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1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

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Chassis/VINP857H19879
Mileage49,393 Miles
Engine347 cu-in V8
TransmissionAutomatic

Description

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

Hailed as the “brightest star of Pontiac’s line,” the Star Chief series entered its second generation for the 1955 model year wearing its trademark “Silver Streak” design. It sat on a 124 inch wheelbase – the longest offered by Pontiac – and debuted Pontiac’s overhead-valve V8 engine under the hood. Overnight, the Star Chief’s engine jumped from a 118 horsepower six-cylinder and 127 horsepower straight-eight to the 180 horsepower “Strato Streak” V8, which would grow to 270 horsepower by 1957. The Star Chief was offered as a four-door Sedan, a Convertible, a Catalina two-door hardtop, and a Safari station wagon in either Deluxe or Custom trim. Today, the Star Chief remains an enticing alternative to the more common Chevrolet Bel Air and a charming throwback to mid-century motoring.

Jerry Ferguson, a member of the United States Navy and a co-founder of Biomet Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of musculoskeletal orthopedic implants and products, was known for his entrepreneurial drive and generosity. He was also an enthusiast of all things 1950s, from music to automobiles. Pursuing his love affair with the automobile, in 1984 Ferguson established the Classic Car Centre of Warsaw, Indiana, a company dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of mid-century American Classics. In operation until his return to Biomet in 1993, today Hagerty Marketplace is proud to offer The Ferguson Collection, comprising the long-hidden remaining inventory and personal collection of Jerry Ferguson.

Highlights

  • Offered from The Ferguson Collection

  • Finished in Starlight Yellow with a power-operated white pinpoint vinyl soft top

  • White vinyl seat upholstery and door panels

  • Powered by a 347 cu-in V8 topped with a four-barrel carburetor, rated at 270 horsepower and 359 lb-ft of torque

  • Three-speed “Strato-Flight Hydra-Matic” transmission

  • Held in current ownership for over three decades

  • De Luxe Basic Group:

    • Underseat Heater and Defroster

    • De Luxe Electramatic Wonder Bar Radio and Electric Antenna

    • Custom Lounge Latex Foam Cushion – Front Only

    • Oil-Bath Air Cleaner

    • Full-Flow Oil Filter

  • Mirror Group:

    • Outside Rear-View Mirror

    • Inside Non-Glare Tilt Mirror

  • Power steering

  • The engine bay is sanitary and well-kept

  • Solid body 

  • 14-inch steel wheels wearing chrome three-bar spinner covers and mounted with Allstate wide whitewall tires

  • Available for the first time in 35 years

  • This Star Chief Convertible is offered with the five-digit odometer currently showing just over 49,300 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown 

Features

  • Chrome bumpers, front and rear

  • Chrome side molding, grille, window trim, and tail fins

  • Bench seats, front and rear

  • Rubber bumper ends

  • Vent windows

  • Manually operated windows

  • Analog clock

  • Horizontal 120 mph speedometer

  • Two-spoke steering wheel

  • Electric windshield wipers

  • Dual sun visors

  • Black nylon cut-pile carpeting

  • Carpeted luggage compartment

  • Glasspack mufflers

  • Four-wheel drum brakes

  • Dual exhaust exiting through rear bumper

Known Imperfections

  • Please note that all of the lots in The Ferguson Collection are offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years.  As a result, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.

  • Older restoration in “driver quality” cosmetic condition

Included

  • Spare wheel and tire

  • Set of four additional wheel covers

  • White top boot cover

  • Ownership documents

Ownership History

This Star Chief Convertible was acquired by The Ferguson Collection in 1988.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle

Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email: donnie.gould@broadarrowgroup.com

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  • Ended
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  • ViewsEye outline22,698
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