1958 Pontiac Chieftain

1958 Pontiac Chieftain

This is my 1958 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina Coupe. Originally this was my Dad’s car (My father gave me the car after having health issues and could no longer drive) and I am finishing up some minor restoration. This ol’ gal is powered by a Tri-power 370 cubic inch engine and is 90% complete with only 54K original miles. What a joy to drive.

– Danny Meadows

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40 Responses to “1958 Pontiac Chieftain”

  1. Ron
    Ron

    Really looks nice. Remember riding in one of these when I was a kid. Awesome boat!

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  2. Stephen Weber
    Stephen Weber

    Very nice. My uncle had a 58 Star Chief 4 door hardtop. Two tone green.

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  3. Bob Rose
    Bob Rose

    My first car,bought used, was a ’58 Chieftain, ordered from the factory sans chrome. When I bought it,64 GTO 389 Tri-power, 4-speed had been installed. Sleeper? YUP!

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  4. Eric Crane
    Eric Crane

    My Dad had the Canadian version when I was growing up , great car !!

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  5. FLEETWOODBOB
    FLEETWOODBOB

    MY DAD BOUGHT A NEW ’58 CHIEFTAN 9-PASSENGER WAGON.IT REPLACED A ’57 WAGON.QUITE AN IMPROVEMENT FOR ONE YEAR.

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    • Eben Loberg
      Eben Loberg

      I am looking for a 1958 Pontiac Super Chief 4 Door Sedan. Do you know if he wants to sell or knows about one which is for sale. Please let me know. Thanks

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  6. Roger Hartzell
    Roger Hartzell

    Gorgeous and rare Pontiac. 50’s GM Vehicles were real works of art.

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  7. Richard Lewis
    Richard Lewis

    My biggest regret in life was in 1968 giving my 58 Bonny convert with rare fuel injection to my kid sister when I went to Vietnam. i thought I would get it back when I got home, but she got married and her husband talked her into trading it for a new Mercury. I almost cry when I see one like yours.

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  8. Dave
    Dave

    Hello i’m looking for a 1958 chieftain gas tank or a new one which would fit,Thankyou

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    • Danny Meadows
      Danny Meadows

      Dave ,I am as well,got a pin hole. Those tanks are a rare beast. I’m gonna pull mine and have a local shop here in VA pressure test and patch if needed. There is a company I’m told in WVa that can build them,$1500 though….

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  9. Chris Dexter
    Chris Dexter

    What a beautiful car! I’m looking at a 58 for sale right now. Any tips on known issues or problems to look for?

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    • Jeff A Parks
      Jeff A Parks

      I know one for sale in FL, 1957 Pontiac 4 dr Chieftian tri power, air car in good condition.

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  10. walter mclaughlin
    walter mclaughlin

    Beautiful automobile. Good work.Father had good taste in automobiles. My father had Pontiac in his blood. also.

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  11. Jim Wiebe
    Jim Wiebe

    Very nice! I like it! Glad you have it! sentimental value for you coming from your Dad!

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      HI Farrel,

      Thank you for your patience while I got the answer.

      The original factory tire size on a ’58 Pontiac Chieftain is: 8 x 14

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3534, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

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  12. Robb Spangler
    Robb Spangler

    I am looking for a battery cover for my 1953 Pontiac Chieftain (6v). any help would be appreciated.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      HI Robb,

      Thank you for contacting us. In my search I didn’t find much but let’s put it out there and see if anyone responds back to you with any help.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-844-278-2050, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

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  13. theodore korbos
    theodore korbos

    I’m very interested in the car if still available ! Please call me at your earliest convenience!! 630-613-0919

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  14. Barry Dvle
    Barry Dvle

    What a beautiful car. This is my very favourite year for Pontiacs. Have wanted a 58 chieftain or Bonneville for over 50 years. Unfortunately, my job took me all over the west never living long in one place. I cannot afford one of these beauties now, but I am fixing a 56 fully loaded Cadillac.

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  15. Marvin Blair
    Marvin Blair

    I had the pleasure of working in the body shop of a Pontiac Dealership from June 1966 to Jan 1978. Started out as a helper in the paint shop later moved to the body shop and to body shop manager. Dealer ship was sold and you could not make enough money for the new owner. I was at the dealer for 12 years. Left to open my own shop in 1978. But I worked on a lot of that era Pontiacs and drove pontiacs until they stopped producing them, that was a sad day. even at 82 I still work on cars in my shop but having knee and hip probs at the moment. Hope to get them
    taken care of soon, just waiting on the surgeon to get back in his office then will get them replaced. But again Pont’s were great cars.

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  16. Dale Mueller
    Dale Mueller

    Danny
    What a boat I love it wish it was mine
    I love the lake pipes !!!!
    Enjoy

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  17. Tom Libby
    Tom Libby

    What I really miss is my 49 Caddy bulletproof hearse. Took 3 other couples to the Natick driven. No hitchhikers would get in the back. With floor shift the shifter knob went between my girlfriends knees. gas mileage was 1 to 1 gals per mile!

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  18. Rhett Hardwick
    Rhett Hardwick

    I actually recall these cars, seems to me it should have a Tri Power call out on each front fender.

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  19. Art in NJ
    Art in NJ

    Looks great. Remember these boats from when I was a kid. The old saying about Tri-Power was that it would pass anything but a gas station.

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  20. LeeM
    LeeM

    Gorgeous!!! The Chieftian Catalina wasn’t available up here in the Great White North.

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