1957 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina 4-door hardtop- clean! Rebuilt engine, trans ++

1957 Pontiac Other

Condition: Used
Make: Pontiac
Model: Other
Type: Pillarless 4 door hardtop
Year: 1957
Mileage: 16,420
Color: Carib Coral + White
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Monterey, California, United States

Description for Pontiac Other 1957

1957 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina 4 door hardtop

I am listing this car for some friends who have owned it since 2000. It is driven often and taken on theoccasional day trip and has proven to be a reliable driver. It comes with a stack of receipts for all the maintenance they've had done over the years to keep the car in good running condition at all times. I have recently driven the car myself and it starts right up, uns, rives and stops perfectly and is very comfortable to drive.

This is a car that can be enjoyed and taken to car shows as-is, r is an extremely solid start for someone who wants to go the full route with the new paint, hrome, tc. Much of the hard work has been done with the motor, ransmission, nd other systems having already been rebuilt.

That said, t is an old car and old cars always need work of some kind and this car is no exception. Please keep this in mind and ask all questions before you bid.

If you've read this far, ou probably already know that 1957 Pontiac 4-door hardtops are also somewhat rare. There were just over 40,000 Chieftain Catalina 4 door HT's built, ut how many are still on the road? This ain't the '57 Chevy that you see at EVERY local cruise night. Why not drive something different?

Please find moreinfo about the car below. I encourage you to ask any and all questions you may have about the car before you bid.

The basics:

-347 Cubic inch V-8 w/ Hydramatic transmission

-Body/style number: 2739

-The VIN decoder at pontiacsafari.com says the that this car was built in Pontiac's South Gate, alifornia plant

-Paint code 'RKK' indicates that the color combo was Caribe Coral/Sheffield Gray

-Mileage: 16420

Updated in recent years:

-Engine completely rebuilt in 2012 (approximately 2000 miles ago) by a reputable local shop that specializes in classic American cars (receipts available)

-Transmission rebuilt in 2013(approximately 1000 miles ago)by the same shop above(receipts available)

-Interior has been re-done. Seats, oor panels, eadliner, nd carpets are all in very nice condition.

-Repainted in original color 'Caribe Coral' some years ago, ut still looks very presentable as you can see in the photos

Other attributes:

-Very nice stainless trim all the way around with minimal dings, tc.

-Extremely solid body...rockers are 100% solid, rip rails are clean and rust free. Overall, few small dings here and there on an older respray, ut the body on this car is very solid and straight.

-All chrome is original and shows some wear, ut still very presentable

-California black plate car with current registration

Things you should know:

-There are some small spots of rust (see pics) around the door bottoms. These spots are extremely small, ut still worth mentioning.

-There is avintageA/C unit under the dash, hich was working just fine and blew cold air until the engine was rebuilt. The owners stopped using it because the pulley on the unit started rubbing against the upper radiator hose and eventually caused a leak once it wore through. The climate here is pretty mild, o they just pulled the belt off and haven't used it since. My guess is that if you loosened the unit under the hood and re-positioned it, ou could put the belt back on and have A/C again, ut you'd just have to try it and see if it works.


The seller of this vehicle is the legal owner and has a clear California title intheir name. No warranty is expressed or implied with the sale. I have made every attempt to describe the car as accurately as possible. It is for sale as-is and where-is. This vehicle is for sale locally, s well as on other internet sites. I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.

PLEASE ask any and all questions before bidding. The LASTthing I want is for you to drive across five states with your trailer in tow, nly to get here and find out the car isn't what you wanted. I will answer any question about the car to the best of my ability, nd if I don't know the answer, 'll find it before the end of the auction.

I want this to be a good experience for all parties involved.

A $500.00 deposit via Paypal is due within 48 hours of the close of the auction, alance to be paid in cash upon taking possession of the vehicle. You MUST pick-up the vehicle within 1 week of the close of the auction. If you are not able to meet these requirements but still want to bid, ou must contact me BEFORE bidding and we will work something out.