1940 Pontiac Coupe
The Pontiac name and emblem both have Native American roots. The
defunct GM division was named after Chief Pontiac, the courageous
Indian leader who had led a rebellion against the British in the
1760's. The original logo of the Pontiac brand, which GM introduced
in 1926, was an Indian headdress.
Formerly known as the Pontiac Torpedo Streamliner, now a sleek and
sensually curved hot rod that has been lovingly cared for by our
consigner for the past 16 years. This car was his pride and joy,
and it was driven for fun, and to shows. It has been beautifully
caressed on the exterior work and has a supercharger on top of a
350ci crate V8 under the hood. A totally custom interior, and some
snappy 15-inch wheels, and now we have a goer and a shower!
So as not to break up the wonderfully curved lines the chrome
bumpers have been shaved, leaving just the naked body which in
front has a Groucho Marx mustache style grille which is fronted by
a curving nose in a continuation of the hood. Molded in headlights
are flanking the hood and blend seamlessly into the bulbous front
fenders. The hood cowling is open for business and shows a peek of
the powerhouse underneath. Long slightly curved doors shaved of
their handles have consistent gaps and hold chrome framed glass all
around. A bulbed rear also shaved of its bumper has eye shaped
frenched in taillights flanked by rounded rear fenders, and next to
a rounded trunk lid. The running boards are body color, Maroon
Metallic, and are straight and true. Dual 2.5-inch exhaust tips are
looking out from below. On all 4 corners are 15-inch fan style
wheels that show some delaminating of the chrome on the blades.
A pop of the door from inside, since there are no exterior handles,
and we can see crushed velour door panels with custom billet style
machined aluminum handles and cranks. This leads our eye into the
original looking dash also in Maroon Metallic with a black faced
instrument cluster panel peppered with white faced gauges from
Stewart Warner. An aftermarket Kenwood AM/FM/Cassette radio is
neatly installed into the dash, and on the passenger's side the
original Pontiac badging with a large central plate and dual
horizontal wings with Pontiac Deluxe written in your grandmother's
handwriting. Charcoal gray leather neatly covers overstuffed
buckets in front, and a couch like rear 2 plus 2 bench. A B&M
shifter rises from gray carpet on the floors and is mirrored above
by a nice tight maroon headliner.
Where's the Beef??...well it's definitely under here in the form of
a 350ci crate V8 with aluminum heads and topped by a Demon 4-barrel
carburetor and stoked with a Weiand supercharger. On back is a 700
R4 4-speed automatic transmission, working in conjunction with a
Ford 9-inch rear. Consigner states that a dual 4-barrel setup also
comes with this car.
All clean and rust-free underneath with a solid X frame, good body
hangers, and a like new exhaust featuring Turbo mufflers. Some
neatly fished wiring, a cooler unit and a grease free environment
are also seen. Disc brakes have been added to the front, and drums
are on the rear.
Slipping inside these seats are to die for...hand me the remote and
headphones and I'm off to a nap! BUT I digress and fire this car up
and went for my test run. this car popped and sputtered, could be
due to old gas or a tuneup needed but it was difficult to get it
running smoothly. It did have solid steering and all working
components. A nice ride and potential neck snapper once the running
smooth issue is ironed out.
A truly loved and pampered car for the consigner who took care of
it for 16 years. A beautiful exterior, nice shape, shaved rodder,
and overall great example of the Torpedo Streamliner coupe form
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.