Join us as we examine one of our vintage finds from the 2014 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance…

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This second generation 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Custom is owned by Richard Stanley of Los Angeles.

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Second gen Star Chiefs came standard with a 289 V8, and the addition of the two chrome stripes down the hood makes them easy to identify.  I like to think that those chrome strips were added so the airplane ornament could use the hood as a real landing strip.

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The Custom was the top of the Star Chief line, with a lower, Deluxe model available as well.

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The Star Chief rose to fame in 1955 on episode 110 of I Love Lucy when Lucy and Desi drove a convertible version to California.

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The use of chrome accents throughout the car are astounding – from flat to angled to grooved, they truly make the lines of the car even more spectacular.

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Stay tuned as we bring you more vintage finds from the 2014 Greystone Concours!

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