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This chieftain came up for sale locally and the seller thinks it's a 1952.

The side chrome looks right for the year but I'm not having much luck matching up the hood ornament. 

Any thoughts of the correct year? 

I'm going to check it out and see if it's worth any spare parts or stuff. 

 

 

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53 canadian built, looks like base model. Get firewall tag #.... Then you will know

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Thanks guys! I get confused sometimes with USA or Canada and other makes. 

Saw a Pathfinder at a show once and looked like a dang Pontiac/Chev mix.

Hopefully the tag is there and readable. 

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On 10/7/2019 at 6:32 AM, Summershandy said:

Thanks guys! I get confused sometimes with USA or Canada and other makes. 

Saw a Pathfinder at a show once and looked like a dang Pontiac/Chev mix.

Hopefully the tag is there and readable. 

Yes, and as time goes on to 1955 they become more and more Chevrolet. In fact by 1955 I don't even know why a Pontiac was sold in Canada because it is was so much a Chevrolet.

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Canadian models always had different and often had better upholstery than the Chevrolet.  Canadian Pontiacs had foam in the seats long before Chevrolet.

Even back in 1937-1940 when Canadian Pontiacs had an overhead valve engine it was built by McKinnon industries in Canada and even though it contained some Chevrolet parts it was a Pontiac engine that had a larger bore and more horsepower.

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