Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2022 – #5 Don and Jackie Heidt’s 1952 Pontiac Chieftain
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#5 Don and Jackie Heidt’s 1952 Pontiac Chieftain
One easy way to stand out in the hot rod and custom car crowd is to build something other than a common Ford or Chevy. Another way is to have your car built by a shop with a distinctive and definitive style. Don and Jackie Heidt did both when they had Kindig-It Design build their custom 1952 Pontiac Chieftain convertible.
A longtime GM fan, Don jumped at the chance to buy the drop-top Pontiac two decades ago, though it languished in his shop as a “someday” project for years while Don got other projects on the road. A chance meeting with Dave Kindig at the Colorado Nationals led to a series of conversations that ultimately saw the Pontiac being built at Kindig-It, right as the shop’s star ascended with the beginning of the Bitchin’ Rides TV show.