Thursday, January 8, 2015

1930's Pontiac


I do believe, but am not certain, that this is a Pontiac from the late 1930s.  Whatever, it has been beautifully restored.  Note how the back door opens toward the front of the car.  That was dangerous.  We always had to watch my grandmother so she didn't open the door when we were driving down the road and get flung into the street!

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

A real beauty. My dad would be the sort who'd be able to identify it. My ability to identify cars generally starts and ends with the Jeep.

Sylvia K said...

Yipes!! That car and I are almost the same age!! I have a couple years on it, but that's all!! I think it may be in better shape than I am though!!!

Stefan Jansson said...

Might be an old time gangster in that car!

cieldequimper said...

What a beauty! Oh your poor Granny!

Taken For Granted said...

Lowell, I believe this is a 1936 or 37 Packard 120 Sedan. These were luxury cars of their era competing with Cadillacs and Chrysler Imperials. This car could have the V-12 engine, but more likely it is a V-8. Packard was ahead of their time with independent front suspension and power assisted hydraulic brakes. These are still luxury cars today being rare and beautiful.

Kay said...

A grand old ride whatever it is.
Funny grandmother story. Nowadays we're the ones who have to be looked after.

Lois said...

What a great find Lowell! I just love the color. You made me laugh talking about your grandmother.

RedPat said...

Weren't those called suicide doors? Love the car, Lowell!

Jack said...

A fabulous car. The purple color is showing off, don't you think?

I know it is a purple gallinule because the air boat captain told us. I ain't that smart!

Olivier said...

superbe cette voiture, je serais pas trop dire la marque, mais les voitures d'antan avait un beau design

Avec un leger retard, mes meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année

Aimeecakes said...

A beautiful classic old car! it would be nervewracking watching for flying grandmothers...

VP said...

A great car, whatever type it is!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the looks of this old car but the idea of having to watch Grandma closely whenever she was in the back seat is giving me the creeps!

Karl Demetz said...

For a moment I thought this is your new car.
What a beauty, great find, Lowell !

Birdman said...

Eliot Ness would have love to 'tool' around in this purple passion.

llandudnopictures said...

A real Bonny & Clyde type getaway car... fantastic!

Judy said...

My husband says those were called suicide doors for obvious reasons. What an old beauty that is. I bet the owner is very proud of it.

Sharon Anck said...

That is one very classy looking car!

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm smiling! You're thoughtful looking out for ''Grandma' as you did :). Classy car!

Bibi said...

A beauty, and in my favorite color. I had a Deux Chevaux in Paris once, an old one even then, that had front doors (the only doors....) that opened toward the front. Very, very basic.

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