1959 PONTIAC CLUB DE MER 2 DOOR ROADSTER RE-CREATION - 70750Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #1287 1959 PONTIAC CLUB DE MER 2 DOOR ROADSTER RE-CREATIONhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70750/70750_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1287 1959 PONTIAC CLUB DE MER 2 DOOR ROADSTER RE-CREATION
Lot #1287 - During the 1950's, General Motors produced the Motoramas which were intended to showcase the current models. But the real stars of the shows were the "Futuristic Dream Cars", styled under the direction of Harley Earl. No car defined the Motorama experience more than the 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer. But sadly, it was no more than a non-running mockup and was ordered destroyed in late 1958. Up from its ashes is this one-off totally functional re-creation based on a 1959 Pontiac. It is powered by the '59's Strato Streak 389 engine along with its Jetaway Hydro-Matic. The OEM-style chassis is built using mid-sized Pontiac suspension clips with custom boxed rails. The body's inner structure is all steel, utilizing the 1959's inner doors, jambs, cowl sections, hinges and latches, augmented with square tubing. This has formed the basis for the one-off's authentically sculpted fiberglass outer body, replicating the design by Pontiac's Paul Gillian, giving the car that familiar General Motors solid feel. It features many unique details crafted just for this car including bumpers, lights, and interior components. Other features are the glass smooth Cerulean Blue paint, mimicking the original's metallic surface by Finish Masters expert Richard James, along with vermilion vat-dyed leather-covered custom-built bucket seats and the chrome finish on the one-off trim parts by Razor-Tec. This recently constructed creation is built by Marty Martino. It is the result of 3 intense years of work fueled by a passion for futuristic dream cars coupled with an art background and 40+ years of automotive sculpting and custom car building.
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