1930 Pontiac Standard Coupe
I am the second owner of this 1930 Pontiac Business Coupe. It was purchased new by a cousin of my fathers, and it has lles than 15,000 miles on the odometer. The cousin was hypochondriac and after about the first 10 years she owned this car, it was placed in the garage and only out about twice a year to go to a doctors appointment and to have the car serviced. This car was never out of the garage over night until she gave it to me and I started displaying it at car shows. The dealer she purchased it from is still in business to day and are the Buick Chevrolet dealer. I have the original sales receipt, owners manual, service policy, the cancelled check that she wrote to pay for the car. The warning sticker, to not drive over 25 miles per hour for the first 500 miles, stating the recommended tire pressure, and the paint that was used on the car (duPont Duco Lacquer) is still on the windshield. . There was some re- painting done to the car. The fenders, the deck lid, and top of hood was re-painted. The pin stripes had faded in spots, so that was redone. The paint covering the main body and sides of the hood is the original paint. The wood wheel spokes had some dry rot, so we sanded the spokes down to bare wood, filled and re-painted to as near original color as possible. The only work done on the motor, was new plugs, new fan belt and kit in the carburetor. The covers on the springs are still on the car see picture) as it was shipped from the factory. It is very rare to see these covers on a car. Most of them were removed and thrown away the first time a car was serviced. The servicemen didn't want to go to the trouble of removing and replacing them. All the interior is original except the floor mat. It is rubber and the original was torn from being removed to service the battery. The battery is under the floor board beneath the drivers feet. I have a Optima 6 volt dry cell in the car, because it doesn't have to be serviced. What makes this car so unusual, is the fact that I have all the documentation on this car. It has been in my family all my life, and I remember riding in this car at a very early age. The sales receipt shows a deposit for $150.00. That was for a 1925 Star Touring car that she traded in. At the national Pontiac meet in Tulsa Oklahoma, in 2007 I won best un--restored car getting 366 points out of 400. The car has received three HPOF awards at regional AACA meets. My only reason for selling, is because of age. I am almost three years older than this car, and it is time to get rid of my toys and start thinking of a retirement arrangement.