The Auburn Auction

Lot 1165
1934 Pontiac 8 Sport Coupe
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE


Selling on Friday

1934 Pontiac 8 Sport Coupe
Offered from The Dakota Discoveries Collection

CHASSIS NO: 842019

• A highly original car that was body-off-frame restored
• Eight-cylinder power in 1934
• Outstanding styling with Art Deco features
• Delivered with custom car cover and battery tender
• Featured in the book “75 Years of Pontiac”


223 cid inline eight-cylinder engine, 84 HP, three-speed manual transmission, semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, drum brakes; wheelbase: 117”


The Pontiac line for 1934 featured all-new larger Fisher bodies as compared with the previous year, along with a completely new chassis riding on a 117-inch wheelbase. The big news this year was the new "knee-action" independent front suspension of the Dubonnet type. The Dubonnet system was completely self-contained with the coil spring and double acting shock absorber carried in an oil-filled housing. This feature, called True Course Steering allowed for much smoother steering action since the linkage was not connected directly to a potentially bouncing wheel.

This was only the second model year for the straight eight “Silver Streak” engine and it was already being improved upon. A new G.M.R. cylinder head was installed that raised the compression ratio from 5.7 to 6.2:1. The head featured bosses in place over each of the valves that raised the compression without interfering with airflow in and out of the combustion chamber. For 1934, the horsepower rating was now 84 HP at 3,800 RPM, up 7 HP from the previous model year, and likely the reason it was Pontiac’s best-selling model for the year.

You’ll love the mirror finish of the burgundy paint, which highlights the scalloped fender details beautifully. This example sports great chrome, including optional bumper guards, and a classic matching Pontiac luggage trunk out back. Options include the delicate and valuable mascot radiator cap, dual locking side-mounted spares, dual taillights, and an unusual crank-down rear window that allows communication with the rumble seat passengers. The woodgrain interior features like-new cloth seats, an Art Deco translucent shifter ball, and a very unique seven-day clock with pull chain mounted in the rearview mirror. With real wood trim and classic gauges, you’ll love driving this Pontiac and showing it off to your friends. With a definite nod to classic styling, yet with more modern performance, any Pontiac collector will advise you that this is a rare and desirable addition to any garage.

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