<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388

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Lot 573
1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom

Sold for US$ 72,800 inc. premium
1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom
Chassis no. AG 388

455ci V8 Engine
4-Barrel Carburetor
355bhp at 4,800rpm
3-Speed Automatic
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Brakes

*Exquisitely executed custom
*V8 Power
*On exhibition in the Museum for many years


PONTIAC

The Pontiac companion marque originated within another member of the General Motors family: Oakland. Located in Pontiac, Michigan, Oakland had grown out of the Pontiac Buggy Company and thus the name of the eponymous Indian Chief seemed a natural choice for its new model. The latter had been conceived as a quality six-cylinder car for the price of a four and was a runaway success, setting what was then a record for debut-year sales of almost 77,000 units, which was more than its Oakland parent achieved that year. Contributing to the Pontiac Six's success was the fact that it boasted up-to-the-minute styling yet was mechanically entirely conventional.

By the early 1930s there was an eight-cylinder car in the range alongside Standard and Deluxe six-cylinder models. For 1933, the look of the car was updated dramatically, the Fisher bodies being simple, aerodynamic and modern with a beaver tail design. They were accented by four sloped louvers to the hood, valances to the front fenders as was becoming the early 1930s style across the American brands and atop the radiator a brave's head ornament.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Pontiac is an exquisitely rendered hot rod based on the 1933 Four Door Sedan, being the most expensive body option for that year. The stock look has been lightly updated by smaller chrome wire wheels and beautifully repainted in a pearlescent two tine finish. Beneath the calm exterior is a running gear that is anything but. It is fitted with a Pontiac 455 with four-barrel carb, automatic transmission and flame thrower exhaust! With all this power you can ride in style as the interior has been totally refurbished in plush burgundy hides with a modern steering wheel and instrumentation. All in all, it is unquestionably a great success and not surprisingly has garnered many show awards. On exhibit here at the Museum for many years, it is offered by its private owner with the permission of the Museum.

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  • Please note, the proceeds of this lot will not become part of the Charitable Educational Foundation.
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<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
<b>1933 Pontiac Eight Four Door Sedan Custom</b><br />Chassis no. AG 388
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