1932 Pontiac 302 news, pictures, specifications, and information
The 251 cubic-inch L-head V8 engine had a 5.2:1 compression ratio, a one-barrel Marvel downdraft carburetor, and produced 85 horsepower. The first Pontiac V-8 began production on December 22, 1931 and was larger carried over from the 1930-1931 Oakland. The engine's unusual vibration-suppression synchronizer, which mechanically pushed in the opposite direction of its inherent rocking, was relocated from the right to the left side of the block.
With Oakland's demise, Pontiac's straight-six engine was replaced with the Oakland 85 horsepower 251 CID V8. The V8 engine was expensive so it was replaced the next year with a 223 cid straight-eight. A V8 would not be seen again in a Pontiac engine bay until well into the 1950s. This L-head V-8 used cast-iron construction with a 5.2:1 compression ratio that as fed by a one-barrel Marvel downdraft carburetor. The retail sticker topped out at $845 and included a synchromesh transmission and ride control with adjustable shocks.
This Rumble Seat Coupe was purchased in 2007 by the current owners from the McMullen collection. When new, this coupe, complete with rumble seat, was reportedly driven as a company car by a Pontiac executive.
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