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1928 Pontiac Six a dealer-family showpiece


The Pick of the Day is a 1928 Pontiac Six being sold by a private owner with long ties to the vehicle and the brand.

“Our family business (orig. called Nofzinger Bros., see pics) began selling Pontiacs in 1928, which is why we have purchased and maintained this vehicle since the 1960s,” the seller notes in the vehicle’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com.

“These days we just don’t drive it enough as it deserves, and we’ve decided it’s time to let someone else enjoy it.”

The “see pics” note refers to a series of photographs of advertisements for the car back when it was new. 

Front view

“Sensational Success — based on a sensation value” and “Nowhere Else Such Features for $745” and “Faster, more Powerful than ever and enhanced in Style and Beauty” were headlines on just three of those advertisements.

Pontiac entered the American automotive marketplace at the New York Auto Show in January 1926 as a lower-priced model from the Michigan-based Oakland Motor Car Company. 

The New Series 6-28 launched for the 1928 model year with what the Standard Encyclopedia of American Automobiles called “lower, more sweeping body lines” as well as updated and higher-compression engines and freshened running gear. The engine was an inline 6-cylinder rated at 25.3 horsepower, thanks in part to a new Carter updraft carburetor, and was linked to a 3-speed manual transmission.

According to its website, the former Nofzinger Bros. Pontiac-GMC dealership was sold in 1998 not long after the family’s third generation established a used-car dealership under the CAR 1 banner. CAR 1 is operated by members of the family’s third-, fourth- and now fifth-generation of car dealers.

The advertisement for the 1928 Pontiac Six notes that it was restored in the early 1960s and goes into climate-controlled storage when not being driven. It also has a new radiator core, rebuilt carburetor, cleaned and resealed fuel tank and lines, while retaining its original interior.

The seller notes that the car has been driven only 30,972 miles since it was brand new.

The car is in Archbold, Ohio, and is for sale for $21,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. That seems like a hell of a great deal on a truly semi-rare vehicle that not everyone and his brother owns. I’d buy it if I had a place to keep it.


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