1955 Star Chief

smoke665

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
13,240
Reaction score
6,812
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
We were in the mountains for the Labor Day Holiday, a few of the car buffs came in early for the fall show next week. My neighbor had this old Pontiac that was his "drive around" car. It wasn't restored, nor completely original. It had been repainted (30yrs ago), the engine was a 400 cu in transplant from a GTO, and if you look closely you'll see a few other things. Considering I was only 5 when this rolled off the line, the old girl was in a whole lot better shape than I am. Wish I would have had my studio equipment, my makeshift lighting left a lot to be desired but you take what you can. Enjoy!

55 Pontiac20220904_5684-Edit.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr


55 Pontiac20220904_5692-Edit.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr

55 Pontiac20220904_5696-Edit.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr
 

slat

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Oct 1, 2016
Messages
1,488
Reaction score
445
Location
Missouri
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Nice car and shots.
 
OP
smoke665

smoke665

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
13,240
Reaction score
6,812
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Thanks for looking and commenting guys.
 

cgw

TPF Supporters
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2013
Messages
2,554
Reaction score
1,023
Location
Ontario, Canada
Fun to see how GM not-so-subtly altered its mid-50s makes externally and internally to preserve brand identity. A very expensive strategy!
 
OP
smoke665

smoke665

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
13,240
Reaction score
6,812
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Little nostalgia for the older crowd. The 55 Star Chief convertible minus the continental kit, was the car they used in Episode 110 of I Love Lucy "California Here We Come".
 
OP
smoke665

smoke665

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
13,240
Reaction score
6,812
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
What a car! Great captures.
It's like a beautiful "older woman", from afar its still beautiful, it's only when you get up close that you notice it has a few blemishes. LOL As the owner said it won't win any best in show, but it will sure turn heads going down the street.
 

Most reactions

ClickASnap

New Topics

Top