• Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 149,631
  • VIN: 53PT14372
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 350 LT1
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Pontiac Chieftain Description

Go to your favorite cruise-in, tilt the hood forward, and watch the crowds gather. This 1953 Pontiac Chieftain has that classic rolling fender look we love, but beneath the surface is a modern interior, fuel-injected LT1 V8, upgraded suspension, and an overall very cool build for quite a nice price.
This is a unique and stunning classic coupe. Combining the last of the old-school, pre-war curves with a sneak preview of what was to come in the later 1950s, this Pontiac manages to be both sporty and formal at the same time. The light yellow paint is great to show off the original chrome trim, including the streaks running along the hood, matching piece cascading down the deck lid, the intricate front grille, artfully sweeping side trim, and emblems embedded in the rear fenders. The addition of modern 17-inch alloys are a nice bright hint at the upgrades underneath. But really, we think this is stunner because the classic details are so correct, right down to the amber Indian head hood ornament that still leads the way.
Open the door to a very cool custom interior. After all, cruising just became a lot easier with bucket seats and a cup holder center console. Many of the original bright work elements of the original dash and side panels were retained in this build, but now they are joined by provisions for modern upgrades like an AM/FM/CD stereo and air conditioning. As you slip behind the more modern Pontiac steering wheel, and gaze at the Pontiac full gauge package, you start to understand where some of the upgrades to this Chieftain came from.
Tilt the hood forward for your favorite update. This one has the unmistakable look of a fuel-injected LT1 V8. This 350 cubic-inch motor is a powerful addition, which should delight even Pontiac fans, because after all, the best 3rd generation Firebirds received this setup. The LT1 was cleanly installed with a better breather and dual electric fans to keep it running cool. More than just an upgraded motor, you're going to love showing off the suspension, too. It's more Firebird than Chieftain underneath with a modern independent front suspension, trailing arm rear, sway bars front & rear, and four-wheel disc brakes. Add in power steering and a four-speed automatic transmission, and this classic Pontiac is capable of much more modern moves.
This is that perfect restomod that you can enjoy today, and with all the money you save, there's even room in the budget to take it to the next level. Cars this unique and cool that are also so affordable never stay long in the showroom. Call now!