CC Clues usually consist of an extreme closeup of a feature, but this time I’m giving you the whole vehicle, which I found at the sandblaster I’ve been using for my two vintage VW projects. To keep this fun, make your guess in the comments – without searching or referencing your “Cars of the World” book – and I’ll post the answer later today.
I’m not that familiar with this genre/timeframe, and it took me a while to figure this one out – couldn’t have done it without this view, either. Let’s see how you do!
No cheating? Dang.
Looks like it is a convertible sedan from the 1930’s. Even though I have looked at the CC-cohort, I can’t guess what it is.
way before my time.
Yep, definitely a convertible sedan, which places it at ’40 or earlier (I think.) I’m going to take a wild guess and say ’37 Pontiac (based on the fact that it looks like there was a wide trim piece on the trunk lid there). Of course I don’t know this era very well either and that feature may have not shown up on Pontiacs ’til the 40’s for all I know.
I think this is a pretty good guess.
+1. Rare bird for sure, though. Convertible sedans were on their last years by the time this one was made. Might even be a phaeton (no roll up windows) which would be even rarer.
58L8134 below was more specific, so maybe we’ll call it a tie for IDing the car correctly… (c:
Yes, it has that GM look to it, doesn’t it? Just to be different, I’ll say it’s a 1936 La Salle convertible sedan.
I can’t tell what the car was without the front end or the badging. But it looks like a potential for a restomod.
Definately GM, and must be an upscale brand with that stretched cowl so I’m going with 1940 LaSalle.
Good luck with your VW sandblast, when mine was done the blasted the inside of the roof and warped it,
I *wish* I was taking the body shells there, but alas, they’ve sat out in the machine shed again all winter… The pans look great, tho!
Its a 1937 or 1938 Pontiac B-body convertible sedan either a six or eight cylinder. The Six has a 117″ wb, the eight 122″ wb. These two model years were the only time Pontiac ever catalogued a convertible sedan. The body is shared with Buick Special Model 40 and Century Model 60, LaSalle Series 37-50 and 38-50 and Cadillac Series 60.
The three telltales that this is a Pontiac are the wind split stamped into the rear fenders, the shape of the taillights, and the line of mounting holes on the decklid for the famous Silver-Streaks.
We have a winner! Nice job!
Keith or Aaron’s latest project
It’s a convertible sedan! Like most others, it looks GM-ish to me.
I’ll say a ’40 Pontiac..I agree with the earlier posts, though.
Looks like a rat rod in the making.