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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Okay, so the ’57 Chevy may have been more popular (then and now), but it’s difficult to argue against the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief being the more stylish of the two. As it should have been, being the costlier. The Chevy Bel Air Sport Sedan (four-door hardtop) clocked-in at $2,364 and 137,672 left the factory, where this Star Chief Custom four-door Catalina stickered for $2,975 and there were 44,283 built. Here are photos of both. You be the judge. The Star Chief was spotted just yesterday in downtown Lewiston.

Star Chief

Star Chief

 

Bel Air

Bel Air

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • MaxPlanck

    Well, being the judge – and not the jury – I’ll be contrarian and say the Chevy’s more appealing than the Pontiac. Why? Solely personal preference; I think the Chevy is cleaner looking and GM’s design team got so carried away with differentiating the Pontiac, they overdid it with the chrome treatments and sundry emblems which look too cluttered and “busy” in my book. It’s a moot point anyway; I couldn’t afford either one.

    • Ridgewaycynic2013

      I think you’re right about “busy”…I just realized the back end of the Pontiac is only about 2 vents short of being Supercar. (Yes, the Gerry Anderson Supercar.)