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1953 vehicle ID clarification


hello to everyone!

 my 24yr.old son found and purchased a 1953 Pontiac chieftain in northern Ontario, the car has always been a Canadian owned vehicle since day one as per the title search.  we are in the process of doing some work on her although she runs great! if someone can chime in on deciphering the following badge found under the hood passenger cowl side. I do not know how to attach the picture so I will write it out

general motors of Canada limited

made in GM canada

model 25-69WD   25 model 69 4door W 6cylinder?? D deluxe

serial 325690003  = 3-53' 2-pontiac 5-chieftain 6cylinder 69-4dr.sedan 00083 83rd produced

engine W219211 W219??? 211 production number

trim 512 ??? cannot find this anywhere

paint 357 ???  (existing colors are body light powder blue rooftop dark cobalt blue)

body serial 20 ???

thank you for any help in advance.

 



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Here's what Std Catalog of Canadian Car I.D. Numbers has to say:

model 25-69WD = Chieftain, DeLuxe 6, 4 door sedan, 6 passenger 


serial number 32569WD00001 and up ( yours is quite possibly the 3rd produced ... or did you make a typo and its the 83rd? )

engine number W219001 and up ( yours is quite possibly the 211th produced )

trim 512 doesn't show in this book

paint 357 I'll take from memory as being horizon blue ( I had a 53 Chev , American built convertible that had a US code 503 that translated to the Cdn 357 code. )

I'm also going to send you a PM asking for some personal history on the car as I may know some of its history.

These descriptions have been updated/corrected due to errors in the reference source. 



-- Edited by norontcan on Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:30:58 AM

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Welcome to the site from Winnipeg. Hope you can start posting pics of your car.

 

Ian



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hello noroncan,

yes a typo should be  83rd produced , the numbers 8 , 9 and 6 along with letters y p stick. 

i replied to your pm. it was found in the temagami ontario area.

i am having trouble deciphering the transmission in the car, i need a seal for the front of it to stop it from bleeding.

 



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thank you, we look forward to enjoying the chatter of fellow classic car enthusiasts!

 



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hello again,
i took out a " 1954 Pontiac master parts catalogue ", the book contains parts "UP TO " 54 and also has written on the cover PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION Pontiac, Michigan. so i would lean to believe the parts are american numbering??
this is what i found:
1953 pontiac color numbers
color number 5318
upper caravan blue (stand alone code is 5301)
lower stardust blue ( stand alone code is 5308)

Trim Combinations
model 2511D-69D color 1953 cloth comb.no. 5360
"light blue pattern cushions and upper seat backs, solid dark blue lower seat backs."
now m sons car has a medium solid blue seat backs and door panels are medium blue and light blue. these all appear to be original. the drivers seat a is the only worn through area the rest of the interior cloth works is clean and with a great even patina throughout.
cheers,
amedeo



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