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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1956 Pontiac Safari

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1956 Pontiac Safari. This classic hardtop wagon is powered by a 350ci V8 backed by a 700R4 automatic transmission. Features include power windows, power front disc brakes, power bucket seats, blue LED ambient inside lighting, and a unique built-in ice chest. Painted gray and white with a gray leather and cloth interior, this modified Poncho comes with an original shop manual and clear title in the seller’s name.

The flanks of this Safari have been repainted from the original blue to Shadow Gray and Mercedes Cream White. Exterior features include upgraded headlights from the original sealed beams, dual side mirrors, rear fender stone shield, tinted glass, and a pair of chrome exhaust tips.

A set of 17-inch chrome Ridler wheels are wrapped in 215/55 Toyo Extensa A/S radials.

The cabin consists of updated seats upholstered in gray leather and striped cloth. Features include a folding rear seat, power buckets with lumbar, custom center console with cup holders, power windows, and a rear spare tire well converted into a nifty ice chest.

The instrument panel features a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for the battery, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and fuel level. The odometer shows 57,999 miles, which the seller claims is correct.

Powering this Pontiac is a 350 small-block topped by an aluminum intake manifold and 650-cfm four-barrel carburetor. Underhood features include polished aluminum valve covers, chrome air cleaner housing, and chrome electric fan. The transmission is a 700R4 four-speed automatic.

The undercarriage features an independent front suspension and solid rear-drive axle. Braking is handled by power front discs and rear drums. A dual exhaust system exits underneath the rear bumper.

The auction for this 1956 Pontiac Safari ends Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT). 

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and a photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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