1953 Pontiac

1953 Pontiac

1953 Pontiac

From John Gunnell’s book “75 Years of Pontiac Oakland“:

“In 1953, PMD designer Raoul Pepin had rendered in steel one of the best looking products to wear a Pontiac badge. New “Dual-Streak” styling was characterized by enlarged bodies, on a two inch longer wheelbase, with modernized features throughout. Appearance improvements included one-piece wraparound windshields; wraparound back lights; recessed headlamps; smoothly stepped-up fender fins; a high contour deckline; dual, divided body moldings, and a completely revised grille.”

1953 Pontiac production total = 418,619

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4 Responses to “1953 Pontiac”

  1. Jim Landrum Says:

    anyone have production figures for the 1953 Pontiac convertible models?
    Also not sure if they were only available in the Chieftian Deluxe trim.

  2. Hi Jim – in one reference book (Standard Catalog of Pontiac 1926-2002 by John Gunnell), I show body style 2567DTX listed under the Chieftain Special and Chieftain Deluxe Six and Eight, no breakdown though of the convertible only production #s. However, in John’s other book, 75 Years of Pontiac Oakland, he does mention that 13,500 convertibles were produced in 1953.

  3. charles coker 1953 pontiac technical advisor Says:

    the 1953 pontiac chieftain convertible was only offered in the deluxe trim models, no pontiac chieftain special series convertibles. charles coker.

  4. Raoul Pepin , a french canadian ?

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