1956 Pontiac Chieftain 870 4-DR Station Wagon

Brooklin Models
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In 1955 Pontiac, along with Chevrolet, burst onto the scene with entirely new styling and V8 engines. As bright and stylish as their predecessors had been dull and dependable, both ranges sold well in a range of body styles from sedans through convertibles and hardtops to station wagons. At the top of both wagon ranges Chevrolet had the Nomad and Pontiac the Safari, designs based on one of the stars of GMs Motorama 'dream car' models, the Corvette Nomad. Pontiacs had revised frontal treatment with a heavier, chromed central bar across the grille and revised side treatment. The 870 4 door wagon found just over 21,000 homes whilst only just under 13,000 860s were sold. The Safari was a rare bird with only 4,000 sales. All are extremely rare today.

 

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