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Anybody seen this 1937 Pontiac?


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This 1937 Pontiac 4 door convertible sedan was owned by Dick Choler in Elkhart, In and sold at auction around 2001 after his death.  I was heavily involved with the restoration of this car in the early 80’s.  I have lost track of it and would like to know it’s whereabouts.  Thanks!

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On 3/12/2022 at 8:19 AM, dictator27 said:

Was that body shared with LaSalle?

If an 8 cylinder could be GM B body.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_B_platform

Or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_A_platform_(1925)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Six

 

 

 

 

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All 1937 and 1938 Pontiacs used the GM "B" body.  The six cylinder cars were 117" wheel base and the 8 cylinder ones were 122"  The extra 5" was all in the front end, hood fenders and longer frame, from the windshield back, they were all the same.  I would agree that the LaSalle was a "B" body and parts would interchange on the bodies.  One crazy thing about these 4 door convertibles is that the front seat is not adjustable.  It is fastened solid to help support the body and make up for no roof on the car for support.  Not good for tall people.

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On 3/12/2022 at 8:46 PM, Kornkurt said:

All 1937 and 1938 Pontiacs used the GM "B" body.  The six cylinder cars were 117" wheel base and the 8 cylinder ones were 122"  The extra 5" was all in the front end, hood fenders and longer frame, from the windshield back, they were all the same.  I would agree that the LaSalle was a "B" body and parts would interchange on the bodies.  One crazy thing about these 4 door convertibles is that the front seat is not adjustable.  It is fastened solid to help support the body and make up for no roof on the car for support.  Not good for tall people.

Good to know about the front seat being fixed!  I'm 6'3", 6'4" with my boots on, and although I'm in the market for a late 20's to mid-30's Classic car, I need to be careful on how well I fit!  I want to drive it, not admire it in the garage or haul it around it a trailer...

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