1954 Pontiac Chieftain Station Wagon
When it comes to sheer head turning ability, it's a small and select group of classic cars that's anywhere near the same zip code as this 1954 Pontiac Chieftain Station Wagon. But whereas you'll find most of them at their best at a standstill on display mode, this roomy vintage cruiser is also very road-ready. It's armed with a powerful drivetrain and a host of top-quality components, so the fun behind the wheel can begin just as soon as you get it home. Just one look at this classic station wagon, dressed in its tranquil blue color and sporting the Tin Woody look from prior years, you'll find yourself starting to relax and daydream about memorable road trips and great weekend journeys. It's long and broad, with generous vertical space under its roof so it's easy to picture yourself inside, with a group of close friends or family in tow, having the time of your lives as you set about an adventure. There's a great array of chrome on display here - the front end is a show-stopper, with its beefy front bumper and grille combining with a broad swath of chrome on the front of the hood to create a look all its own. It's also a reassuringly solid classic - its doors open and shut smoothly and if you give a tap on one of the fenders, you'll get that unmistakable sound to let you know that sturdy steel sits underneath the paint. The roof rack on top along with the wood panel look (a very sharp wrap) sets an appropriate theme - while there's so much space inside you may not need to store much above, this Pontiac is ready to load up and go. The interior has an era-appropriate yet vital look to it, with two-tone, blue and white vinyl bench seats in front and back with sofa-like dimensions that have plenty of padding to ensure comfort on even the longest of road trips. The dash area just in front of the blue metallic steering wheel sitting on its tilt column is a definite conversation piece unto itself, with a few updated touches taking their place alongside thoroughly vintage features - the fan-shaped speedometer and concentric rings framing the clock at its center are standouts. Underdash vents indicate that there's air conditioning on board, and it's running strong and cold - every bit a match for the warmer weather ahead. The vintage-looking Chieftain AM radio adds still more nostalgic cachet to the interior, while an AM/FM/CD player with auxiliary and USB ports sits waiting in the glove box to provide more modern audio options. Even with those two rows of seats, there's some substantial storage space in back - it's in nice condition and lined with clean blue carpeting. Itching to get on the road? No problem here. There's a 350 cubic inch crate engine under the hood, topped with a Holley 4-barrel carb under its distinctively etched air cleaner, and it's only logged about 19,000 miles, so it's in great form, sounding a nice deep note into its headers leading out to its Flowmaster dual exhaust. It sits in a nice, tidy compartment, with plenty of space on its sides, with its surrounding hoses and wiring looking fresh. It pairs with a rock-solid 3-speed automatic transmission for a low-effort but dependable driving experience that will take the monotonous clutch work of stop and go driving out of the equation. Power steering makes navigating this sizable classic an easy undertaking and power brakes at all four corners, with discs in front, bring it to prompt stops as needed when it cruises highway and boulevard alike on its 15" American Racing polished aluminum wheels, outfitted with Marshall Touring A/S tires. With its off the charts nostalgic appeal, spacious interior and powerful drivetrain, this 1954 Pontiac would be a great score for the fun-loving classic car enthusiast. Call today!