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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]
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