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Cheers or Jeers: 20,000 Mile 1956 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon

Cheers or Jeers: 20,000 Mile 1956 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon  

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  1. 1. Cheers or Jeers?

    • Cheers! Glad to see a classic wagon that isn't rusted/beaten/way over restored/priced
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    • Jeers! Would be better if it was a 1955 or 1957 and had a real engine.
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Cheers or Jeers: 20,000 Mile 1956 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon

1956 PONTIAC

CHIEFTAIN 870 WAGON

ONLY 20,000.00 ACTUAL MILES

RAVEN BLACK & BOLERO RED

BLACK AND IVORY INTERIOR

PONTIAC OWNER SERVICE POLICY

ORIGINAL 316 V8

AUTOMATIC SYNCHROMESH TRANS.

LIGHTED HOOD ORNAMENT

DELUXE AM RADIO

WIDE WHITE WALLS

E-Z-EYE GLASS

BRAKE INDICATOR

FRONT & REAR BUMPER GUARDS

BEAUTIFUL STRAIGHT BODY

AND INTERIOR

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL

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Interesting rig! Greatly resembles a '55 Chevy wagon from the windshield back. In lovely shape, apparently.

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Interesting rig! Greatly resembles a '55 Chevy wagon from the windshield back. In lovely shape, apparently.

That resemblance is one of my objections, the goofy two-tone pattern doesn't help. Still, very clean and well preserved.

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Interesting rig! Greatly resembles a '55 Chevy wagon from the windshield back. In lovely shape, apparently.

I've read that tri-five Chevy and Pontiac wagons shared the rear sheetmetal and other wagony parts...note the Chevy taillight opening w/ a Pontiac-specific light housing.

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Interesting rig! Greatly resembles a '55 Chevy wagon from the windshield back. In lovely shape, apparently.

I've read that tri-five Chevy and Pontiac wagons shared the rear sheetmetal and other wagony parts...note the Chevy taillight opening w/ a Pontiac-specific light housing.

The tail lights really were "phoned-in", would have looked better if they had just used the Chevy lights.

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Interesting rig! Greatly resembles a '55 Chevy wagon from the windshield back. In lovely shape, apparently.

I've read that tri-five Chevy and Pontiac wagons shared the rear sheetmetal and other wagony parts...note the Chevy taillight opening w/ a Pontiac-specific light housing.

The tail lights really were "phoned-in", would have looked better if they had just used the Chevy lights.

Those taillights may have inspired the G8 taillights!

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Interesting rig! Greatly resembles a '55 Chevy wagon from the windshield back. In lovely shape, apparently.

I've read that tri-five Chevy and Pontiac wagons shared the rear sheetmetal and other wagony parts...note the Chevy taillight opening w/ a Pontiac-specific light housing.

The tail lights really were "phoned-in", would have looked better if they had just used the Chevy lights.

Those taillights may have inspired the G8 taillights!

Maybe. The tails on a G8 GT are pretty bad - the ones on the base car are more attractive.

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G8 doesn't interest me, so if that's the justification for a thump, you get a pass. I like the late model GTO, tho.

RE the slight thumbs down on this wagon, you are entitled to yours.

I think the color scheme, povertys/rings/red rims, makes for a sharp look. I gots no problems with it, other that '56 is a bit cluttered and I'd prefer a '57.

The '55 Chevy is nice too, but I grow tired of Chevys, you know that. Doesn't mean they aren't sweet, just common.

I look down my nose a bit on the Tri-5s, but my buddy has a '56 Bel Air coupe, and whenever I go over there, I circle it and smile.

Camino, we're usually on the same page, so we can split hairs between Pontiac & Chevy and still 'agree'. :)

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G8 doesn't interest me, so if that's the justification for a thump, you get a pass. I like the late model GTO, tho.

RE the slight thumbs down on this wagon, you are entitled to yours.

I think the color scheme, povertys/rings/red rims, makes for a sharp look. I gots no problems with it, other that '56 is a bit cluttered and I'd prefer a '57.

The '55 Chevy is nice too, but I grow tired of Chevys, you know that. Doesn't mean they aren't sweet, just common.

I look down my nose a bit on the Tri-5s, but my buddy has a '56 Bel Air coupe, and whenever I go over there, I circle it and smile.

Camino, we're usually on the same page, so we can split hairs between Pontiac & Chevy and still 'agree'. :)

True enough, this car just looks like the Pontiac DNA was just sort of "hung" on a Chevy design to me. Plus I like 'clean" so the Chevy wins this one for me. :)

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what a gorgeous machine!

Agreed....

A much cleaner design:

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I'm not into the Chevy verses Pontiac thing. I see so many Chevrolets and so few Pontiacs here in the midwest....the old Pontaics are such a refreshing change.

IMO, in general, '55 is a toss-up, '56 goes to Chevy, '57 goes to Pontiac

And actually, 56 is the lesser of the three years IMHO when it comes to Chevrolet...

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To be honest, very few 50s designs work for me - at least until '59.

The '55 Chevy is one of them.

Others:

Corvette (better each year through the decade generally)

Studebaker Hawk (and variants)

Some Chryco products

The rest kinda leave me cold, and Pontiac really begins for me in '59.

Lower, longer, wider really beats the bulbous, chrome-laden look for me.

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Camino, here's where you and I differ on our love of Pontiac... I'd take this:

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or this:

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over this anyday:

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But to each their own and I can respect your love affair of any Pontiac :smilewide:

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IMO, in general, '55 is a toss-up, '56 goes to Chevy, '57 goes to Pontiac

Ugh... if you're talking just tail lights, ok.. but overall '57 goes to any division BUT Pontiac. I think their grills are terrible. The only '57s I dislike more than the Pontiac are the Mercury and Dodges.... but all three would be improved by a medium speed impact into a brick wall.

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^ you are GRUMPY today!! .... unless you're being serious. :unsure:;):P

The '57 Pontiac is in my top 5 favorite designs. I LOVE the grillework/bumper, flows awesomely, is so unique.

Among GM Divisions, it's my #1 in '57.

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My #1 1957 GM? The '57 Oldsmobile:

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...followed by #2 Chevy and #3 Pontiac. I actually prefer the 1955 Pontiac more than the '57, but wouldn't let a '57 Pontiac Star Chief pass me by ;)

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It's funny that the '55 & '56 Safari's {'56 pictured below} didn't suffer the same rear taillamp fate that the other Pontiac wagons did with using Chevrolet rear styling:

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Freakin HOT wagon :D

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