1940 Pontiac Deluxe Coupe
The Pontiac Special and Deluxe were a large series of cars built by
Pontiac from 1933 to 1942. These cars were offered with inline 6 or
inline 8 engines, and offered different levels of trim, with the
Deluxe being the highest placed variant.
And if you think about it, you haven't seen many Pontiac hot rods
lately have you?
Well, we have a 1940 Pontiac Deluxe 2-door Coupe, that has a black
top that makes it looks like a convertible, street rod here at
Adventure Classics that looks sharp in its grey paint with its
awesome fat-fendered look, modern small block Chevy drivetrain, and
has a super black fabric top look.
Engine & Drivetrain
A Chevrolet 350 cubic inch V8 replaces the Pontiac's original
straight six flathead engine and it looks great in the tidy, clean,
and detailed engine bay. It has a lot off performance and
appearance parts on it like the Edelbrock red-white-blue finned
aluminum open element air cleaner assembly and valve covers,
performance carburetor on an aluminum intake manifold, cast iron
exhaust manifolds that have good clearance and a rumbling dual
exhaust system reminds onlookers that this is no stock Pontiac.
The power goes back thru a three-speed automatic transmission and
spins a 10-bolt rear, while the front suspension was replaced by a
late-model front system while leaf springs in back carry the weight
and the sturdy original frame doesn't seem to mind the extra
horsepower flowing through it.
It rides on five-spoke aftermarket polished wheels and
black-sidewall tires to give it the right hot rod look and
For a lot of folks a full-sized hot rod makes a lot of sense and
this two-door Pontiac is a fantastic cruiser or a show winner
You sit in split bench seat reupholstered in durable, handsome grey
fabrics which retains the vintage look without being excessively
customized. It has door panels to match as well as the
color-matched dashboard with white faced aftermarket Dolphin
gauges, handsome leather-wrapped steering wheel on a tilt column,
an aftermarket stereo radio, grey carpet and floor mats, chrome
shifter on the floor, and seatbelts.
There's even a good-sized trunk out back making it ideal for
Although the GM intermediates shared bodies they each had their own
unique look and many collectors will argue that the 1940 Pontiacs
were the best-looking of the bunch.
Ours has that front end that was quite distinctive with its
faired-in headlights and horizontal grilles covered by the great
dark grey paint with finish quality is good, the doors fit well and
the long pointed hood snugs up tightly to the cowl, so no unsightly
gaps there, more indications of careful workmanship.
The fenders have been modified with the removal of the front bumper
but still retains the rear bumper which makes a remarkable
difference in the sleek look. The classic exterior paint is the
first thing to catch your eye as it is a quality application and
has a great gloss and depth that really shines in the sun
It has a black convertible looking top on it for the sleek and
seldom seen look of a classic Pontiac street rod.
Attractive, practical, and fun to drive, this slick 1940 Deluxe
Coupe we have here at Adventure Classics that will take you back in
time when these Pontiacs ruled the road.
If you want an outstanding example of this era of Pontiac and a
driver's classic, don't miss this one.
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(727) 580-9919 or (727) 688-1148