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Lot 124

2013   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2013

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Fuel-Injected Convertible

SOLD $176,000

Estimate

$150,000 - $180,000

Chassis

P857H35445

Car Highlights

One of the First High-Performance Pontiacs
Astounding Concours-Quality Restoration
Fully Loaded Top-of-the-Line Example
One of Only 630 Built

Technical Specs

347 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Rochester Mechanical Fuel-Injection
310 BHP at 4,800 RPM
3-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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The 1957 Bonneville presented here is a quintessential example of Pontiac’s highperformance halo car. When new, the vast majority of the Bonneville models were finished in the combination that this car wears today – Kenya Ivory with red trim and a Tartan Red interior. This fresh and dramatic color scheme highlights the many exciting details and flamboyant use of chrome. The Bonneville also features the famous tri-blade wheel covers and the correct chrome spears on each side ahead of the taillight bezels – two of its most memorable styling features.

It is fully equipped with all the standard features: a Wonderbar AM radio, a deluxe steering wheel, a clock, and period-correct whitewall tires. It also features an abundance of power options, including top, antenna, steering, brakes, windows, door locks, and an eight-way power seat. It is safe to say that the immaculate presentation of this car places it among the finest examples of these highly desirable Pontiacs. The level of restoration is staggering in its attention to detail; everything has been restored to factory specifications, and even the original inspection marks on the firewall have been carefully re-created. The car looks sensational and is reported to offer tremendous performance: the fuel-injected engine supplies this car with acceleration that would put many sports cars of the era to shame.

As part of an esteemed private collection, this spectacular Bonneville has been manitained without regard to cost and presents beautifully in all areas. It will certainly be a standout at Pontiac Club events and appears ready to win awards at a number of concours around the country. With so few surviving examples, this is a remarkable opportunity for collectors to acquire one of the most rare, exciting, and desirable of all 1950s American convertibles.