Monday, September 3, 2012

Fastest 1957 Pontiac In The World

Happy Labor Day! To celebrate, our good friend, Mark Crutcher, gave us some recent photos of his 1957 Pontiac Chieftain 2-door hardtop. This is the same car featured in High Performance Pontiac. Mark claims it is the fastest 1957 Pontiac in the world with stock suspension designed in 1940 and a genuine Pontiac engine. To back-up the claim, he points to his 1/4 mile times at Speedworld Dragstrip in Whittmann, Arizona: 11.51 seconds at 114.39 mph--about the same as a McLaren F1, Ferrari 458 Italia,  Ford GT, Nissan GT-R, or Porsche 911 Turbo. We won't argue.

1957 Pontiac Chieftain Coupe in Clark Kent disguise
Mark Crutcher in his 1957 Pontiac on his way to 11.51 second quarter mile
Rear whitewalls exchanged for racing slicks
What's IN that thing?!! A 455 cubic inch Pontiac engine, bored to 470.

Thanks, Mark!

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