For Sale: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain in Bloomington, Minnesota


Vehicle Description

1951 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible Silver Anniversary Edition

Straight Eight engine with automatic transmission

Color: Butter Cream Yellow exterior with tan/brown full leather interior completed 2015

All original with one repaint over ten years ago; paint, chrome, and glass in perfect condition 2016

New brakes, drums, master cylinder, and lines check and/or replaced 2016

Suspension inspected and repaired accordingly 2016

Complete tune up, all new components: plugs, points, rotor, condenser cap, and wires 2016

Still has 6 volt system, but the generator was rebuilt in 2016

Power convertible top and modern radio dash installed to look original

Runs and drives great; has 86,000 miles on the odometer


Included in the price is a 2016 Hull 18ft tilt bed car trailer with professional tie downs, a protective bulkhead, equipped with spare tire and trailer wheel lock. This trailer has a 9000 lb capacity and has four wheel electric brakes and has less than 4000 miles on it.


Car and trailer have been stored in a heated building.


I bought the car in late fall 2014 with the plan that my wife and I would enjoy cruising around in our retirement years. Unfortunately, my wife passed away in 2015 from cancer. I have toyed with the idea of doing a full RestoMod on the car to make it able to do long car club trips etc. But I stopped the idea for two reasons: first, the car seems to be completely original and I thought it would be a shameful waste of a beautiful survivor. And second and most importantly I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago and I am no longer able to do the mechanical work on old cars that I have enjoyed my whole life and trailering the car and traveling to events has gotten too hard for me to handle. Two things are wrong with the car that I’m aware of: one is the brake/tail lights work intermittently, and second the car steers heavy and if I were to keep it I’d consider adding power steering. So, I’m selling the 1951 Chieftain, 2016 model Hull 18ft tilt bed trailer, professional tie downs, and all the manuals and memorabilia. I need to get $59,000 for the whole works.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-997601
  • Price:$59,000
  • Location:Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Chieftain
  • Exterior Color:Butter Cream Yellow
  • Interior Color:Tan/Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:86000
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running