Beautiful leolav, beautiful. Question. Could this be a Canadian model 1951? It "looks" like it has 1952 tail lights and key lock. Sure is pretty though. The last antique Pontiac I had was a 1949 with flathead straight eight, automatic transmission. It seemed like it took it 30 minutes to get to 20 mph from a stop, but even after 30 years or so, it would cruise at 80 mph all day. Thanks for sharing.
Merlin: You are 100% correct. It is the Canadian model! According to GM Canada Vintage Vehicle Service, they estimate that there are only around 200-250 still in existence in North America. I have only seen one other Canadian model (on ebay) and I bought it for parts for $150. I salvaged most of the good parts and scrapped the rest. I got $125 for the scrap and salvaged over $1,000 worth of parts off of it. I sold the Indian Head on Ebay for $100 alone.
I have it totally emptied and stripped right now and ready to DA sand the entire body this weekend and shoot the primer. I then will reshoot the exact paint match and 4-5 layers of clear. I am also sending out some of the bumper pieces out for plating. That way, it will be pristine for next spring!!!
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