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The Other Nomad: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Safari

In 1955, General Motors came out with the “Sport Wagon” based on a 1954 Corvette show car. Most remember it as the 1955-57 Chevrolet Nomad, but Pontiac had a version they called the Safari. Both wagons were built for… more»

Limited Production! 1957 Pontiac Safari Transcontinental

Anyone who’s a fan of 1950s automobiles will remember the Chevrolet Nomad, the 2-door “sport wagon” decked out in Bel Air trim. But they sometimes forget the Nomad’s GM cousin, the Pontiac Safari which sported Star Chief appointments. Unlike… more»

Catalina Custom Coupe! 1955 Pontiac Star Chief

The Pontiac Star Chief was big brother to the Chieftain, and later little brother to the Bonneville. Riding on a slightly longer wheelbase than the former (by two inches), this 1955 Star Chief Catalina Coupe is an attractive vehicle…. more»

Cream and Bronze Beauty: 1955 Pontiac Star Chief

“New, all-new from the ground up! New Power – New Beauty – New Room – New View.” That’s how Pontiac’s 1955 sales booklet described its restyled lineup for 1955. These cars have been overshadowed for years by their ’55… more»

Nomad’s Cousin: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Safari

In 1955, Chevrolet introduced a new “sport wagon” known as the Bel Air Nomad. Though there was a lot of fanfare at the time, it didn’t equate to big sales numbers and the Nomad went away after 1957. Less… more»

BF Auction: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief

UPDATE – The seller has added more photos of their car. You can find them in the gallery below. The Star Chief was a model of Pontiac built between 1954 and 1966. In its earlier days, it used the… more»

Nomad Alternative: Rare 1956 Pontiac Safari

Based on a 1954 concept car with Corvette styling, General Motors introduced the “Sport Wagon” in 1955. It was a 2-door station wagon that had a separate body from the regular wagons from the cowl back. Chevrolet called theirs… more»

Chieftain or Star Chief? 1955 Pontiac Sport Coupe

Pontiac rolled out a new design for its cars in 1955 and included a V8 engine for the first time since 1932. Only two broad series were available, the Chieftain and the Star Chief of which the latter rode… more»

One-Owner Survivor: 1955 Pontiac Star Chief

After just one year of production, the Pontiac Star Chief got a significant redesign in 1955 and served as the top trim level for the company’s Chieftan.  The car shared some body parts with its corporate cousin ’55 Chevys… more»

Nomad’s Cousin: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Safari

The 1955-57 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, a 2-door sport wagon, was a halo car for the GM division. Of the “Tri-Five” Chevies, the Nomad is the most collectible today. But many people forget that Pontiac had their own version… more»

Forty Years Asleep: 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Project

Will there ever be an end to the supply of cars that haven’t seen the light of day for decades? Here’s another one, on eBay, a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief (misidentified as a Silver Chief) two-door hardtop, bid to… more»

Original Survivor: 1955 Pontiac Star Chief

When Pontiac released its Second Generation Star Chief in 1955, it represented more than a significant styling change. The company’s previous straight-eight engine made way for a mighty V8 that brought significantly more power and torque to the table…. more»

Owned For 45 Years! 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

I’ve always been a strong advocate for long-term ownership when considering purchasing a classic car. That is one of the things that makes this 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible attractive to me. Apart from being a handsome vehicle, it… more»

Stunning Survivor: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina

The 1950s was a fascinating era in American automotive history. It represented a time before safety and emission regulations dominated design and engineering. Manufacturers were focused on glitz and glamor, and chrome trim was king. It was against this… more»

Needs Finishing: 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

Tackling the restoration of a classic car can be a daunting prospect. This is especially true if every aspect of that vehicle is going to require work. That’s where cars like this 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible can fit… more»

Shining Star: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina

This 1956 Pontiac Star Chief two-door hardtop Catalina is literally shiny but it’s also a shining star of a project. It would be a great project but I’m a bit biased since my parents had one when I was… more»

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