1950 Pontiac Silver Streak Coupe

Reputedly one-family-owned from new until 2008; current owner 14 years; older restoration in lovely condition throughout

Part of Pontiac’s Streamliner range, the Silver Streak was marketed by GM as 'the most beautiful thing on wheels'. It got its name from the parallel chromium ribs that raced up the vertical grille and streaked on across the bonnet and the boot to give an impression of speed and glamour. 

Positioned between the budget Chevrolet range and the more upmarket Buick models, the Pontiac Silver Streak was an affordable luxury car that looked a million dollars, especially in fastback two-door Coupe form, as here. It also offered plenty of performance from its 3.9-litre flathead six engine which was mated to a three-speed manual column-change gearbox.

Looking gorgeous in green metallic, this 1950 Silver Streak Coupe was reputedly bought new by a Pontiac executive in Michigan and remained in his family right up until 2008 when it was imported to the UK by a collector in whose name it has remained ever since.

Although there is no real history with the car, it has clearly been well-restored at some point in the not-too-distant past and it really does look great with excellent paint and chrome and a beautifully trimmed blue/grey cloth interior. It is showing 75,959 miles on the clock which is believed to be correct and the engine ticks over very sweetly indeed.

The Indian Chief bonnet mascot still lights up when the headlights are on and the art deco handles which swivel the combined door mirrors/spot lamps still function perfectly. As good underneath as it us up top, it sailed through its MOT in January this year with no advisories recorded, an online check showing that it has covered around 8,000 miles since arriving in the UK and has never had any MOT advisories.  

Starting promptly and driving remarkably well as we have moved it around on site, this wonderful slice of Fifties Americana will turn heads and drop jaws wherever it goes. We like it a lot!

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com

Reg No: 382XUS
Chassis Number: P6TS31262
Engine Size: 3900cc
Docs: V5C; old style V5C; MOT Jan 2023 with no advisories; HMRC import docs; parts catalogue

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £18,000-20,000

Lot 113

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Under Offer @ £12,870
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