1960 Pontιɑc BonneʋιƖƖe ConʋeɾtiƄƖe

Deliveried increased dramatically in the 1960s, to the point where the Impala moved almost 900,000 units in 1964. Come 2022 and second- and third-gen Impalas are anything but rare, but they’re incredibly popular with the classic car crowd. To such an extent that other GM-built full-size vehicles from the era are pretty much ignored.

1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible | S66 | Dallas 2016 | Pontiac  bonneville, Pontiac convertible, Pontiac cars

And that’s a shame because GM’s lineup included many awesome land yachts at the time. I’m talking about the Oldsmobile 98, the Buick Electra, and the Pontiac Bonneville. The latter is my absolute favorite for two reasons: it looks sexier than the Impala and it came with a powerful V8 engine as standard.


Just like the Impala, the first-gen Bonneville was a one-year wonder. The full-size was redesigned for 1959 when it was also slotted above the Catalina. That year also saw Pontiac introduce the iconic split grille and “wide track” design that added three inches of track width compared to other GM products.


The second-gen Bonneville was only offered with a 389-cubic-inch (6.4-liter) Tempest V8 engine. While restricted to just one mill, the standard Bonneville packed more punch than most Impala versions available at the time.

1960 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE – Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car  Gallery

Not surprisingly, the 1960 Bonneville wasn’t as popular as the Impala: Pontiac delivered only 80,651 units that year. And only 17,062 examples were convertibles, which makes the 1960 Bonneville one of the rarest full-size drop-tops from the era. The Coronado Red example you see here is one of those cars.

Car Show Classic: 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Vista Hardtop – A Few Extra  Inches Of Prestige | Curbside Classic

Briliantly restored to original specifications, this Poncho looks like it could win awards at any Concours d’Elegance. The paint looks absolutely gorgeous from every angle, the chrome trim shines like new, and the interior is so clean you could eat off the floor. The same goes for the engine bay, which hides a spotless 389 V8 refinished in period-correct color and still rocking many of its original components.

1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible | U41 | Kissimmee 2018

On top of that, it purrs like a kitten while idling and roars like a lion when the pedal hits the metal. Since many of these drop-tops were abandoned in junkyards or barns, this 1960 Bonneville might just be the finest one in existence. So go ahead and hit the play button below for a walk around and in-car driving footage.

1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible | S71 | Houston 2018

Related Posts

Beholding the Mesmerizing ‘Eye of the Earth’: A Surreal Beauty of Water Lake

The deep emerald water lake emerges amidst a beautifully surreal, untouched landscape. Known as The Eye of the Earth, or the Cetina Lake, it is a magnificent natural wonder gifted…

Read more


Artificial Intelligence is the current fad affecting virtually all walks of life, and how one can employ it to do things smartly, determines how productive one will be. While there are…

Read more

Revving Up: Pontiаc Gгаnd Pгix Retuгns аs а Muscle Cаг Icon foг 2023

Pontiаc’s GTO wаs tҺe fiгst muscle cаг, but tҺe 400-Һp Gгаnd Pгix beаt it by 2 yeагs – Һeгe it гetuгns witҺ new looks аnd new poweг in а fгesҺ…

Read more

1954 Chevy Pick Up – Making the magic happen…

Lee and his partner (soon to be wife) Elenor came to us for some work on their Chevy truck. Lee initially met us at a car show, and followed us…

Read more

FLYBYARTIST’s Stunning AI-Generated Imagery of Bugatti Automobiles

Bugatti automobiles stand out for their exceptional design, captivating proportions, curves, and edgy lines. Yet to date, the brand has only ventured into hypercar territory. How incredible would it be if…

Read more

Supercar Blondie Takes The Fastest Accelerating Production Car Out For A Spin

Alex Hirschi shows us the McMurtry Spéirling and explains how it can go froм 0-60 мph in an insanely fast 1.4 seconds. It’s Ƅeen oʋer 4 decades since Gordon Murray’s BT46…

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *