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1936 Pontiac Deluxe news, pictures, specifications, and information
Cabriolet
 
The 1936 Pontiacs premiered what would become their trademark styling element for years to come, the 'waterfall grille.' The 1936 grille was thinner with fewer 'silver streaks' while the horizontal hood louvers now came to a point at the front. This handsome cabriolet with a front fender mounted spare was bodied by Fisher.
The Pontiac Deluxe Six Series 8BA, just like the other series offered by Pontiac, came in seven different body-style options, ranging from coupes, cabriolets, to touring sedans. The base price was $665 which was for the two-door coupe. The top-of-the-line was the Touring Sedan which had seating for five, four-doors, and cost just under $800.

The Deluxe came in either six or eight cylinder versions. The Deluxe Series sat atop the longest wheelbase available by Pontiac. The extra room was reserved for the longer engine. The cars fitted with the eight-cylinder engines had the words 'Pontiac 8' on the grille. The sixes had an oblong loop style while the eights had a circular design.

The six-cylinder engine displaced 208 cubic-inches and produced 81 horsepower. The eight-cylinder L-head engine displaced 232 cubic-inches and produced 87 horsepower. There was a three-speed synchromesh gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008
Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 8BA8211
 
Sold for $75,900 at 2010 RM Auctions.
The Pontiac brand was introduced in 1926 and immediately set new sales records. Though sales were solid, and the product was sound - offering abundant standard features at a spectacular value, Pontiac sales declined as the Great Depression continued. In response, a new eight-cylinder engine appeared for 1933. Another introduction was the streamlined Fisher bodies designed by Franklin Q. Hershey, formerly of the Murphy Body Company. Refinements to styling continued, with changes in 1935 and 1936. Mechanical updates were added as well, with hydraulic brakes in 1935, and the eight was improved with a slight displacement and power increase for 1936. These subtle evolutionary changes paid off, as sales continued to increase as the world exited from The Great Depression. For 1936, Pontiac sold 176,270 vehicles.

The eight-cylinder engine was discontinued after the 1936 model year, and the eight-cylinder Deluxe Cabriolet was dropped from the Pontiac model catalog in April of 1936. There were about 2000 such cars produced, of which the majority were built by GM Canada.

This Deluxe Eight Cabriolet was given a restoration, bringing it back to its original condition. According to records, there are just two examples of the Deluxe Eight Cabriolet left in existence.

The 232.3 cubic-inch L-head eight-cylinder engine with the Carter one-barrel carburetor is capable of producing nearly 90 horsepower. There is a three-speed synchromesh gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The car has earned 'VMCCA Gold' status with 97.5 out of 100 possible points.

In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $50,000-$70,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $75,900 including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
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