Clear67° FULL FORECASTClear67° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Back from World War II, he fell in love with brand new Pontiac

'48 Pontiac Torpedo

After having served over three years in the Pacific during World War II, I discovered that new cars were hard to come by, due to the retooling of the auto factories from war machines back to passenger cars. After a year on a waiting list, (in 1948) I found this brand new '48 Pontiac Torpedo at a small dealer in a town just outside Chicago. I fell in love. It was jet black with lots of chrome options, leather interior and a spotlight. So I paid the guy the $1,800 he was asking for it (a good deal). It was a great car that I drove for five years.

Back from World War II, he fell in love with brand new Pontiac 03/09/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 11:09am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2014 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...