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Old 08-03-2011, 07:26 AM
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My latest find

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I just wanted to share my latest find with you. This 1946 Pontiac was about 1 mile down the road from me and I have never seen it. I stopped over the owners house to talking to him about some farm equipment and he said to me, did I ever show you my old car. I reply no so he opened the garage door and I about fell over. This 1946 Pontiac has no rust, and is all still original. It still has a six volt battery to start that straight 8 cylinder. He asked me what I thought it would be worth for he is thinking about selling it. I was honest and said I have no idea. I would love to own her some day . What would a car like this be worth? You could clean it and take it to a show tomorrow, it is that nice.

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:33 AM
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Some pictures would be nice!
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Same old answer: "What ever anyone is willing to pay that the seller is willing to take." To come up with an offer, look in The Old Car Price Guide and then look at the car as objectively as possible and determine if it is a 1,2,3 .... and go from there. Keep in mind, they have not made a 46 Pontiac for 65 years and they rarely become available. If you can live with stealing it, try it. I would make a fair offer and not look back. If he takes it, fine. If not, wish him good luck in getting more.

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:44 AM
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Sorry Guys
I forgot to mention that there are some pictures of it in the Photo Gallery and my album. Just type in 1946 in photo Gallery.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:46 AM
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Wow, that car does look great! Did he even drive it much?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:51 AM
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It looks nice. It looks like a 2 door in this picture.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:52 AM
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No he does not drive it much. He is not well and is in his late 70"s. He said he starts it a couple of times a year and takes it up and down his driveway, about 1/8 mile.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:57 AM
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That looks like a fastback 2 door. Chevy called thiers Aerosedan , not sure what Pontiac called them. I would love to have it. I would think $5000 would be a good deal but I am probably out of touch. I have the Chevy version and it is my favorite old car I have owned.
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It is a two door car. I think he called it a Pontiac Torpedo Streamliner.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:02 AM
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I'd offer him 6-7K and cross my fingers. The car is gorgeous and I don't think I have seen one outside of a magazine in years. With the economy in the tank that isn't a bad offer. If a guy took into consideration what it woul cost to restore one of those and really really wanted one, it could be worth up to 20 K.


Boy was I off! Here's a price guide I found. Scary expensive! here
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:29 PM
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I can't open the site what was the price. I have found some prices but like tree said, it is worth what someone wants to pay. The prices I found range from $8.000 to 12.000. The thing that makes me want it is it is pretty rare. I guess they quit making them in 1941 because of the war. When they started again I think in 1946 they used the same body style as 1941. My luck when I go back on Friday he will hit me with a price I can't pay.
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That's one awesome find i really like it. Man i do hope you can get it right i have to agree anywhere from 5 to 8 grand would be a pretty good deal. IMHO
The more i look at the more i like it, it kinda reminds me of my old 51 Chevy sedan / slope back i had many years ago. But better the 46 has more style then my old 51.JMO.
You can alway's low ball it just don't go so low it might offend him but most people do expect it, low-balling that is.
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great find! ..although maybe I'm bias (my avatar)
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Wow !!! Do you own the same car? If so do you see many others around?
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Close, mine is a '41.
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