March 10, 2014
I visited Jeff Gassen to finalize the purchase of HRE 2000 & his dad's 1946 Pontiac was still there & stored.
I've seen the car many times over the last 5 or 6 years & talked with his dad about
the car a few times before he passed.
Jeff & I visited & his dad's old Pontiac will be coming my way. Thanks Jeff.
I'll post more photos when I get the. Jim
1946 Pontiac Streamliner – 2 door - Torpedo
8 cylinder – 3 speed – fender skirts
The ’46 is a classic example of a 100% stock - unmolested - original
car with no modifications.
The ’46 has been sitting most of the last 25 years coming out only
for parades. It was not started for 7 or 8 years & was
always on a battery tender.
I’ve known about this car for a number or years. A pal (Jeff’s) dad Martian (passed @ 89) had many old cars in a climate
controlled showroom. It was always heated & air conditioned.
Martian redid the car 25 or 30 years ago. Repainted,
replaced or cleaned up all the chrome. The paint still looks
The interior is great with only a minor tear on the driver’s seat up high.
Recent mechanicals – May 2014
New battery, drain old gas, clean carburetor, check brakes, check antifreeze,
change oil, and clean points & plugs.
runs & drives great & is so solid. It’s even
better than I remember. I have decided to leave the engine
bay alone with the patina & not clean & repaint because is add to the originality.
The paint shines great.