Cohort Pic(k) Of The Day: 1956 Pontiac Chieftain & 1986 Pontiac Fiero – Two Ages Of Pontiac

Here’s a curious pair by canadiancatgreen at the Cohort, capturing two different ages of the Pontiac saga. I believe the red and black one is a 1956 Chieftain, although the lack of trim makes that inconclusive. Yet, the model still belonged to the era of Pontiac as just an ‘upscale Chevy,’ just as “Bunkie” Knudsen and Pete Estes were beginning to work their magic.

The model behind the Chieftain needs no introduction. It’s the sinfully deadly Fiero, although getting less deadly by the ’86-’88 years. A rather questionable era of Pontiacs. As for the Corvair in the distance, it appeared a while back on its own post. 


Further reading:

On The Go Outtake: 1955 Pontiac Chieftain – The Well-Disguised ’55 Chevy 

Curbside Classic: 1984 Pontiac Fiero – GM’s Deadly Sin #19 – Give Us Five Years To Get It Almost Right And Then We’ll Kill It