The Decide of the Day was the top-of-the-line Pontiac again in 1955. It’s a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Customized Catalina, a 2-door hardtop supplied on the market on ClassicCars.com by a personal proprietor in San Antonio, Texas.
The Catalina title was added to the high-trim Pontiac Star Chief Customized coupes for that mannequin yr.
Whereas the vendor doesn’t know the automobile’s historical past, “I purchased it as you see it right here,” the commercial says, including that it had been a part of a personal assortment and was restored by the earlier proprietor.
Based mostly on the photographs with the commercial, that restoration was properly completed.
“The automobile has come good manufacturing facility choices like an exterior visor coupled with a dash-mounted site visitors mild viewer, a GM branded highlight, rear seat speaker, electrical clock, rear bumper ‘Wing Guards,’ ‘No-Mar Gasoline Door Guard,’ exhaust deflector, and courtesy lights,” the vendor factors out.
“All main elements on the automobile are in working order to embrace inside and exterior lighting, speedometer, and the horns. The highlight, radio, and clock don’t work however this may be readily corrected.”
The coupe is two-tone inside and outside. Outdoors the colours are Firegold and White Mist, and inside there’s leather-based in Copper and White.
“The paint is shiny and has a contemporary coat of wax,” the vendor notes. “The automobile seems to be nice from any angle and solely upon shut inspection are the few imperfections seen.”
The automobile has the new-for-’55 Pontiac Strato-Streak overhead-valve V8 engine, which was rated at 180 horsepower when linked to a 3-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, the automated that was put into almost each ’55 Pontiac.
The vendor says the automobile will get pushed “each few weeks.”
“I’ve had the gasoline pump professionally rebuilt to settle for fashionable gasoline and simply overhauled the entrance brakes with new footwear, springs, adjusting wheel, and changed a wheel cylinder,” the vendor notes. “Bearings had been repacked and new seals put in.
“We simply returned from a 40-mile drive and the automobile ran fantastically. I’ve had the massive Pontiac on the freeway the place it might probably sustain with site visitors with no downside. There aren’t any overheating points and the engine runs properly. Transmission shifts because it ought to.”
The vendor additionally has lately added a set of Coker wide-whitewall radial tires, however saved the classic spare “to keep the 50s look.”
Whereas “the automobile is a pleasure to drive,” it’s being offered to make room for the vendor’s subsequent buy.
The asking value is $24,500, however “affordable money affords thought of.”
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Decide of the Day.