Restoring the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief: A Classic Cruiser with a Rich History and Potential for Revival

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Restoring the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief
Restoring the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief

Craving a break from the ubiquitous Tri-Five Chevrolets? Look no further than the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief, a close relative with a distinct personality. While not a separate model, the Star Chief sat atop the Pontiac Chieftain hierarchy.

Their silhouettes echo each other, the Star Chief mirroring the classic curves of the Chevy Bel Air. Imagine a Bel Air that strayed from the production line and ended up wearing a Pontiac badge that’s the essence of the Star Chief.

This particular example has found a resting place in a field of Sunnyside, Washington. Despite enduring the elements for years, the car’s weathered exterior hints at a glorious past.

In its prime, it likely rivaled even the most desirable non-Cadillac full-size GM coupes, boasting superior paint quality, luxurious interiors, and premium trim.

Restoring the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief
Restoring the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief (Pontiac)

This 1950s Pontiac could be your gateway to cruising comfort and classic car cool. Forget the sleek, bare-bones sports cars these luxurious coupes were the perfect blend of power and practicality for a young driver in their prime.

Imagine cruising down the highway in style, the wind whipping through your hair, and the rumble of a powerful engine under the hood. These Pontiacs were the forerunners of the muscle car movement that would take off in the following decade.

Now, this particular Pontiac has a story to tell. The years haven’t been entirely kind the once-gleaming Raven Black paint with its sharp white and chrome accents shows some signs of weathering. But take a peek inside, and that’s where the real adventure begins.

The plush red interior, once a vibrant contrast to the white, has softened to a mellow orange under the sun’s relentless gaze.

This faded beauty presents a fantastic opportunity for a restoration enthusiast who thrives on a challenge. It’s not a collector’s item in pristine condition, so you won’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

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By Annie Linardos

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