This drop-top, lowrider custom Pontiac Starchief exudes class, luxury, and of course, a lot of powerby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Restomods are fun and can be called the car’s second innings. While some are resurrecting it in its same avatar, some cars go through a tremendous transformation. This 1956 Pontiac Star Chief belongs to the elite club. Autotopia LA covered this insane restomod by Fusion Motor Company of a ’56 Star Chief that comes with gorgeous looks, a plush interior, and a 900-horsepower engine under the hood. Such builds don’t come cheap and neither is this one. It costs almost a million bucks!
This Star Chief Restomod Is As Unique As It Gets
This 1956 Pontiac Star Chief has undergone a heavy transformation. The original shape of the car is retained, but it features a lot of exciting stuff. On the outside, it is finished in a violet hue with a lot of bling. The car comes with steel bumpers and the signature stars at the rear. The Harley headlights look neat, too. The cap-less fuel tank is hidden behind the taillights and is a nifty little touch on the car. This is a convertible and comes with a soft top that can be operated using a lever inside the cabin.
On the inside, the car comes with chocolate-colored upholstery all around. Things aren’t too modern here in terms of aesthetics and everything seems period-specific, including the steering wheel and the gauges. The HVAC controls are hidden in a compartment on the dash. All the buttons are switches are hidden, too. The only thing that seems to be from the present era are the cup holders.
This ’56 Star Chief Features an LSX Supercharged Engine That Makes 900 Horses
The Star Chief rides on a Roadster Shop chassis that’s been custom-made for it. The car is powered by a Chevy LSX V-8 crate engine with a Whipple supercharger that makes close to 900 horses! There’s a lot of custom fabrication here and the engine even comes with LS3 heads. The engine is mated to a Chevy-sourced 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission.
The car comes with an air suspension with three preset settings. The lowest setting literally puts the body to the ground, whereas the third one raised it to the top. The mid-level setting, as they say in the video, is the best when driving around.
The car costs close to a million bucks and is already sold. There’s no word on how long it took to build this, but since almost every component seems to be one-off custom-made especially for it, we’d say it would’ve taken over a year to complete it.
If you were given a million bucks and asked to pick one car, would it be a high-end hypercar, or would you spend money on something like this? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.