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1955 Pontiac Star Chief Specifications

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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1954 - 1966
Price : $2,360-$2,960
Weight : 3900 lbs | 1769.01 kg

Power

V 8 | Synchromesh
Displacement : 4706 cc | 287.2 cu in. | 4.7 L.
Power : 173 HP (127.328 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Compression : 7.4:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter WGD models 2182S
V 8 | Hydra-Matic
Displacement : 4706 cc | 287.2 cu in. | 4.7 L.
Power : 180 HP (132.48 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter WGD models 2182S
Transmission:
3 Manual Synchromesh Gearbox with Column-Mounted Gearshift , 3 Automatic Hydra-Matic

Production Figures

Total Pontiac Production for 1955 : 554,090
Total 1955 Star Chief production : 203,404
1955 Pontiac Star Chief
Convertible 2 dr. 6 P : 19,762
Custom Catalina Hardtop 2 dr. 6 P : 99,929
Custom Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 35,153
Safari Station Wagon 2 dr. 6 P : 3,760
Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 44,800

Dimensions

Convertible
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.2 in | 5339 mm.
Wheelbase : 124.0 in | 3150 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1490 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1500 mm.

Sedan
Price : $2,360
Weight : 3665 lbs | 1662.416 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.2 in | 5339 mm.
Wheelbase : 124.0 in | 3150 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1490 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1500 mm.

Custom Sedan
Price : $2,450
Weight : 3665 lbs | 1662.416 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.2 in | 5339 mm.
Wheelbase : 124.0 in | 3150 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1490 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1500 mm.

Custom Catalina Hardtop
Price : $2,500
Weight : 3675 lbs | 1666.952 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.2 in | 5339 mm.
Wheelbase : 124.0 in | 3150 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1490 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1500 mm.

Safari Station Wagon
Price : $2,960
Weight : 3750 lbs | 1700.971 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.2 in | 5339 mm.
Wheelbase : 124.0 in | 3150 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1490 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1500 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent

Rear : Semi-elliptic leaf springs

Steering
Rack and Pinion

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 7.10 x 15

1955 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $1,900
Avg. Household Income : $4,130
Avg. Home : $10,950
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.23

The 1955 Pontiac Star Chief measures 210.20 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 124.00 inches.