealer Catalog include - 7 Tube Radio w/Antenna, Back-up Lights, Extra Trim on Front and Rear Bumpers, Windshield Sun Visor, Traffic Light Viewer, Electric Clock, and Lighted Pontiac Hood Ornament.
This shapely car is perfect for someone who would like to tinker with it and replace/freshen up a few things to complete this beautiful Chieftain.
The body is solid, and looks to have been repainted once quite some time ago. The paint is in very good condition overall, with a few areas (shown in pics) that show some blemishing. The chrome condition throughout the vehicle ranges from fair to very good. The interior shows some age, but has been well maintained. The Straight-8 engine is silky smooth and delivers power very well.
This Chieftain came to us from a collector in Oregon - prior to that the car was in Alaska. The mileage is said to be original mileage, although not documented, the condition that the car is in makes 29k original miles believable.
This car is missing some trim pieces and the grille. There are a few spare trim pieces that are not on the car shown in the photo of the trunk.
A little elbow grease and some quality time spent with this car would definitely result in a stunning retro cruiser!