Sunday, October 2, 2011

1940 Pontiac Deluxe 8 Silver Streak

This is a rare car, one of only 1,353 Cabriolets Pontiac made in 1940.   The car was restored in the 80's, so the receipts offer an interesting look back into what life was like before the internet.  The doctor who owned the car was fastidious in his record keeping, included in the receipts are all of his written correspondence with suppliers - Hirsch, Steele, Kanter, Jenkins, all of the familiar names. Oftentimes he would send out a personal questionnaire to multiple suppliers and then choose from the one he thought best equipped to fulfill an order.  What a different world than the point and click ordering we're used to today.  The car sold to a collector in CA for $42,500.

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