Pontiac Safari Station Wagon 1956 BOEING STEARMAN.psd
The Pontiac Safari Station wagon was built by Pontiac in January, 1956. It is interesting to note that this model is one of the very few full-size vehicle models to have been launched when Pontiac was a brand-new company. Like all great Pontiac vehicles, this station wagon has also had its share of model conversion and has been in continuous production ever since its inception. One great thing about the Pontiac Safari is the fact that it has always been a great Pontiac car with a great performance history, which explains why it has always been so popular with model car enthusiasts.
One great model that Pontiac built was the Specialty Van Special edition. This wagon had special edition packages like vinyl upholstery and vinyl coated floor mats, vinyl trim pieces, chrome exterior trim, and even chrome side skirts. The interior was also furnished with leather material, vinyl headliners, vinyl carpet, and even an audio system with two speakers. Though it was a truly special vehicle, it never received the affection of many Pontiac lovers and even though the wagon did not go over well with Pontiac lovers, it still managed to become a huge success worldwide thanks to its great looks and great performance.
In the late fifties the Pontiac Safari continued to be a great Pontiac car. There was even a Grand Wagoneer built as a collector's item. Though it had just been released in the United States, it went under the radar until it reached its first anniversary in the mid-sixties. When it was re-introduced in the United Kingdom (at least as a limited production run) it went under the radar again but still gathered plenty of support from its many enthusiasts.