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Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by Tom Miller, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Pulled this out of 30+ year hibernation.
    Poor storage deteriorated it a bit, but very solid, looks worse than it really is.
    Drag car since the mid 60's, came out of Tampa way back when.
    Factory heater delete car.
    Early Olds/Pontiac rear with a 4.30 Posi

    He couldn't remember which class he raced it in, but it ran mid 14's at one time with a auto trans. 58 chieftan dragcar 001.jpg
  2. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    more pics 58 chieftan dragcar 002.jpg
  3. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

  4. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

  5. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

  6. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    door 58 chieftan dragcar 006.jpg

    I bought it from Ralph, first drag racer must have been "Jim"
  7. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Last for now 58 chieftan dragcar 007.jpg
  8. urbancowboy0307

    urbancowboy0307 Silver Level contributor

    Cool lookin' car!
  9. SmallHurst

    SmallHurst The Polyglas Pimp!

    Nice find! Is it going to go up against Stefina or are you going gasser with it?
  10. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    I'm not real sure just what I want to do, or what I should do with the car.

    NOT going to restore it.

    Possibly pie crust cheater slicks on chrome reverse in the rear with some old type mag up front.:Brow:
  11. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

    WOW,,,, one of my very favorite cars from back in the day..... the real rare one is the 1957 Bonneville... there were only about 5 or 600 made the last half of 1957... were fi and had it wrote across the front fenders in big chrome letters....
    the one that was in our town was a convertible...and was bad fast....:Brow:
    I never owned a pontiac,,, but some in the family did... loved them....
  12. OHC JOE


    I love old race cars from back in the day...I am only 35 years old so when I hear stories its awesome... the best thing about living in so cal is going to a car show and hanging out with jim wangers and asking him about those days when he would race and the things guys thought and did to there cars to make them faster.....wangers is one great guy to get old school stories
  13. Brian Stefina

    Brian Stefina Well-Known Member

    Ugly colors.......:laugh::laugh:

    Neat car, I'll have to get my other '58 ready for some match race action!!

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Very cool barn find!
  15. Donny Brass

    Donny Brass 12 Second Club Member

    I agree no full resto... heck, that should buff out :)

    neat find Tom !
  16. John Brown

    John Brown On permanant vacation !!

    That could make a reasonably fast pure stock car with a little fluffing. My cousin had a 4 barrel 58 Pontiac that looked a good bit like that one, auto trans, lighter green with white two tone, post car, and it would show its tail lights to my 15.00 second 57 Chevy 283 4 speed car quite easily. Good score there Tom. :TU:
  17. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

    It was in the late 60's that ''blueprinting'' started.... If you took that pontiac and completely blueprinted the whole car, the looks/performance would astound you in stock classes.....:Brow:
  18. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Cool Tom
    So what did the car have originally, a 389 tri-power from the factory?
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  19. Jeremy McNicol

    Jeremy McNicol We had a good time

    Cool car. I get the feeling your excited about this 1
    What parts do you need? Monday I'll show some pics at work couple guys might just have something you need
  20. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Not sure what I need yet, other than the driver side upper cove trim that runs from the door to tail light(it blew off on the way home:mad:)

    Sold the 64 Chevelle the other day, the 61 Buick may go on the block,who knows.

    Last Sunday I looked at a 57 Chevy wagon that was a drag car raced at Martin when it opened, and the guy got P.O.'d about something with the rules, so he brought it home and parked it.....IN 1965:shock: That thing was too cool for words, named the Aztec Warrior, oh yeah, and not for sale,darn.

    Got a couple other vintage drag car leads I'm following up on, kinda like looking for Big Foot, or the Loch Ness Monster.

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