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1954 Pontiac Strato-Streak

Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Chicago Motorama
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Chicago Motorama
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Chicago Motorama
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Chicago Motorama
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Chicago Motorama
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Chicago Motorama
Six-foot-four Harley Earl and designer Art Ross with two 1954 experimental models, the Pontiac Strato-Streak and the Oldsmobile F-88
Six-foot-four Harley Earl and designer Art Ross with two 1954 experimental models, the Pontiac Strato-Streak and the Oldsmobile F-88
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Advertisement
Pontiac Strato-Streak, 1954 - Advertisement
1954 Motorama - The Pontiac Strato Streak experimental four door hardtop.
1954 Motorama - The Pontiac Strato Streak experimental four door hardtop.
Images: General Motors Archive; www.shorey.net; aldenjewell’s photostream
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The 1954 Pontiac Strato Streak was a four-door pillarless (no center post) hardtop. It was inspired by the European Lancia. It was equipped with a straight-eight; 1954 was the final year of this engine. The fate of this car is unknown.
The 1954 Pontiac Strato Streak concept was a 4-door “hardtop type” car inspired by the Pontiac Catalina. With no center post between the doors, the car could be opened up completely. It had 4-bucket seats and the front set swiveled sideways for easier entry. Controls for safety and convenience accessories were on the drive shaft tunnel.

The Strato Streak was built on Pontiac’s 124-inch Star Chief’s wheelbase and was only 54.7-inches high, 8.7-inches lower than contemporary production models. The interior featured beige leather and a special nylon fabric with gold metallic threads. The Strato Streak’s backlight pillars were as narrow as possible. The wide rear window was supplemented by quadrant shaped sidelights. The rear doors opened into the wind, with special locks to prevent opening unless the car was stopped and in neutral.

It originally had a metallic green finish on its fiberglass body, but was later painted iridescent metallic red and renamed the Strato Streak II.
Source: lost-show-cars.blogspot.com; Bill Bowman - wiki.gmnext.com
Comments
Jerry
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Any suggestions for how I might get hard copies of the pictures and/or advertisements displayed on this page? I inherited a Pontiac Strato Streak V8 neon sign that I had restored and would like to display this type of material with it. Thx.
Stuart McCarthy
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I can't see ANY influence from Lancia whatsoever in the design of this car .
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