- Prettier, with wider “pontoon” fenders.
- Model year production up by 50% vs. 1938 to 144,340 cars.
- 1939 Pontiacs available with an I-6 or an I-8; more than 75% were I-6.
- Price new: $1,046.
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The elegantly rebodied 1939 Pontiac featured wider “pontoon” fenders, streamlined noses with chromed “catwalk” grilles, a reduced overall height, more glass, “Silver Streak” trim, and headlamps resting on the front fenders giving it a more streamlined appearance. Hidden underneath this new body were variable-rate “Duflex” rear springs. The 1939’s were available with a straight six or eight. The deluxe models were available with running boards or “body skirts”. This example is the Deluxe Eight featuring a 248.9 cid engine producing 100 bhp. List price new was $1046.
1939 Pontiac Deluxe Eight
Mode: Deluxe Eight
Style: 2-Door Convertible
Serial No: 6CA22530
Color: Yellow and Burgundy
Engine Size: 249 cid
Engine Cylinders: I-8
Engine BHP: 100 BHP
Transmission: Manual 3-Speed