1956 Pontiac Star ChiefReview
1956 Pontiac Starchief — The 1956 Pontiac I own is a great car. Styling is awesome but not as well styled as the 57 or 58 model years. Performance on all 56 Pontiacs was great. they all had the same basic V8 motor. high compression and 3 or 4 speed automatics or the 3 speed manual. Mine has the 4 speed auto with overdrive, the basic V8 pushing 205 HP and gets 20 MPG on the highway. Has kickdown up to 65 mph and will go over 100 mph. Interiors are very nice on these cars. Handling and steering is better then on the Chevys of comparable years. Mine has all original documentation and still is mechanically like it was 52 years ago. Has the underseat recirculating heater, power antenna, push button radio, clock, power steering and brakes, pedal operated windshield washer, factory exhaust tips, taillight brows, and backup lights. this car is highly optioned for a 1956. Very good car to own and drive around every day if need be.
Pros: styling, performance, appearance, reliability, price
Cons: harder to find then 55-57 chevys, mechanical parts harder to find then Chevy
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