FIRST YEAR PONTIAC, ORIG 186 CI 6 CYL, 3 SPD, VERY NICE RESTO, ORIG CALI CAR, A+
Bet you wish you'll be looking this good when you pass 90-years-old. This 1926 Pontiac gives you the opportunity to have a unique coupe that will be one of the oldest classics you can drive to the show...and look fantastic doing it!
Pontiac fans know 1926 is a very significant. This is first production year for Pontiac cars. It's instantly recognizable on this piece as to why they were so popular. Ford had only recently reintroduced colors on the aging Model T, and instead this closed coupe looks great in its sophisticated, and correct, two-tone black and sage green. Considering its age, it's impressive how complete the coupe is right down to the wood spoke wheels and whitewall tires. Even all the details are right on this one. From the full length striping, to the landau roof, to the Indian-head coin on the grille that announces that the Pontiac is the true "Chief of the Sixes."
Inside the gray corduroy cloth is exactly how these cars came from the factory, which makes it so interesting to see today. The tall greenhouse, vented windshield, and light wood on the steering wheel makes this inaugural Pontiac a pleasant place to be. Driving is easy going with a conventional setup that includes a floor-mounted three-speed. The gauge panel with readouts for oil, power, and speed might not seem too special today, but it was three times what you got in a Model T!
Under the hood is the original 186 cubic-inch inline-six motor. Making a robust 40 horsepower and relatively low friction, this was a true gem of its day. Today that motor's stellar reputation continues as it takes less encouragement to fire this one up than other Pontiacs that are a quarter of its age. Getting this coupe on the road feels like an industrial symphony of simplicity. The exhaust has a rhythmic chug that is like being in charge of a mini locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. The three-speed manual transmission means there are enough ratios to get up the hills. Intended as a low-cost traffic driver for the more up-market Oakland brand, the Pontiac's new six-cylinder engine delivered a stellar performance for a reasonable price. In fact, Pontiacs were so much of an immediate runaway success that it would eventually overshadow even Oakland. Now you can own the coupe that started it all!
Pontiac was GM's performance division, and this coupe symbolizes that they carried this reputation right out of the gate. Complete with restoration photos, owner's manual, and sales literature, this is a true piece of history that makes you the most interesting person everywhere you go just by arriving. Call today!!
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