1953 Pontiac Chieftain tin woody 4 door station wagon

1953 Pontiac Other skirts, great stainless, NOS hubcaps

Condition: Used
Make: Pontiac
Model: Other
Type: 4 door station wagon
Trim: skirts, great stainless, NOS hubcaps
Year: 1953
Mileage: 9,999,999
Color: primer
Engine: original straight 8 cylinder
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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For sale is an extremely well preserved 1953 Pontiac ( tin woody ) 4 door Chieftain wagon.....nicest unrestored body we have ever seen....no dents, not even a ding!, 99% rust free....after you have viewed all the other tin woody wagons around this price and then notice how they all typically need extensive body and floor repair because of rust and 63 years of exposure, here you can have this one with a practically perfect body!..read on...the color you see is factory colored primer..there is almost no surface rust anywhere on the body
This wagon was stored and covered inside an aircraft hangar for 47 years ...the body has been carefully sanded to remove the original paint and leave as much original factory primer as possible.....there appears to be essentially no bondo or body work that has ever been performed, nor will anything more than just the basic paint prep of sanding and lite blocking be necessary in preparation for new paint. The 1% rust present in the entire car is confined to about 5 holes in the floor, each about the size of a pencil eraser
The door, fender and tailgate fitment/alignment is outstanding....the car is more than 95% complete
The straight 8 motor was rebuilt but never run years ago...it remains clean and shows that work that was previously done....everything is original....correct seats and door panels still wear original factory upholstery material to use as patterns..tiny imperfection in windshield, flat glass replacement sets are readily available....we have not tried to start the car since we received it....this is a great candidate for a modern drivetrain restoration and nice tin woodys can sell for well over $25K....this is as nice a starter as you will ever find
This project is very complete...front and rear bumpers with guards, all of the interior garnish moldings are present, the seats, the exterior trim, ...we are including a beautiful set of dog dish hubcaps that are New Old Stock, never been installed that cost us $450 and nice original rear skirts that cost $250 for the pair
The car currently rolls on a set of brand new thin whitewall radials...the only things missing are the window regulators and door handles/locks....we were going to install aftermarket power windows with shaved door handles and remote poppers.....less expense, far easier to locate and install....for the purist who wants to go all original, the used pieces needed are not difficult to locate online
Yes, you may find several tin woodies for sale for slightly less money than the asking price for this beauty.....but please be aware that these wagons were always prone to rust issues in the lower front fenders, door bottoms, roof drip rails, lower rear quarters, lower tailgate and lower liftgate, as well as notorious for floor issues including the spare tire well that typically require costly and time consuming replacement labor and materials......this wagon body is in amazing condition and requires essentially no body work whatsoever....a major savings of money, time and trouble well worth the difference you may initially save by buying another less expensive money pit ....true it needs a full restoration, but will be an outstanding investment based upon the current popularity of these wagons...can be very easily returned to a total original or is also an incredible opportunity to build a one-off custom street/resto rod...surf's up!
Clear California title, my name, current non-op status.....probably one of the nicest original, unrestored tin woody projects available anywhere near this price.....proceeds will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America and other needy charities serving homeless or disabled veterans...thank you for your consideration...and thank you Veterans for all you do to protect our country.We will be happy to supply additional specific pictures to anyone seriously considering purchasing this wagon who has a concern about an area not already shown.....also you may call 818-7849820 with any questions you may have...my name is RobertThis wagon has been described as honestly and thoroughly as possible, to the best of our ability...there is no warranty of any sort implied or expressed....it is for sale locally and we reserve the right to remove it from here at any time...we will be happy to cooperate with shipping companies at loading time...all costs of shipping will be the sole responsibility of the buyer
We will consider all serious offers that are very close to the asking price...this is a great car being sold to raise money for disabled veterans in need of assistance...all honor and respect to the men and women who bravely serve to protect us all