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1957 Pontiac Star Chief

1957 Pontiac Star Chief

Pontiac came under new management in 1957 when Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, son of former General Motors president Bill Knudsen, was moved from the Detroit Diesel Engine Division to take control. Knudsen’s effect was felt immediately when he declared new Pontiacs would appeal to a younger crowd. The ’57 Star Chief was already restyled, but Knudsen ordered changes to the appearance that hinted at the future.

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1957 Pontiac Star Chief

1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible P857H33218 – sold for $77,000 Offered from a prominent private collection. One of the most luxurious Pontiacs of 1957. An AACA National prize winner. Loaded with factory options; finished in great colors. An ideal Florida cruiser. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s