1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari
Wagon Car for sale by Classic Car Studio in Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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
The 1957 Star Chief Custom Safari Transcontinental was introduced mid-model year to coincide with the release of the Bonneville(a fuel-injected convertible). In 1957 all of the wagons used the name “Safari” however, only 1894 Transcontinental versions were built during the short production run and very few exist today. This particular example underwent a frame-up restoration in the 1990s and was a feature at the 1957 Heaven Museum which featured notable American cars from 1957. The entire ‘57 Heaven Museum was sold by Mecum in 2009 and this particular car sold at “no reserve” for 80k.
- Fontaine Blue and Kenya Ivory with Blue and White leather interior
- 1,894 total production (for all 4-door wagons)
- 347/270 HP engine
- Hydra-Matic transmission
- Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor
- Power steering and brakes
- Spinner hubcaps, whitewall tires
- Roof rack
- Reclining passenger seat
- Push-button radio, rear antenna
- Outside rearview mirrors
- Door handle guards
- Tinted glass
Classic Car ID101286216
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