1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NroUJxMJhfw[/ame]
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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    Nice find. A much simpler sales pitch for a simpler time.

    The fact that the V8 is only $25 more is pretty neat too!
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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    Very cool video, thanks for sharing!

    I really liked all of the live demonstrations.
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    That was fun; thanks Baja.

    I wonder what a fresh 1941 Torpedoback buyer would think if he were transported forward in time and given a 2006 Bonneville SSEi.

    What would his review be like?

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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Nice find. A much simpler sales pitch for a simpler time.

    The fact that the V8 is only $25 more is pretty neat too!
    That's actually a straight 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinerbc View Post
    That was fun; thanks Baja.

    I wonder what a fresh 1941 Torpedoback buyer would think if he were transported forward in time and given a 2006 Bonneville SSEi.

    What would his review be like?
    His head would probably explode trying to figure out all the features....

    Well, after he finished thinking "wtf??? how did I get from 1941 to 2006?? I thought cars would fly by now.....When did America turn into a bunch of PC wusses, HOW MUCH did you say a gallon of gas was ????"

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    LMAO @ chevytodd.

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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Nice find. A much simpler sales pitch for a simpler time.

    The fact that the V8 is only $25 more is pretty neat too!
    Well a school teacher made about $40 a month then so that $25 was no bargain.
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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    I'm going to have to come back and watch the rest. I just couldn't get past 4.5 minutes. It was uncomfortable to watch.

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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    i always have strange thoughts, including say, what if someone could time travel from that time period into current times, and pop into a modern car. I wonder what their thoughts would be? I mean,the space efficiency obviously is far superior to back then, and just the basic design o an interior vs today's elaborate design. I don't mean tech, i just mean aesthetics! Strange thought by jack handy here.
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    I wonder where a film of this type (it's like an infomercial) would have been viewed in 1940/41, since TV broadcasting was very sparse pre-WWII. Maybe in movie theatres as a "short", but did they really make the entire audience sit through all 14 minutes to get to the feature? Maybe with the girls, the troops would appreciate it, but when this was made, we had not really entered the war yet.
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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetonsils View Post
    I wonder where a film of this type (it's like an infomercial) would have been viewed in 1940/41, since TV broadcasting was very sparse pre-WWII. Maybe in movie theatres as a "short", but did they really make the entire audience sit through all 14 minutes to get to the feature? Maybe with the girls, the troops would appreciate it, but when this was made, we had not really entered the war yet.
    GM sales training vid?? Dunno...

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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac



    Actually, the last pre-war Pontiacs were 1942 models. The war started on 12/7/41, but the '42s had already been out for a few months.

    Nice video, though.
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    14 minutes may not have been perceived to be as long a period of time as it is now.

    Older relatives tell me that our attention spans are not as. ..




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    Re: 1941 The Last Pre-War Pontiac

    Quote Originally Posted by 91 s-10baja View Post
    i always have strange thoughts, including say, what if someone could time travel from that time period into current times, and pop into a modern car. I wonder what their thoughts would be? I mean,the space efficiency obviously is far superior to back then, and just the basic design o an interior vs today's elaborate design. I don't mean tech, i just mean aesthetics! Strange thought by jack handy here.
    Different standards definitely.
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    Space efficiency under the hood would easily be interpreted as impossible to work to do maintenance. (Depending on the vehicle: Why is there no battery under the hood?)
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