"Pontiac! We Build Excitement!"
Looks more like a Stratoliner to me, can't see the crease so it's hard to tell. I don't know if the Open Road was sold open crown or strictly Cattleman's crease."Pontiac! We Build Excitement!"
No, wait, that was about 45 years in the future.
The $828, the ad says, was for the business coupe, the model with the large compartment behind the front seat for salesmen to stash their sample cases. A bit more, no doubt, for a family sedan. And the guy driving it looks as if he's wearing an Open Road hat, the "LBJ" style we know of today . . . though I think at this point, 1941, Stetson's "Open Road" model was a regular fedora with no "Western" overtones.
I was strictly a PF Flyers kid; Red Ball Jets in a pinch.
I don't think the OR, the original 1930s model, was done as cattleman crease. The artwork I've seen in Stetson ads of that time shows them as standard fedoras. Yes, the Pontiac driver could be wearing a Strat. Remember, a Strat and an OR are pretty much the same hat in dimensions and appointments. Their labeling is different, and the early Stratoliners had their cool box and marketing.Looks more like a Stratoliner to me, can't see the crease so it's hard to tell. I don't know if the Open Road was sold open crown or strictly Cattleman's crease.
I noticed that the fine print on all the car ads say “delivered to” Detroit or Pontiac where I’m assuming they were assembled. We’re there car dealerships that charged transport costs to get them to your hometown or did people go to the factory and drive them off the lot?
I certainly have no quarrel with that. I’m fact I would enjoy being there with them.From The Cabin Coffee Table — An occasional look back at what the old Codgers saw and smoked (with a little detour and frolic, here and there):
A few more beers, and Pops puts a horseshoe through a window. Guaranteed. But I don’t think the other guy will mind so much by then. Besides, making an old fellow sit on an old fruit basket like that just isn’t that neighborly. Especially an old codger who smokes a pipe, wears a hat, and drinks beer.
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