The Junior Star Chief was built for Pontiac Dealers to promote the new 1956 Pontiac. They were given away to lucky children through a variety of contests. These great little cars are approximately one third the size of a real 1956 Pontiac. They were the brain child of Jack Stuart a Designer with Pontiac's promotional division. Junior Star Chief production was contracted to Silvestri Art Studios of Chicago Illinois by Pontiac. The body is made of fiberglass. The steel chassis is powered by a 12 volt battery which powers a real Pontiac starter motor. Features include: Forward and Reverse, Foot Operated Brake. Working headlamps, working tail lamps, and a working horn.Thanks to Alex Emond for the heads up. One of these is for sale at Hemmings.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.