Deluxe 8 Silver Streak Convertible
249 Cubic Inch Straight Eight
Body Style: Convertible
The Classic Car Gallery is proud to offer this extremely rare 1940 Pontiac Deluxe 8. A total of 1,353 Pontiac "Silver Streak" cabriolets were made for 1940, in both Deluxe 8 and Deluxe 6 form. Just twelve remaining examples of the Deluxe 8 have been accounted for. This 3-owner car was the subject of a mechanical and cosmetic restoration in the 1960s, is an excellent driver and has wonderful patina. The fit and finish on this car looks to be original, and is excellent. The body panels are straight and the shut lines are good. The car was last painted in the 1960s and the enamel paint, though shiny, is tired, with checking and blemishes apparent throughout the car. The overall impression of this car for most everyone who has seen her, is that of a strong driver. The bright work on the car is good, the bumpers having been re-chromed at some point. The carsí stainless trim is straight and very nice, showing mild patina in some areas. Lights and signals all work correctly. The body welting is crisp and clean. Emblems appear to be original to the car and show some patina. The hood ornament has some stress cracks, though it's something of a minor miracle it has lasted 70 years! The carsí glass is in excellent condition and the rubber weather stripping and window welting is in good condition as well. The wheels shod with period correct bias ply tires are in excellent condition, as are the chrome hub cabs and trim rings. The soft top is in good condition, though some staining is evident. The top mechanism works as it should, and its chrome is excellent. The rear glass window is in good shape. This car looks as good with the top up, as it does with it down. The interior was redone at some point, and the red vinyl seats are in nice condition, plush and comfortable with good support. The door panels are covered as well, and the carpets are in excellent condition. The wood grained faux finish on the dashboard is worn away. The car has a modern Nakimichi radio/cd stereo, installed so as not to interfere with the character of the car. The steering wheel is in excellent condition. The "WeatherChief" deluxe heater and Cigar lighter option are all operational. All instrumentation and controls are working correctly except for the clock. This Pontiac Straight Eight engine starts easily and runs perfectly. The motor was rebuilt at some point, and the engine compartment is nicely detailed. The 3 speed, on the column manual transmission, shifts smoothly and the clutch works as it should. The car runs down the road very well. All mechanical systems work, she brakesí well, tracks straight, runs very cool, and motors along with no issues. The car comes with some interesting paperwork, including its original registration, key envelope and maintenance card. Whether you are looking for a vintage car to bring to the next level, or looking for a great weekend tourer, this 1940 Pontiac fits the bill.