One of only 630 built in 1957, the Bonneville convertible, with its
rocket-influenced details, was the pinnacle of Pontiac design,
created by Pontiac to compete with Cadillac. In the world of
domestics from the 1950s, it's hard to get more desirable than the
1957 Bonneville convertible. The company built only 630, one for
each dealer, to showcase their new performance masterpiece, the
first car to come with the iconic Bonneville nameplate, stylishly
displayed on the rear fenders with the "fuel-injection"
designation. Priced at more than double Pontiac's previous Star
Chief convertible, this car was the pinnacle of luxury. Each of the
cars came fully equipped with a bevy of standard equipment, such as
power steering, power brakes, Wonder Bar radio with electric
antenna, leather seating surfaces, power top and eight-way power
seats. The Bonneville, even with all its luxury, was no slouch on
the road. Each of these cars came with a 347ci V8 engine with
Rochester mechanical fuel-injection and a factory rating of 315hp,
meaning 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 101.6 mph.
Iconic design features include a Dagmar front end, rocket marker
lights and an exhaust that exits through the rear bumper. This car
benefited from a frame-off, nut-and-bolt restoration, and has been
meticulously cared for since. It comes in the original Kenyan White
with Bonneville red and white interior and has Coker vintage-look
radials. There is an accompanying notebook, with pictures of the
restoration to demonstrate the attention to detail.