Pontiac Club de Mer replica hits the block this weekend
By Myles Kornblatt
FULL STORY:http://www.motobullet.com/news.php?id=10448........Pontiac was going through a revolution in 1956. The Club de Mer was part of the company's plan to shed its ho-hum image for trendier styling and more performance. Pontiac was basically pulling off the same feat Buick is doing today.
The Club de Mer would likely be a treasured part of GM's modern collection had it not been crushed per the policy with most concept cars. Marty Martino has built a few recreations of notable show cars, and he decided this Pontiac concept needed a proper tribute. He sifted through photos of the original show car and used GM's 1/4 scale model of the Club de Mer (still in existence) to create a one-off that is the closest we can get to appreciating the original Club de Mer. He seemed to get all the details right like the then-famous silver streaks on the hood, flip up headlights, single rear shark fin, and silver mylar-infused interior carpeting.......
..........This weekend in West Palm Beach, the Hollywood Wheels Car Auction will send this Pontiac Club de Mer to a new owner. It is a somewhat fitting tribute as West Palm Beach is the city Earl retired to when he left GM in 1958.
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