1956 Pontiac Star Chief Lead Sled Rare NASCAR motor

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Star Chief
  • Type: Two Door Sedan
  • Trim: Custom
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 1,000
  • Color: Black/Red
  • Engine size: Pontiac
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: 5sp manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States


1956 Pontiac Stare Chief, rust free Arizona car. Full custom, shaved, remote entry, 5in chop, lowered, new paint, black with red metal flake roof. Original, rebuilt 317 NASCAR motor .030 over, roller cam, dual carbs on Offenhauser manifold, Turner five speed manual transmission. Only 200 of these cars were built only fifteen currently registered, extremely rare car. Less than 1K miles since completion. Starts, runs and drives excellent, everything is new, drive anywhere. This is a show car with outstanding paint. Total cost for the build was in excess of 60K. Thurman 951 552 0830
Car has one blemish in rear deck lid shown in pic, received by who knows who at last car show. Other than that car is perfect. This is not my car, call owner for full details and all questions. Thurman @ 951 522 0830.......

In March 1956, an “extra hp” V-8 was released. It also displaced 317 cubic inches, but came with 10.0:1 compression heads; dual four-barrel Rochester carburetors; a special intake manifold; a fuel pump with larger valves; a dual-element Delta-Wing air cleaner; a greater overlap high-output camshaft; revised valve timing; longer-stemmed valves; high-tension valve springs and shields; anti-pump-up hydraulic lifters; and modified electrics. The output of this so-called “NASCAR” engine was 285 hp at 5100 rpm. It was tested for 0-to-60 mph in 11 seconds flat and 16.2 mpg fuel economy. Pontiac experts estimate that 200 cars were equipped with this motor, which was intended primarily for professional stock cars, but found its way into amateur drag racing cars.

The potential of the 285 hp engine was not lost on 73- year-old speed ace Ab Jenkins. who took a high-output Chieftain 860 coupe to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a 24- hour world speed record run in which he covered 2,841 miles at an average speed of 118.37 mph. The same car, with drilled-out wheels to make it lighter, then set a 100- mph distance/speed record of 126.02 mph.