Hello all! I am new to this forum and new to antique automobiles. I have been a car junkie all my life, and finally have a classic to call my own. On November 23, 2013, I became the owner of a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe two door. It has the Flathead 239 6 with a manual transmission. I really didn't have this specific vehicle in mind....with years to think about what I wanted and years to look, I had pretty much narrowed my search to anything between 1928 and 1968. I have a fondness for Buick (and limited myself to GM makes). I found my Chieftain locally, and due to the fact that not everyone has one - like the tri-five Chevys - I fell in love instantly. So far, I have determined that there are a number of original parts on the Chieftain. Some...not so original. Like that grill for instance... Since 11/23/2013, and through reading posts from members - and Mr. Charles Coker - which are amazing and so informative, I have found out quite a bit of information on this black beauty... For instance, she isn't supposed to be black. I am anxious to pour over this forum and learn as much as I can about my car as possible and am eager for feedback from other forum members.