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For Sale: 1949 Pontiac Silver Streak Sedanette - "One Owner" - Toms River, NJ - Not Mine - 7/23 SOLD!


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For sale on OfferUp: 1949 Pontiac Silver Streak 4-door Sedanette in Toms River, NJ  -  $10,000  -  Must be a member of OfferUp to access Seller's contact information.

 

Link: https://offerup.com/item/detail/1241335856/1949-Pontiac-Sedanette

 

Seller's Description:

1949 Pontiac Silver Streak 4-door Sedanette

  • Condition: Good
  • 25,600 Miles
  • Clean title

Garage kept, 1 owner, runs good.

 

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That's a great car.  I had a '50 Pontiac 2 door sedan automatic with a flathead 8 and had a great time with it.  It now resides somewhere in France!!

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I am the proud new owner of this car. She’s in great original condition. Only 24,500 miles since new. Same family owned since new. Original paint. All the gauges work. Even the horn and radio work great . With a nice detail she should clean up nice with a good detail. 

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That is a really nice car It's a deluxe model with an 8 cylinder and looked pretty clean.  Congrats to the buyer!  I wasn't going to last long at at the asking price.

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I am pretty sure, but cannot be certain, that this car was one that I sold 20+ years ago. I bought it from the original owners brother and it had around 20,000 miles on it. It was 100% original and was the same color, etc.

The one I sold came out of Penna.

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here are some quick videos I took of the car when I was down there. Will be uploading more photos soon when she gets delivered and gets a proper detailing. I almost didn’t make the trip but I got a good vibe about the car and I’ve missed out on more than a few good deals like we all have and didn’t want to miss out on this one. I was looking for a Cadillac and ended up with a Pontiac go figure lol. But I was able to get it for a very fair price and the fact that it’s been in the same family since new blows me away. It was clearly a good enough car for them to see fit hanging onto for the past 72 years. 

 

https://youtube.com/shorts/FmX-7eo01bI?feature=share
 

https://youtube.com/shorts/JOTWDG3xvTM?feature=share
 

 

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ALSO,  I would love to hear any facts, tidbits or tips for these cars if anyone would like to share. this is my first Pontiac, and my first flathead so if there's anything I should be aware of id love to know. thanks again everyone for the kind words. I am very excited .

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In addition to looking great, car sounds great and no smoke at idle in second video and none when given a throttle blip in the first video, nice car!

 

Not a Pontiac expert by any means, but one thing I would pay attention to on any flat 8 (any straight 8 for that matter) is cooling.  I had a head gasket fail on a Packard flat 8, I understand faillure sometimes occurs towards the rear of the block, usually furthest point from coolant.  I would just research the operating range and keep cooling system in top shape. 

 

Enjoy!  

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10 hours ago, BuickBry203 said:

ALSO,  I would love to hear any facts, tidbits or tips for these cars if anyone would like to share. this is my first Pontiac, and my first flathead so if there's anything I should be aware of id love to know. thanks again everyone for the kind words. I am very excited .

I recall reading an analysis of the Pontiac straight eight engineering in maybe Hemming Classic Car a few years ago.   Along with the primary objective that it be under-stressed and long-lived, it has an internal oil filtering system built into the crankcase rather than a replaceable cartage filter as do other cars of those times.  You'll want to consult with other flathead Pontiac owners and the shop manual on the servicing method to keep that filter cleaned out.

Pontiac Flathead Owners - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)

 

By the video sounds, you've got a sweet runner there!  Good luck with it...and remember "Dollar For Dollar, You Can't Beat A Pontiac!"  Their advertising slogan at the time.

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I have owned a few Pontiacs and the 2 that I have owned were flat head 8's.  One of them was a 1940 and really had no engine issues with it.  The 2nd one was a 1950 which ran like a sewing machine!  One thing that I did with both engines was clean out the cooling jackets in the block.  Over the years they build up sediment in the block in 2 specific areas; by the temperature sending unit located on the left side back of the head.  The other area is at the freeze plugs.  One thing you can do is open the the drain cock on the radiator and the one on the left side of the block and see what, if any, muck come from them especially from the block.  Next pull a few freeze plugs and see what sort of build up is there. I mentioned the temperature sender on the back of the head; unscrew it and inspect and clean it off in both the actual coolant probe side and the electrical connection side.  Additionally the little wire and connector that leads to the temperature sender. I hate overheating problems. 

 

Look at the wiring just below the heater box mounted on the left side of the firewall.  If the heater core leaks coolant it drips down on to the wiring just beneath the box; careful, it is electrical stuff and if it is original wiring it could be old and brittle especially if it's water damaged.

 

Lastly, check all of the electrical ground connections especially if your car has the 6 volt system.  Much to the chagrin of many people the 6 volt system work fine.  The 6 volt system needs good grounds though.  So check and clean the connections battery to the block, ground strap from the rear of the block to the firewall and the negative cable to the starter.  There is a small fuse box on the passenger compartment side of the firewall underneath the dash to inspect as well.

 

I am a believer in preventative maintenance and these are checks and processes I have always done.  But hey, there are others that say the infamous phase 'if it works don't fix it'.

 

If I think of other recommendations for your Pontiac I will post them.  However what I have written so far should keep you busy tinkering on your Pontiac for a while.  Moreover I think I wrote about the most common and important issue to look for...

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You have a great looking sedanette there. I've been driving my own 1953 Chieftain 8 quite a bit over the last 11 years. It's been one of the best cars I've ever owned and I plan on keeping it for a long time. It gets routine oil changes and tune-ups. The coolant gets changed every two years. Keeping all the 6-volt electrical connections clean is also good advice. I would say just maintain and enjoy it, those old flathead Pontiacs were fine cars. There were several in my family when I was growing up. 

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