1940 Pontiac

1940 Pontiac

1940 Pontiac

From John Gunnell’s book “75 Years of Pontiac Oakland“:

“Pontiac had a good year in 1940, selling 17 models of Sixes and Eights in four separate price classes. The Torpedo Eight is probably of greatest collector interest today, due to its rakish body styling and relatively low production. The cars had large windows, wide seats, front and rear ventipanes on the Sedan and long, graceful rear decks. The longer wheelbase accounted for extra-wide doors both front and rear, both with forward hinging.”

“A Plexi-Glas Pontiac was used in many promotions and was often seen in magazines.” (I believe the car is still around in private ownership.)

“The Station Wagon had an eight-passenger rating and space for almost any large family. Weatherproof duck fabric covered the longitudinal slat construction top. The body was of White Ash framing and Mahogany panels.”

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