It was not until 1949 that Pontiac (General Motors) recovered sufficiently after World War II to introduce new automobiles. The Pontiac Chieftain, a 4 door sedan was one of these. Manufactured until 1958 in Michigan and various other assembly plants across the USA, we have chosen to model the 1954 version of the Chieftain which falls into the first generation of the marque and was very similar in size, components and engine size to its slightly larger sister the Pontiac Streamline. It came with four model variants too – sedan, sedan coupé, business coupé and de luxe convertible coupé. There were also different engine sizes as well as a choice of 3 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission.
1954 was an innovative year for the Pontiac Chieftain when it was upgraded to a level of contemporary opulence. It now featured air conditioning with in-dash control (an optional extra), an adjustable front seat, ‘power lift’ front windows, the windscreen was now one piece and the slightly longer body now featured sleeker lines. A final addition was the introduction of power brakes. Despite all that, the car still lacked a really powerful engine in 1954, which would be remedied with the next generation of the marque.
Look out! The California Highway Patrol are in charge of the third 1:87 release of the 1954 Pontiac Chieftain saloon! Our four-door ‘sedan’ comes in black with white masked roof with the California Highway Patrol emblem printed in full colour on the white panelled front doors. It is quite a contrast from the pale blue and dark blue series launch model and the pale lemon and white version that followed. On this third release, the bumpers, badging and trim are all silver, including the five continuous strips running the depth of the bonnet. The Police car is registered SE8 Calif 1954. A final detail includes a chrome plated loudspeaker positioned on the front of the roof above the windscreen, ensuring their target got the message loud and clear!
Just over 5cm in length H0 scale.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850