In the immediate postwar years, Detroit cranked up its styling studios in search of the “Next Big Thing.” In the case of GM, it was Harley Earl's Styling Section that led the charge toward “longer, lower and wider” automobiles. One of Earl's many ideas was to design a pillarless roof that simulated the typical convertible top in the upright position. The concept was adopted by Pontiac designer Herman Kaiser, who worked under Earl's direction while redesigning the Pontiac lineup for model-year 1949. New Pontiacs featured handsome full-width body styling with pontoon-style rear fenders and shared their 2-piece windshields with new Oldsmobile and Cadillac models. Two models, the Streamliner and more upscale Chieftain, were offered, both built on a 120-inch wheelbase chassis. The Chieftain, which replaced the 1948 Torpedo, incorporated higher-level trim, and for an extra $25 over the Streamliner, more passenger-seating capacity. In Deluxe configuration, both the Streamliner and the Chieftain additionally featured full-length body side spears and bright stone guards on the rear fenders. In 1950 the Chieftain Catalina debuted with the pillarless hardtop as its highlight feature. This gorgeous example has 75,000 original miles, and in finished in a gorgeous combination of Ivory and Charcoal grey. The engine starts and runs so smooth you can hardly perceive it to be running. The interior is nicely finished, and looks great in two tone cream and red. The combination of unique styling and sporty trim make this classic Pontiac a real winner. Contact Brian@Burnyzz.com or stop into our showroom to take this classic home today.
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