My Canadian 57 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan. Built in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in July 1957. Sold originally in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada by a Pontiac/Buick dealer named Amos. Came back to Ontario, Canada in 1979. I bought the car May 1996 in Omemee, Ontario, Canada and restored the car original from October 1997 to May 1998. The car has many factory and dealer accessories and I drive it on average 4,000 miles a year from April until November. My 57 has the original 261 inline six cylinder motor and three speed stick on the tree. In 1957 just over 48,000 Canadian Pontiac's were built and this was very good numbers for Canada in 1957. The car is a dream to drive and I show the car in memory of my dad Anthony (1927-1993). My mom and dad owned the same car from 1959-1970 and I grew up with it and continue to have fond memories of our family's 57 Pontiac. Cheers. George
Original looking interior includes 57 Chev steering wheel, that was original for a Canadian Pontiac. Accessory seat belts, compass, traffic light viewer, tissue dispenser, litter container, emergency brake light, vacuum ash tray, gas pedal cover, am radio, clock, spot lights and Autronic head light dimmer.
isztvan56 on Feb 25, 2021 said:
Congrat George, you did awesome job. I just recently joined this group, as a new owner of 1957 Pontiac, same as yours, but not restored yet. I bought it two weeks ago here in BC. I ned some help with vehicle info, if you are willing. Thanks in advance![Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Oct 28, 2020 said:
Mario, thank you for the kind sentiments. Family is number one and our love for vintage cars right after. My dad had a company car from 1967 to 1969 that was a low end 1967 Chev full size wagon that was white with a blue interior. I remember as a kid thinking that that car was huge. Mario, thank you for posting all that amazing vintage Chevy stuff, it is very well appreciated sir. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Nov 13, 2020 said:
I just need to mention, that this is not the same exact car my parents owned from 1959 to 1970. By 1970 my parents 57 Pontiac was a rusted out mess but it was the engine blowing that made my dad get rid of it. My 57 is an exact duplicate of my dads 57, except I have added much more accessories than my dads car ever had. It would have been sweet to have owned the same 57 my dad had but at least I have my dads 74 Chevy Caprice Estate. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Dec 1, 2020 said:
I don't have any of my Dad's cars but I managed to hold onto the original hood ornament from his 1952 Ford Customline. He gave it to me when he bought an eagle hood ornament and changed the original on the hood. I also have many of his old NY plates with the number 59MR. His house number 59 and his initials MR. Good keepsakes that will go with me! Mario[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Feb 22, 2021 said:
I appreciate all the kind words regarding my pride and joy. I have now had her for 25 years and many many miles of cruising to shows over the years. A very reliable car that always starts cold with two pumps of gas. In 25 years only let me down twice, once because the original starter fried and once because an original rear wheel bearing went. I have no issues driving this car anywhere. I enjoy usually being the only 57 Pontiac at car shows. I get many nice reactions from folks because it is a car you do not see very often. I look forward to spring to hear that sweet 261 in liner six hum again. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 31, 2021 said:
Happy New Year George to a dedicated member of the the American Torque Brotherhood. Or is it PERSONhood now?
Let us enjoy our best memories of 2021 which shouldn't take long.
Make new and better memories in 2022. And always remember, it's better to give than receive so post up those threads and comments and give us all the enjoyment we need as we go through 2022.
Rob[Reply to this comment]