1951 Pontiac Other$54,900

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Price: $54,900
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Location: Cleveland, OH
<em>NEW PRICE! </em>Quite likely the nicest 1951 Pontiac sedan delivery on the planet. Meticulous restoration, all options, show condition in every way.</p><p>Look through our inventory, and youandrsquo;ll find only two cars that rival the quality of the work on this stunning 1951 Pontiac Eight sedan delivery: one costs $1.8 million, and the other costs more than half a million. THATandrsquo;s how nice this car is, and we have absolutely no qualms about calling this the finest 1951 Pontiac sedan delivery on the planet.</p><p>The restoration on this lovely sedan delivery is only a few years old, and it is an incredibly solid California car. Finished in code 5101 St. Clair Blue, which is a correct 1951 Pontiac color (the original color was code 5107 Palmetto Green), the truck is in concours condition throughout. Having lived most of its life in California, we can find no trace of rust repairs or evidence of previous accident damage anywhere on the truck, and the restoration work was done to the very highest standards. If this truck ever worked for a living, that was a long, long time ago. Im guessing its job was delivering pillows or feathers, because its immaculate. The bodywork is laser-straight and painted with modern 2-stage urethane, so it does have a brilliant shine that isnt totally correct, but on the upside, itll look this good practically forever. The Streamliner models also got plenty of chrome, all of which has been restored to concours levels, including the massive grille and bumpers, delicate Pontiac Eight script, and speed lines on the hood and rear door. Theres a Deluxe indian head hood ornament that is just amazing, and yes, it does light up with the headlights. This truck is also loaded with every option you could get, plus a few aftermarket goodies, including fender skirts, dual spotlights with mirrors, dual taillights with back-up lamps, and a visor.</p><p>The interior was reupholstered to original specifications with correct gray vinyl on the seats and door panels. Im guessing that a rubber floor mat was standard equipment, but perhaps Deluxe models like this one came with the same carpeting the production cars got, I cant find a source that can confirm or deny this. At any rate, its just as nice inside as it is outside, with fully rebuilt gauges that all work properly, an AM radio that comes in loud and clear, a heater that will roast a turkey, and impressive attention to detail. The steering wheel is excellent and Iandrsquo;m guessing that the 83,096 miles shown on the rebuilt speedometer are authentic. All the chrome has been fully restored inside as well, including the heater/defroster controls, the radio grille, and the beautiful badge on the glovebox. Note details like the correct accessory fuse box under the dash, the Guide headlight viewer (mandatory with the large exterior visor), and dash-mounted compass. The only non-authentic component is the cigarette lighter itself, which appears to be from a late-model, but until you find a correct one, itandrsquo;ll have to doandmdash;I suspect they are made of unobtainium. In back, theres battleship linoleum on the floor, a taut healiner, and some kind of cardboard-based material protecting the side walls, all of it very correct-looking. Theres also a full-sized matching spare under a trap door in the rear.</p><p>Pontiacandrsquo;s smooth, reliable, and utterly indestructible 268 cubic inch straight-eight got a compression boost in 1950 and was unchanged in andrsquo;51, making 120 horsepower with the same creamy smoothness usually reserved for luxury cars. The engine bay is highly detailed for show, and uses correct finishes and hardware throughout, even going so far as to leave the exhaust manifold uncoated so it would look exactly like it must have on the showroom floor a few weeks after being assembled. Pontiac Green paint on the block has the right degree of gloss, proper cad-plated head nuts have been used, and the wiring is 100% new and correct. The