Lot 276 - 1941 Pontiac Torpedo Deluxe
|Odometer reading||89,592 miles|
|Estimate||£13,500 - £15,500|
|Result||Sold - £13,000|
In 1940, Pontiac introduced the Torpedo. Along with Oldsmobile, Pontiac had the distinction of having all three of GM's mainstream platforms but that would only last one more year. The new C-body that the 1940 Pontiac Torpedo shared with the Cadillac Series 62, Buick Roadmaster and Super, and the Oldsmobile Series 90, featured cutting-edge 'torpedo' styling. Shoulder and hip room was over five inches wider, running boards were eliminated and the exterior was streamlined. When combined with a column-mounted gear lever, the cars offered true six-passenger comfort. Concealed hinges were used on all doors and the bonnet ornament had a plastic Indian head mounted in a metal base. Eight-cylinder badges were used front and rear, and a heater, cigarette lighter, radio, electric clock, and a boot light were all optional.
This righthand drive Pontiac Torpedo has been owned by the same family for 71 years. Having spent most of its life in the old Rhodesia, the car was restored, then shipped to the UK. The engine was re-conditioned during the restoration along with the bodywork and interior. This car presents in excellent condition throughout, and comes supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate. Finished in blue with grey trim, this is an opportunity to purchase a very useable and interesting American classic.
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