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1958 Chieftain/Super Chief/Star Chief/Bonneville Ads
Part 1

In an effort to consolidate body styles for 1959, the 1958 Pontiac designs would be used for only one year. The Chieftain and Bonneville models (A-body) were mounted on 122" wheelbase chassis, and the Super Chief and Star Chief (B-body) were mated to 124" long wheelbase chassis. The largest GM models (C-body) were not utilized by PMD. For 1959, only a long and short-wheelbase B-body would be used by Pontiac.

The Bonneville added a 2-door hardtop coupe to the lineup, and fuel injection was now optional across the board.

The Pontiac V8 was increased in displacement for the third time in three years, now punched out to 370 cubic inches. Horsepower ratings ranged from 240 with 2bbl induction, to 310 in the fuel injected version.

New features for this year included a new "X" design frame, Air-bag suspension, and LOTS of chrome trim.

New controversial designs and a strong economic recession brought Pontiac production numbers down for '58; the lowest yearly total seen since post WWII 1946.

Chieftain production total: 129,140
Super Chief production total: 27,128
Star Chief production total: 48,795
Bonneville production total: 12,240

Pontiac production total: 217,303

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*1958 Pontiac Super Chief, 4-door Hardtop, orange (10.5 x 14) 1-page This ad is missing a 6" sidebar page.
1958 Pontiac Bonneville, 2-door Sport Coupe, Silver (21 x 13.5) 2-page spread
1958 Pontiac Chieftain,2-door Catalina hardtop, blue/white (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page
1958 Pontiac Chieftain, 4-door hardtop, red (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page
1958 Pontiac Chieftain convertible, white/orange (165 x 13.5) 2-page spread
*1958 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Safari, white/yellow (10.5 x 13.5)1-page This ad is missing a 6" sidebar page.
1958 Pontiac/Saginaw Steering Gear, Chieftain Safari, red (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page, buddy ad
*1958 Pontiac Star Chief 4-door hardtop, red/white (10.5 x 14) 1-page This ad is missing a 6" sidebar page.
1958 Pontiac Star Chief 4-door hardtop, yellow (16 x 14) 2-page spread
*1958 Pontiac Super Chief 4-door hardtop, yellow (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page This ad is missing a 6" sidebar page.
1958 Pontiac Super Chief convertible, black & white (6.7 x 9.25) 1-page
1958 Pontiac Passing Test, black & white (8.125 x 10.875) 1 page. Contributed by Eric Cashdan.
1958 Pontiac Bonneville sport coupe, red/Bonneville convertible, blue Ad "Introducing a new breed of cars - Bonneville" (8.2 x 11.0)
1958 Pontiac Bonneville sport coupe & convertible Ad "Bold New Bonneville by Pontiac" (10.4 x 13.7) 1 page.
1958 Pontiac Bonneville sport coupe Ad "PONTIAC" (10.5 x 14) 2-page spread.
1958 Pontiac Bonneville convertible & sport coupe Ad "Bold New Bonneville by Pontiac" (8.2x11.0)