1957 PONTIAC SAFARI
The 1957 Pontiac Safari was a station wagon produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. It was part of the Pontiac Star Chief line-up and was only offered as a two-door model. The Safari was one of the first American cars to feature a roof rack for carrying extra luggage or equipment.
The exterior design of the 1957 Pontiac Safari was based on the GM A-body platform, which was shared with other GM models such as the Chevrolet Bel Air and the Oldsmobile 88. The Safari had a longer wheelbase than the standard Star Chief models, which allowed for more interior space.
Under the hood, the 1957 Pontiac Safari was powered by a 347 cubic inch V8 engine that produced 250 horsepower. The engine was paired with a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. The Safari also featured power steering and power brakes as standard equipment.
The interior of the Safari was designed for comfort and convenience. The seats were upholstered in a combination of vinyl and cloth, and the cabin featured a radio, heater, and full instrumentation. The rear seats could be folded down to create a flat cargo area.
The 1957 Pontiac Safari was a popular choice among families and car enthusiasts. Its distinctive styling and powerful engine made it a standout in the crowded station wagon market of the era. Today, the Safari is considered a classic car and is highly sought after by collectors.