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YAK Car Pic of the Day

53 pont blu bflo f copy

It was trumpeted in the brochure as “Dual-Streak Styling,” but with sales dropping, it was just a few years later that new Division General Manager Bunkie Knudsen, as one of his first moves, eliminated those chrome doo-dads which went over the trunk and hood — a styling hallmark for years. Here you see them on this 1953 Pontiac Catalina, seen last week while driving through Black Rock. The Catalina designation signified Pontiac’s version of the pillarless hardtop. This one, wearing a set of Pontiac rims from the 1970s, is missing its fender skirts, and the grille looks like it’s been painted. Otherwise, looks pretty original.

53 pont blu bflo r copy— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Ridgewaycynic2013

    THAT was a stock hood ornament?…or do you think it came from J.C. Whitney?

    • Jim Corbran

      Not only is the Indian Head a stock hood ornament, it lights-up at night.