Termite to tin worm: ’51 Pontiac Streamliner Station Wagon
Tin Woodies replaced real woodies when manufacturers figured out it was easier to build cars out of steel. Woodies are beautiful works of art but they were difficult to maintain when new and very expensive to restore. We surmise that after tin woodies came the vinyl woodies that many more of us are familiar with. Streamliners were built from 1942 to 1951. In its final year, the Streamliner station wagon continued to be Pontiac’s most expensive model, ranging in price from $2470 for a standard Six to $2629 for a Deluxe Eight. Today’s offering is a 3-owner car with documented history and in very original condition. The first owner traded the car in to a Pontiac dealer around 10 years ago. The dealer restored much of the car intending to use it as a promotional vehicle. It fell into the seller’s hands a few years ago. The car has much of the original paint and interior. It has the Deluxe straight 8 engine that is said to run silently and shift smoothly. We really love the style, color and condition of this one. The provenance of the car is just the icing on the cake. This is a great car for any collection. One you can be proud to use as is and enjoy for many years. See the listing by clicking here.