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1953 Pontiac Chieftain Base 4.4l on 2040-cars

Year:1953 Mileage:54539 Color: has the original two

Blackfoot, Idaho, United States

Blackfoot, Idaho, United States


1953 Pontiac Chieftain

Survivor/All original/Always garaged

2 door coupe, Hard top, Straight 8

268 cu. in., 118 hp

Duel range Hydra-matic transmission

Automatic 4-speed

Factory AM radio

54,539 original miles

VIN: K8X1H13508

Two-owner car, with all miles put on by the original owner


This Pontiac Chieftain 2-door custom Catalena hardtop is equipped with a flat-head, straight-8 engine with a Dual-Range, Hydra-matic transmission. The exterior has the original two-toned green paint.  The Indian Head hood ornament is all chrome.  The interior is in exceptionally good condition; the original seat covers and door panels show amazingly little wear and headliner is perfect. This is a great example of a 1953 Pontiac.  The car has a new fuel pump, a new water pump, and new tires.  The carburetor, valves, and brake system have been overhauled.  The tires are whitewalls but not wide whitewalls.  Otherwise, the car is completely original.  This car should drive with gas in the tank and a new battery; however minor tweaks may be needed.  The exterior paint is chipping in some places, most noticeably between the fins and the body.  The front of the hood is pitted, and the front chrome bumper has some scratches, gouges, and marks.  The leather key fob is original; it has the dealer’s logo and address on it (which matches the logo on the car) and it has an embossed picture of a Pontiac Chieftain on the other side.  The two keys are original.  Included with the sale are four more blank keys for the car which have not been cut.  The Owner’s Guide, which measures 5-1/2” by 8-1/2” and is 63 pages long, is the original manual that came with the car.  This car has always been garaged; my uncle was the first owner and he gave it to me.  I am selling the car because I am moving out of the state and I will no longer have the space to garage it.  You are responsible for pick-up and transportation. 

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