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Hey guys. I am new to the forum. I joined because I restored a 1931 Pontiac 6 Four door sedan with my father a few years back. Total ground up restoration and it looks like it just drove off the showroom floor. Thing is....we really know nothing about that car. How rare is it? Value? And of that type of stuff. We go to car shows all over the United States and never once seen another. We have seen pleanty of 2 doors that people have street rodded out but nothing like this one.


Any of you guys have knowledge of these cars or could point me in the right direction?


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.



Rick


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Welcome!


AACA &/or POCI are your best bet for such a classic.


http://www.aaca.org/


http://www.oaklandpontiacworldwide.com/


http://www.poci.org/


They are truly fading away and as you know seldom seen out and about.



She looks real good, Why is it on EPAY?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Other-4-Door-Sedan-1931-pontiac-6-sedan-show-vehicle-/201132703342?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2ed4717e6e&item=201132703342&pt=US_Cars_Trucks


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First off... :welcomeFP:



Second: That's a pretty awesome job you guys did there! Have any information or pics on how it progressed? We have a section dedicated to showing off progressions and would love to see it! Check out the "Progression Place": http://foreverpontiac.com/forum/9-progression-place/



Third, I still can't get over how much I like this :dancingpontiac:


Fourth... :agreed: with everything Sprint said!


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wow. amazing machine! looks like a job well done. and welcome.


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First :welcomeFP: AbsolutPONTIAC. You have a gorgeous car. A couple of guys in my POCI chapter have 30s era cars.



SPRINT6 is spot on with his contact information. The only other source of information I would suggest that you could contact is Pontiac Historical Service (PHS) in Shelby Twp Michigan. For a fee and your car's VIN #, they will tell you all about your car, where it was built, how it came off the assembly, color, options, etc. They should be able to tell you how many of each model was produced in 1931 as well. Personally, having the documentation about your car is worth the $65 fee, in my opinion. I have PHS documentation on both my '72 Lemans and '86 Trans Am.



If you go to a points judged show, PHS documentation is the source / bible for all things Pontiac.



http://www.phs-online.com/


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According to the Standard Catalog of Pontiac 1926 - 2002 by John Gunnell, He reports that body style break outs were not available in 1931 and that total production was 84,708 cars. So PHS might be the only possible source, if any. All vehicles were assembled in Pontiac, Michigan.



There were 6 different body styles for the series 401 Pontiacs produced in 1931, each with a different factory price.



31307 2 door coupe-2P $675


31308 2 door sport coupe-2/4P $715


31318 2 door convertible coupe - 2/4P $745


31301 2 door sedan - 5P $675


31309 4 door sdean - 5P $745


31319 4 door custom sedan - 5P $785


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PHS service may be a good idea,


but highly suggest you call them first as I'm not sure they go back that far.



Also came across this site while helping a local guy with a '29 last year. It offers a little bit;


http://classiccardatabase.com/search.php?year=1930&make=Pontiac&submit=Search



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Thanks for all the info. Thats a big help.


My father wants to part with the vehicle but I really think it should stay in the collection. Thats why I am trying to find out as much as I can about its history.


This car was at my grandfathers farm here in Connecticut. It was up to its rims in mud out in a field. Body was solid and looked like a potential project. We put six spark plugs in it, oil, and using a lawnmover gas tank it fired right up!! Then the project began.


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I agree with SPRINT6 - call PHS first.



That sounds like quite a family story. Why does your Dad want to get rid of it if it has been around so long?

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I agree with SPRINT6 - call PHS first.

That sounds like quite a family story. Why does your Dad want to get rid of it if it has been around so long?

I will definitely do that. I think it comes down to the fact that he really just doesn't drive it as much as he should. We would take it to shows for years and he always won something. Even got best in class and best in show at the 2013 New England Pontiac Club event here in CT.

Car is really in perfect shape but it seems to sit in the garage more than it should. He is the type of guy that always has a project going on an simply doesn't want to see it go to waste.

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Where in CT!?????? I'm from Western Mass


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Where in CT!?????? I'm from Western Mass

Right in the center of the state. Both are in Hartford county.

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That car is hot dude, very nice. If and when you get the info from PHS, would you mind letting us know a little of her history, i love hearing those stories.

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Beautiful job on your car. Mine is just like yours but is all original and everyone tells me NOT to restore it. I love how yours turned out!!

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To answer some of your questions, these are pretty rare. I have been going to car shows with my grandpa since I was very little (5-6) and have never seen another one like it until I saw your pictures. (I am now 50) Mine Is all original still so I don't know if the value would be much different but my insurance guy restores old cars and said it would be worth 10K-15K. I still have a lot of the original paperwork with mine also since my grandpa kept everything about this car. My grandpa has been gone for some time now and the car has been sitting in my barn, it still runs but I need to figure out how to adjust the brakes for the pedal goes to the floor when it's driven. Would love to talk to you some time.

Rob

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On 8/25/2017 at 7:40 PM, Robert Reiss said:

To answer some of your questions, these are pretty rare. I have been going to car shows with my grandpa since I was very little (5-6) and have never seen another one like it until I saw your pictures. (I am now 50) Mine Is all original still so I don't know if the value would be much different but my insurance guy restores old cars and said it would be worth 10K-15K. I still have a lot of the original paperwork with mine also since my grandpa kept everything about this car. My grandpa has been gone for some time now and the car has been sitting in my barn, it still runs but I need to figure out how to adjust the brakes for the pedal goes to the floor when it's driven. Would love to talk to you some time.

Rob

Rob have you posted any pictures of your car? We have a 31 sports sedan that we are doing a restomod on. It will look mostly stock. No chopping but we will be upgrading drive line to 350 ours has the two side mount tires and luggage rack on back. 

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Cowboydanny, I did on this site when I signed up but I can not find it either. I will attach one here for you. This is still ALL original from the paint on the body to the mohair interior. Good luck with your project and I would like to see it when your done.

 

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Very nice well want a spare engine/transmission/carb. But cool I might need some pictures if you get the time. Good pictures of the back seat, and the front bumper. Oh and good picture of how wiper arm attaches to motor. But maybe post them via private message vs this guys thread. 

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