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A 1958 Pontiac Bonneville sport coupe sold for $121,000

Andrea Divirgilio / March 6, 2012

Vintage cars are highly sought after by collectors. The older they get, the more valuable they they become. After some significant auctions like the 1964 Pontiac XP833, and the 1939 Ghost Pontiac, it was the turn of a rare 1958 Pontiac Bonneville deluxe sports coupe to go under the hammer. It managed to bring in $121,000 which also includes buyer’s premium. The experts at the auctioning event attributed the success of this car to fact that this limited edition vehicle comes with a triple-green color combination on the exterior as well as the interior. The green color appears in 3 distinctive shades in the various, apart from the steel bodywork.

1958 Pontiac Bonneville sport coupe

During the 1950’s which was dominated by the Ferraris, brands like the Pontiac was under stress to change its designing and technology at a rather rapid pace. Many engine features along with body construction changed, until General Motors arrived at the Bonneville design by 1958, where they introduced a hardtop coupe and also a convertible design. In terms of the engine, though a lot was changed but the options for the fuel injection and the tri-power were still made available.

1958 Pontiac Bonneville dashboard

Under the engine, the car sports the 300BHP, OHV V-8 engine with 4-speed hydra-matic transmission. Accompanying that, were the independent front coil spring suspension system, along with the live rear axle with trailing arm spring suspension, and the 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes which made travelling in this Pontiac quiet the adventure. For ease and comfort of use, there was also the power windows and transportable radio, rarity in those days. With this radically different radio, the user could take the radio out of the car to be played at another place, and simply plugging it in later.

1958 Pontiac Bonneville bodywork

On the aesthetic front, the crafted motifs along the vehicle’s body, as well the interiors are truly well crafted specimens. While the interior sports green shading, a variation shade combination of that is used on the interior, especially the seating which is made from vinyl cloth combination with signature motif. There also lies a special tissue dispenser and door edge guards which accentuate the vehicle’s beauty. The Remington Cusion Aire C78-14 white all tires are also a part of this auto marvel.

1958 Pontiac Bonneville sport coupe

Via: RM Auctions/ Hemmings

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