This car is fully documented through PHS to be a factory ordered black over red 389 Tri-Power Bonneville Convertible. The multiple carbureted, full size Pontiacs have been capturing the attention of serious collectors and are becoming more and more mainstream everyday. From an investment standpoint. These cars are a solid investment with a lot of upside potential, in the years to come. This example, is in driver condition currently. The interior was redone some years back and is still presentable but not perfect. The engine is a correct 389 with a 4 barrel carburetor and is not original to the car. It has been recently rebuilt and is very healthy, in both power and reliability. The frame, the floors, the trunk, are all original and are in sound condition. The top has been replaced at some point and is in very good functional and cosmetic condition. The paint and body should be addressed, in the future, to bring the car to the next level. Overall the body is pretty clean but will need metal repair on the bottom of both fender and the right front corner of the hood and the bottoms of both rear 1/4 panels. The bottoms of the doors appear to be solid as well . Both bumpers and the pot metal bright work should be rechromed. That being said, this is the type of car you can drive like it is and do a little each year to bring the car to the level it deserves. Update: The car has had a new trunk seal installed along with a new windshield. The front upper control arm bushings were recently replaced along with new front springs. All four shocks were replaced at that time as well.
Named for the famous speed-record Salt Flats in Utah, Bonneville was Pontiac’s luxury/performance car done on a grand scale.
Full-size Pontiacs were redesigned for the 1963 model year with a pair of vertically stacked headlamps at either end of the grille and parentheses-style tail lamps at the back.
Once upon a time in America, people drove long and large, and in cars to which those adjectives also applied.
It’s said that Harley Earl, the initial head of design for General Motors, got the idea for this Pontiac Bonneville Special concept car while watching world speed records.
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