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Wanted: 1926-34 Pontiac sedan

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Thinking of picking up a mid 20's through early 30's Pontiac sedan for some fall touring. Car must be running, can be an older restoration. I am located in MI so the closer the better. Please send pics and price to: lahti35@yahoo.com

 

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You must be thinking 1926 -34.  They did not make Pontiacs in 1925. A early Pontiac that would be good for touring should be 1929-33. Series 6-27 and Series 6-28, 1926, 1927, 1928 and early 1929 are real great cars, superior to Ford and Chevrolet, but they require downshifting on moderate hills, do not have an adjustable front seat, have a weak (Chevrolet)  rear end and are comfortable around 40-45 mph.  Series 6-29, Series 6-29A, Series 6-30B and any 1931-1933 are vastly superior, they have more horsepower, easily cruise on the highway at 50-55 and have no trouble with 60 + for passing. The hotchkiss drive from Oakland is a much more robust differential and the Midland Steeldraulic brakes are much superior.

These are my opinions based on owning one of each year from '26-'31 inclusive and putting 400,000 miles on my 1930 while using it as my Daily driver since 1959.

1934 was a completely new engine for Pontiac and in both 6 and 8 cyl was used until 1954.

 

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7 hours ago, Tinindian said:

You must be thinking 1926 -34.  They did not make Pontiacs in 1925. A early Pontiac that would be good for touring should be 1929-33. Series 6-27 and Series 6-28, 1926, 1927, 1928 and early 1929 are real great cars, superior to Ford and Chevrolet, but they require downshifting on moderate hills, do not have an adjustable front seat, have a weak (Chevrolet)  rear end and are comfortable around 40-45 mph.  Series 6-29, Series 6-29A, Series 6-30B and any 1931-1933 are vastly superior, they have more horsepower, easily cruise on the highway at 50-55 and have no trouble with 60 + for passing. The hotchkiss drive from Oakland is a much more robust differential and the Midland Steeldraulic brakes are much superior.

These are my opinions based on owning one of each year from '26-'31 inclusive and putting 400,000 miles on my 1930 while using it as my Daily driver since 1959.

1934 was a completely new engine for Pontiac and in both 6 and 8 cyl was used until 1954.

 

 

Thanks for the info! I've never studied early Pontiacs much so I'm learning as I go! 

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here is one in Lancaster PA

https://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/d/lancaster-1934-pontiac-straight-8-sedan/6936130232.html

1934 Pontiac touring sedan all original with 74,000 original miles in excellent condition runs and drives Second owner since 1998 asking $15,000 or best offer will consider a trade call for more info at show contact info
serious inquiries only

 

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Both look like great cars.  My favorite is the '34 but I would probably buy the '33 because I HATE cleaning whitewalls but then I also like four doors better than two.

Good luck in your search.

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Those are both nice cars, wish the CA one was closer!

 

I was informed of a '31 older restoration near me so I'm going to follow up on that and see where it goes....

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would you consider a 1938 pontiac convertible sedan, fully restored, has won awards, very high quality restoration, 6 cyl engine, 3 speed trans. suppose to be one of only three still surviving, car is in oregon, belongs to the pontiac oakland club founder Don Bougher. ? Price is $49,000.00

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