Pontiac Streamliner
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Make: Pontiac
Model: Streamliner
Pontiac Streamliner

The Pontiac Streamliner originally had 6.50×16-inch bias-ply tires, which were nevertheless very difficult to drive. Furthering the driving difficulty was the fact that the Streamliner stretches more than 17 feet from the front end to the rear bumper. It rides on a 122-inch wheelbase. As if all that is not enough, the vehicle weighs 3,425 pounds. Back in the day, this puppy (very large puppy) would have drawn a price of $1,724. This was more or less an updated model of an earlier car. This was standard practice after the war. The 1948 Pontiac Streamliner was the last of the old style cars. It was updated with the addition of chrome around the fender, rear fender gravel guards, and for an additional $185, a Hydramatic transmission. This car would be a problem in a city like San Francisco where one often finds himself or herself parked on a hill, for there is no parking gear. In terms of what is under the hood, the 248.9-cubic-inch, 104-horsepower, straight-eight-cylinder engine is activated by stepping on the starter with the driver's right foot. The model is a product of Pontiac, a marquee of automobiles produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The brand has been used from 1926 to the present. In the GM brand lineup, Pontiac is a mid-level brand featuring a sporty and performance driven line. This is an attempt to draw the younger generations into the conglomerate of brands. Further, their models are typically reasonably priced and stylish. This is contrary to how the Pontiac cars used to be. Prior to the 1950s, Pontiac models were typically quiet and solid cars, but not especially powerful. At the time, these combinations proved attractive to the vehicle's target market, which then was a reserved lower middle class that was not especially interested in performance or handling.

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