For Sale: 1940 Pontiac Deluxe Eight in Clearwater, Florida

Vehicle Description

1940 Pontiac Deluxe Coupe

Car History

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 stance.


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 too.
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 long-range cruises.


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 light.

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.

Call or email us at:

[email protected]

(727) 580-9919 or (727) 688-1148

Vehicle Details

  • 1940 Pontiac Deluxe Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1624404
  • Price: $23,900
  • Location:Clearwater, Florida
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Deluxe Eight
  • Exterior Color:Silver/Gray
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:1234
  • Stock Number:396
  • VIN:402927C
Listed By:
Adventure Classic Cars
By Appointment Only
Clearwater, FL 33765

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