Beautiful Restored Original 1953 Pontiac 2 Door Hardtop (1950 1951 1952 1954 GM)

Price: US $32,500.00 Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Chieftain Custom Catalina
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2 Door Hardtop
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 56,787
  • VIN: PBXH42461
  • Color: Milano Ivory and Laurel Green
  • Engine size: L Head 268ci Straight 8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Steering, Power Brakes
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green and White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1953 Pontiac Other Chieftain Custom Catalina

1953 Pontiac Catalina

I will be listing a few cars here in the next week or two for my family. We are reducing are number of cars, so please see my other listings as well. I am not a dealer.

Just a beautiful original car that has been well cared for by the previous owners. Only 56,787 miles and has been restored as needed for driving and car shows. We had plans to drive and show this car on a regular basis, but sometimes life has other plans, and we have decided to sell it to someone who we hope will give it a good home. I believe this will be both a fun car and a great investment for the next owner! I am a big fan of this body style and this particular car. I hope to see it go to a good Pontiac home!

This particular model of Pontiac was only available in Laurel Green, Milano Ivory, or a two-tone combination of these colors. The term "Catalina" was Pontiac's nomenclature for pillar-less hardtop styling.


  • 268ci Straight Eight Engine (2 Barrel 122 HP)
  • Hydra-Matic Transmission (4 Speed Automatic)
  • Factory Power Steering (very rare)
  • Factory Power Brakes (also rare)
  • Factory 7-Tube Deluxe Chieftain Radio
  • In-Dash Electric Clock
  • Airway Compass
  • Green and Cream Vinyl Interior
  • Seat/Safety Belts
  • Door Handle Shields
  • Fuel Door Guard
  • Front and Rear Bumper Guards
  • Unique Lighted Hood Ornament
  • Fender Skirts
  • New Wide White Wall Tires
  • All-Weather Comfort Ventillation System (under seat heater)
  • Reverse Lights
  • Beautiful Inside and Out!
  • Detailed Engine and Trunk Compartments
  • Recent check up, tune-up, etc.

The engine idles well, runs quiet, makes good power, and starts well every time. The transmission shifts very smoothly through all the gears. Steers and stops very easy with the factory power steering and brakes. Drives straight down the road with no unusual vibrations, pulling, noises, etc. All of the original gauges work. The radio and horn work too (clock is correct twice daily). The car is an absolute pleasure to own and drive. Probably drives as close to a 'new' one as you would hope to find!

This Pontiac is a beautiful car everywhere you look (exterior, interior, engine compartment, trunk, etc). Nice body and under-carriage. Doors open and shut very well. The upholstery is in good condition. This Pontiac would lookgreat at all your shows and cruise-ins. It has won many awards in the past and should win you more down the road. It is a combination of older restoration and original. It is not CONCOURSE, but it is very nice ... You would be hard pressed to find another one like this (especially with the PS and PB). Please see the photos and ask what questions you have.

I welcome personal inspections and appraisers. Shown by appointment.

Drive home or I can help ship thiscar to your door at a reduced rate via enclosed transport. If you are a long distance or overseas, I will try to work with you on the shipping. Please contact me for details.

I reserve the right to end the listing early at any time for the right offer. The car could be for sale locally as well. **All offers considered**

If you need help financing, I would suggest contacting a great company such as JJBest. They are easy to work with.

Phone:(904) 505-6649


The above mentioned vehicle has been described to the best of my ability, and as is the case with all pre-owned vehicles, the condition is subjective. It is to be assumed that all used vehicles have some degree of wear; as such I assume no responsibility for omissions or errors in my description. It is recommended that the potential buyer inspect the vehicle in Jacksonville, FL. The vehicle is sold in "AS IS WHERE IS"condition with no guarantees or warranties written or implied. Please be advised that no oral statements made concerning the vehicle constitute any warranty for this vehicle. All deposits to end this listing or hold the car for remainder of payment or non-refundable.