Original 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: CHIEFTAIN SILVER STREAK
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: SILVER STREAK COUPE
- Year: 1950
- Mileage: 73,685
- VIN: W8TH16651
- Color: Black
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1950 Pontiac CHIEFTAIN SILVER STREAKOffering an all original 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak
-This car was purchased new in Petersburg VA and has been in the same familyever since
-Garage Kept-Original Kept-Original Interior
-No rust, eaks, ct
-Never been in an accident
-Vehicle has normal wear and tear for being 60+ years old
-Clean VA title
-Comes with original window sticker
-This vehicle runs and drives great and is a true collectorspiece.
-Vehicle has also been in a few movies
The straight-8 was dubbed theSilver-Streakat Pontiac Division. the "eight", Pontiac was promoted as a likable automobile, ith enoughpowerunder the hood to get the job done in affordable luxury.
However, y the early 1950s,overhead valveV8s from sister divisionsCadillac,BuickandOldsmobile, s well as new overhead valve V8s from Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation, ade the "Silver Streak" all but obsolete in power, t was a quiet, mooth running engine that served the needs of the 1930s and '40s American consumer adequately for power, f not reliability or economy, ut by 1954, he engine was decidedly eclipsed not only by competing auto makers, ut by General Motors' own divisions' products as well. Further hamstringing the "Silver Streak" was the aged, ut cheap to produce,flatheadconfiguration. Interesting to note that the Strato Streak V-8 was ready to go in 1953, ut was held back by the protesting Buick and Olds divisions. Evidence of this is in the details of the chassis/steering of 1953 and 1954 Pontiac's which were designed for the V-8. The V8 configuration of the "Strato-Streak" 287-cubic-inch engine that replaced it in 1955 did away with all the crankshaft and L-head related problems, eplacing the Depression era "cheap 8" with a truly modern, urable but yet affordable design perfectly matched to Pontiac's target market. A few years later (fall of 1956), nder the guidance of Bunkie Knudsen Pontiac was determined to change its image into a performance car to boost sales, his led Knudsen to look for further talent such as in Pete Estes as chief engineer (taken from Olds division) and John DeLorean as director of advanced engineering,a former Packard and Chrysler engineer. Pontiac became known as a performance division based upon the durable, ell performing V8s that came later, ll of them based upon the original 287 of 1955.
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