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Paul, continued good luck with that sweet 57 Pontiac wagon of yours. 



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Worked on installing new door weatherstripping and sound deadener in the right side doors this winter.

Hope to drive soon to see if it makes a difference, should be less wind/traffic noise.

Take care



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Canwag57 wrote:

The wagons were called SAFARI and the Nomad looking ones were called Custom SAFARI.

Here are a couple of pics I found.



-- Edited by Canwag57 on Wednesday 14th of November 2018 09:09:56 AM


That's a beautiful wagon you have Paul! What does it have for a power train?

I've downloaded the complete 1957 Canadian Pontiac brochure, attached are all three wagon photos from it (that's the sum total of wagon pics from the brochure).

In reading this thread, I only today noticed the fact that the "Pontiac" emblem on the front fender is further back on the Pathfinder, and that the Pathfinder has no "forward" part of the body side molding beyond the back door (on the four door models, or beyond the quarter panels two door models). Interesting!

My '57 is a basic four door sedan Pathfinder model w/261 & 3 speed manual. Only option is heavy duty suspension (which may explain why my leaf springs aren't sagged?). It isn't even two tone!

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I think this is the same green wagon I saw at the Fleetwood country cruise in about 10 or 12 years ago in London, Ontario. It looked very good back then. 



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Got the 57 out for a clean up today.
Wiped down the original seats that have survived 63 years.
Sad that cruise nights and car shows are cancelled this year due to Covid-19.
Hope you guys are staying safe and getting out for a drive with your rides.

Stay safe






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Beautiful wagon!

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That is a sweet sweet ride, congrats from a fellow wagon lover!

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This reminds me of the Strato chief my Dad had, same colour and his first new car. It was a 2 door post, 6 cyl, 3 on the tree; no radio. I remember him saying it was a $100 option that he couldn't afford. We sang all the old songs everywhere went to entertain ourselves, a lot of good memories! Yours is a beautiful example of the period.

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Glenn, you are so right that these old cars bring back great old memories when people see them out and about these days.We have had many people stop and talk about the old days when we fill her with gas etc.
It puts a smile on our faces.


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The car looks great. I love the color scheme inside and out. 



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The picture from the brochure is of an American wagon, check out the distance between the bottom of the front fender and the front door edge. Also the shape of the rear wheel well opening is so different.Looks like they just used the American picture and changed the emblem on the fender to Pontiac instead of the model.

 



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Glenn Musgrave wrote:

This reminds me of the Strato chief my Dad had, same colour and his first new car. It was a 2 door post, 6 cyl, 3 on the tree; no radio. I remember him saying it was a $100 option that he couldn't afford. We sang all the old songs everywhere went to entertain ourselves, a lot of good memories! Yours is a beautiful example of the period.


 Radio, we don't need any radio!



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