1956 Pontiac Chieftain
Coupe Car for sale in Renton, Washington 98056-3547
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
All matching numbers! All original - NO Accidents! Almost no bondo. 99.9% Rust free!Registration and all the proper paperwork is in order.
According to the VIN # C756H25176, this car came with the following;
Style # is 56-2737 2 Door Catalina Hard Top-6P
Body # is BC-5557
Trim # is 244 - This is Imitation Leather in Black Pattern Cloth and Ivory.
The C in the VIN and the BC in the Body # both say this is a South Gate, California car.
There were 46,332 of the Chieftain Catalina (2737's) made. Second most productive run ever made in 1956.
Exterior: Paint was 5557 - Lower body - Valley Green, Upper body - Sequoia Green, and wheel color was Green. This car was rattle-canned in Hunter green about 25 years ago. Two tone if you can believe that. It's ugly, but it saved the body. There is NO CANCER on the body, fenders, trunk, floorboards, hood, grill, rocker panels, frame or doors. Only a little surface rust. And only one small spot of cancer on the bottom of the A-pillar on the inside, passenger side. That's it! And I looked very hard for it. I even took an ice pick to the floorboard and trunk. Even in the spare tire hole. NO RUST! It was strong and solid. There is a small amount of lead filler, and some bondo at the bottom of the doors, but it's very thin and very small amount. Haven't found any anywhere else.
It's never been in any accidents. Only one slight push in, below the door on the passenger side rocker panel. Like maybe someone side swiped a large rock. See photos.
Glass: The two passenger side windows and front window are broken. The drivers window has a very small BB chip. ALL other windows are good. These are both wing windows drivers side rear window and back window.
Chrome: is mostly all there only missing parts are the rear bumper, two oval marker trims, one on each of the rear fenders, (Should be 3 on each side.), driver door, rear window top trim and P-O-N-T-I-A-C, on the hood. Front grill and bumper pieces are laying in place for photo. Not bolted. That is why it looks a little crooked. Nothing is bent. Drivers side tail piece trim strip is broken. All the hood trim including the hood ornament is in great condition! Head light trim is all there and looks pretty good. Only one drivers side reverse light lens is missing. All chrome on each side doors and fenders are aluminum, and in pretty good condition. One small dent on passenger door. All trim needs polished. I test polished in a few places, and all cleans up nicely. See pictures.
Interior: is all 98% complete but needs restored. Seat belts are all there. The dash is pretty clean and the instruments are in great condition. ALL the liner, seats and panels need restored. Only missing parts that I noticed is passenger side window crank, cigarette lighter and the drivers side arm rest panel. Odd because the cigarette ash tray inner well, which goes in the panel, is there laying on the back seat. I don't know what happened to the arm rest panel.
Odometer says 77K. By the shape of the dash, I'd say it was correct and not turned over.
Engine: is a match despite the difference in numbers. According to Pontiacsafari.com (go to GarageID/EngineID), the VIN number and the engine number can be slightly different by 1000 or more because the requirements to match wasn't in place until Chevy forced it in 1964, and it was common to have the Pontiac's not match from 55 thru 60. The VIN and production # on the engine is C756H24272, and the body production # was 25176. Other than that is was made the same place and time. The likelihood it isn't original to the car is not very likely. It looks original to me as well. It's got at least 60 years of dirt on it! LOL
It has a double barrel carburetor. Engine compartment looks like it's all there except the radiator, Alternator and air breather. There is a AWESOME factory installed 12vdc work light on the firewall! When I got the car inspected for getting the title, the inspector said the motor had been replaced. I did not verify this. it looks pretty original to me. I did turn it over with a wrench. It's free! I also took a lot more pictures of the engine and car and put them on my FB page.
There are a few parts in the trunk (See pictures) I am not sure if they go to this car or not. There is a steering arm and front suspension or tie bar, break canister and various pieces shown in pics.
For a lot more pictures copy and paste this link, It's on my FB page:
Classic Car ID101346453
ConditionIt needs 100% restored thru out. NO Cancer* or fender damage! 98% complete. Just added 45 more pictures to my FB page. See end of description for link!
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Custom Colorrattle can White and green
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