View Full Version : 1955 Pontiac Barnette Hearse

Channing Spencer
03-08-2017, 02:41 PM
"For sale runs and drives clear current title and paper tag located in Fort Collins, Colorado 9500.00 may consider partial trade." "Glass is being made for back doors and will be professionally installed prior to sale[PP]."

Call Matt 970 203 5353


John ED Renstrom
03-08-2017, 10:08 PM
A rare car we'll see it that is a plus or not

Kurt Arends
03-08-2017, 11:02 PM
Runs, drives, and(I assume) stops! There's a lot to be said for that!

Still seems to be pricey at $9500.

Paul Steinberg
03-09-2017, 08:37 AM
Seems that everyone starts high, and it is difficult to start low, and then raise the price. The only time that I saw that happen, was a Craigslist ad, where people contacted the seller to tell him that it was a rare car, and that the price was too low. He went from $5000 to $7000, and when the car sold, he felt that he sold it too cheaply.

John ED Renstrom
03-09-2017, 10:51 AM
Easy to get swayed into thinking that rare means it's worth big bucks. Now 9 would not be bad for someone that wanted to get the car and drive it as is.keep it.mechanacly sound and let the rest age. But to bring it back to glory you spent a 1/3 of the price of restoration on buying the car. If it was a 2 door hardtop in the same condition it would be worth putting the money into.
But you would really have to want one bad to do it to a hearse. From the pictures it is a worthy canadate to restore. All the trim is there grass still in the car. Sites straight and is drive able now. I wish the man luck. If I wanted. One I would not hesitate to call and inquire.

As for the one Paul is talking about people had almost talked the man into keeping the car. As the buyer had reached his limits even on that car. How many times has one seen this happen. Were people not interest in buying drive the price over the top of the market so the car is a no sale. Then gets sold a year or two later for half the money. Then trashed.

If your interested call..

Joe Melanson
03-27-2017, 04:15 PM
Here is the same care listed on craigslist with a more detailed description (and a few errors) and a lot more pics.


Pontiac Hearse - $9500

1955 Pontiac Chieftain Hearse. Produced by Barnette Hearse company which started in 1955, this is a rare vehicle. Original motor still under the hood with 3 on the tree, this is a running driving automobile. Rollers are in a box ready to go back in the floor if you like, or make it a passenger vehicle. Great car for the gouhl at heart, or anyone seeking a unique ride. Open to trades, but not looking for help selling.

Ratrod, rat rod, hotrod, hot rod, chopper, harley, bobber, model a, duece, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, hearse, batnette, big twin, triumph, bonuville, advertising, funeral, funeral home, power hammer, pullmax, press brake, enclosed trailer, flathead, evo, snap-on, clemco, forklift
3/27/16: post id: 6032628211 // posted: 21 days ago // updated: 20 days ago

John ED Renstrom
03-27-2017, 09:52 PM
you have been car drulling again haven't you? that Buick makes you say yes if your me. glad my garage is full and I have a 50 ambulance to work on

Channing Spencer
03-29-2017, 12:30 AM
I know for sure that the seller is willing to come down on the price.

Todd Merrifield
03-29-2017, 06:16 AM
Don't know why, but the CL link is wrong now. Here is the correct one:


Peter Grave
03-29-2017, 09:25 AM
This Pontiac is OK but if I were looking for another project (and I'm not) it would be better buy Buick.

Todd Merrifield
03-29-2017, 08:04 PM
Between the 51 Buick and this 55 Poncho, the Pontiac seems like a much better deal to me. It is 2/3 the price of the Buick, arguably better condition, and appears to be mobile and drivable right now, whereas the Buick hasn't been started in 30 years. Unless the Buick is super rare and more desirable, or somehow more complete, I'd be laying down a deposit on the Poncho. Sand off some of the more severe rust and drive as-is.