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February 2013 Feature Car


Nice choice Todd. I love this wagon when it was for sale I wanted to buy it but what would I do with two. Congrats Mike you are the proud owner of one sweet ride.



-- Edited by 57poncho on Friday 1st of February 2013 03:41:03 PM

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Our Feburary feature car belongs to Mike Homer. Mike's 1957 Pontiac Safari is a true survivor. It is almost impossible to find a Canadian built Pontiac still sporting it's original paint and interior. Mike's Safari has both. Mike tells us a little more about his awesome wagon:

Here are a few pics of my 57 Pontiac safari Wagon, it was built in Oshawa Ont and sold in Vancouver at Bowell/McLean motors. It is number 1510 of 1639 units of this body style.and is still the original Highland Green Metallic paint (not so shiny anymore).

There are just over 44,000 original miles on the car and the 261 cid straight six still runs down the road just fine. The interior is in great shape and the only addition is a stereo/cd player, cause it is a radio delete car. 


  I have added 15 inch steel wheels  with the original dog dish hubcaps and the surfboards on an old wooden roof rack! 


The ol' wagon gets a lot of attention when we take it to the beach or cottage country and last summer earned itself a trophy at the Bothwell car show for best unrestored/ original which was sponsored by RM Restorations in Chatham, Ont.



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It's gonna be another fun month looking at a cool feature car!

Congrats on making the front page!

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Just looking at it makes me think of summer vacation to the mountains. I can smell the pine needles now.............

Supper cool survivor.

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This car always draws a crowd at cruise nights in and around Toronto, nice to see it featured a real piece of Canadian automotive history. Say, the second photo looks like one of my trademark angle shots taken at the Queensway Canadian Tire cruise in a few summers ago.



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Mike your 57 Pontiac is one real sweet classic Canadian ride. I love that 57 beauty of yours. I know your car all too well, the previous owner Paul is a friend of mine. I was real close to buying your car from Paul and it was making me nuts wanting it so bad but not having any room for it. Of course now i feel like a complete idiot for not buying it when i had the chance. Nice to see you put the stock wheels back on her, good move Mike. We have spoken in the past and i look forward to seeing the car again and talking to you sir. I am so thankful Paul sold this sweet piece of Canadian automotive history to someone like you, that will keep the car's original integrity. They are only original once, as the saying goes. My 57 Pontiac was the same colour and interior as yours originally before i redid my 57. Mike, the best of luck with her and continued sweet classic cruisin. BEAUTIFUL 57 ride. Cheers. George.



-- Edited by long stroke on Friday 1st of February 2013 05:47:50 PM

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Wow awesome wagon , very cool story!! Looks really sharp , huge congrats on making the "feature car" club!!
Kevin

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something about the tri five chev and pontiac wagons

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Nice Choice! love to see a low mileage survivor still taking trips to the beach. The old window decals transports me back to my family trips. A real feel good car. Thanks for sharing!

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meteor61 wrote:

 The old window decals transports me back to my family trips. A real feel good car. Thanks for sharing!



Yep, that car sure has the right look!

 I can still remember the station wagon our family had when we were kids. (58 Ford)



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Mike are you the "new" owner from when it was "fur sail" or the person that had it up Fur sail??? Neat Ol wagon & I was interested in it but was Knee deep in the 52!!! You wouldn't want to know what I would have done with it!!! Enjoy & maybe I will see you at a cruise in or show this summer Pete

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Congrats on joining the "Club" Mike,

That original paint patina is just Sweeeet!



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Congrats excellent choice.

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Congratulations on your car being featured. Always appreciate these survivors and thanks for sharing with us.

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Mike is as nice in person as his car....I LOOOOOOVE wagons, especially Mikes!

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That's a great wagon ... just the wayi like a vehicle!



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nice car



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Love it! Unrestored is cool. Great choice Todd. This car just puts a grin on your face.

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Great Choice, Beauty of a Car

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Great choice! Amazing piece of history.

That car just screams "Road Trip!!".


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I remember seeing the ad on Kijiji a couple of years ago and wondering how come nobody was buying it...glad t see it went to a good home and that you're taking good care of it, it looks great

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