1957 Pontiac Super Chief Series 27
Model: Super Chief Series 27
Registration Number: XSK 712
Chassis Number: 5757H72530
Engine Number: 5757H72530
Steering: Left Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £5500
Road Tax Exempt
As the first all-new design from Pontiac in the post-war period, the Chieftain was the quintessential late Forties American motor: it offered style and sophistication, space and plenty of power to cruise down those early freeways. The Super Chief was a sub-series from the 1955 to 57 model range; it was intended as an even more luxurious variant of the Chieftain and accounted for a little under 60% of Pontiac sales in 1957.
This example has been in the current ownership for approximately five years. Some cosmetic attention will be required to return the motor car back to its former glory; the bodywork is generally sound and solid, but the paintwork would benefit from some improvement, as would the brightwork, although it is entirely acceptable as is. The grille assembly will require refitting, but the original parts are supplied. The interior boasts a renewed headlining and upholstery restored to the original pattern. The door trims will need to be completed though and apparently the wipers have a mechanism fault.
Mechanically, we are assured that the Pontiac is in good order; the 5.9 litre V8 engine has good oil pressure and sounds fabulous with the side-exit stainless steel exhaust. A new alternator and radiator have recently been fitted. The motor car sits on original size chrome road wheels with well-shod tyres.
With too many projects to find time for, the vendor has reluctantly decided to part with his Super Chief. It is worth noting that he has been honest in his description of the motor car; certainly, the renovation of XSK 712 will be a worthy exercise for any American car enthusiast.
The V5C registration certificate is supplied, together with invoices, images, several MOT test certificates, a workshop manual, parts information, a framed specification and the aforementioned grille parts.
Auction Date: 3 March 2016