1948 Pontiac Silver Streak 8 Convertible For Sale in Chicago. This Pontiac has a 249 CID straight eight 2brl engine backed by the 4 speed Hydramatic automatic transmission. The horsepower is rated at 108HP with 190 FT LBS of torque. There is a floor mounted (factory) push lever to start the engine. Options on this 48 Pontiac are power top, full factory gauges, factory AM radio, cigar lighter, clock, vinyl interior, Deluxe hubcaps, factory bias ply wide whitewall tires, under hood reel out light, trunklid light, and interior dome light. The Red paint is in nice shape, and the chrome and stainless are beautiful! The interior is Ultra leather. This Pontiac was restored in 2005, but the interior was redone in 2013. The power or hydraulic convertible top functions properly. In 1948 a new Pontiac styling included triple "Silver Streaks," a horizontal grille theme with vertical shaft, and round taillights. The word "Silver Streak" was carried on the sides of the hood with eights having an "8" placed between the two words. Perhaps the biggest story of 1948 for Pontiac was the addition of Hydramatic automatic transmission as an option. As of 1948 only General Motors sold cars with fully automatic transmissions and the only other way to get one was to buy a higher priced Cadillac, Buick or Oldsmobile. This 1948 Pontiac Streamliner Silver Streak Convertible can be seen at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and is located in our Chicagoland Showroom, which can be reached at 708 444 4488.