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She's gonna be fine, my Ponch '59...


Hey all,

I'm super pumped right now... I recently sold my '65 Laurentian so I could find something a little older, and yesterday I bought a 1959 Strato Chief 2-door w/ post... big pile of rust in the usual spots, needs floors, & the 261 that's in it should fire up once all the usual bits are rebuilt or replaced.

Typical of a car that spent 12 years in a farmer's field, and another 2 years in a driveway... but it IS 100% complete... no missing bits whatsoever... and it's never been in an accident.

I've definitely got my work cut out for me, but when it's all said & done it's going to be worth it...

As is expected... here are some before-pictures...



-- Edited by Fat Dave on Saturday 3rd of October 2009 05:12:50 PM

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FOR SALE = 1959 Pontiac Strato Chief 2-dr w/ post, 261 w/ 3-on-the-tree


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I think you got a sweet deal.

Love those big boats!

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dont forget to add it to our registry?

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That would be cool with a 348 three two barrel . Nice haul.

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Thats a fine bodystyle the 59'. Good find.

You've sure got your work cut out for you...no pun intended!

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Sweeeeet car!

Check out this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-PONTIAC-CATALINA-FACTORY-389-TRI-POWER_W0QQitemZ120406603875QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item120406603875&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A317%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

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-- Edited by Ed M on Monday 20th of April 2009 01:46:41 PM

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Look like a real deal even got all 4 hubcaps

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57poncho wrote:

Look like a real deal even got all 4 hubcaps



Ya those original dog dish must go for close to $200 alone!! wink  Really like the car, good luck with it.

 



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Weyepopping.gifW...really great score!!!

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another 59! Finally!! Great score on the car. Im on another site called pontiac-59.com with all other 59 owners (not too many of us) Anyways, glad to see another land yaught like mine on the site. And, if you do find anybody who makes replacement panels let me know!!

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And your a fellow guitar player to boot!! I'll post some pics of the progress on my 59 rat rod.

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Cool car. Welcome aboard. Looks like "minor rust" to us Ontario folk!

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heres a pic just after i got done painting it (tremclad mat black spraypaint) The top is a different color of green now though. Im in the process of doing the door panels and seats.

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 I like the plate number...3-67! My month and year!! Thanks...(lol)


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i might get a personal plate with kool59. If it was just not so expensive!

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Nice, Saw it on KIJIJI, but didn't get a chance to go look at it. I may have a lead on some parts, depending on what you need. A friend of mine has a 4 door that hes in the process of stripping. Always coming across cars that aren't much good except for parts. I have a 60 4door thats being scrapped as well.

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As far as little bits go I should be fine... I'm the 3rd owner and nobody's done a thing to 'er yet... but if your friend's gonna have any extra body panels, I'd be interested.

And my v-shaped trim piece at the back of the driver's side fin has a piece busted off, so I'm sure I'll need one of those.

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FOR SALE = 1959 Pontiac Strato Chief 2-dr w/ post, 261 w/ 3-on-the-tree


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I'll check and see what all hes taken off so far. He owns a 59 HT and a 59 Convert as well.

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1960 Laurentian Safari 
1960 Laurentian 4door(scrapped)
2001 Grand Am Traded on a '96 Suburban 2WD
2002 Hyundai Accent(SOLD)
1968 Grand Parisienne Scrapped and SOLD

 

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If you could ask im lookin for a hood emblem if he has an extra to sell. The one like my avatar, mine was messed up so i painted it green like the roof. I like it but would like an original one. Thanks Sixtywagon

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59poncho wrote:

If you could ask im lookin for a hood emblem if he has an extra to sell. The one like my avatar, mine was messed up so i painted it green like the roof. I like it but would like an original one. Thanks Sixtywagon



Yup, Haven't forgotten you 59poncho, I will try an get over to his place this week to see what all hes got.

 



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1960 Pontiac Strato Chief Safari
1960 Laurentian Safari 
1960 Laurentian 4door(scrapped)
2001 Grand Am Traded on a '96 Suburban 2WD
2002 Hyundai Accent(SOLD)
1968 Grand Parisienne Scrapped and SOLD

 

Calgary, Alberta, but raised in Peterborough

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