Monday, September 26, 2022

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

One of 630 Bonneville Convertibles produced in 1957, one for each Pontiac dealer. 347/310 HP V-8 engine. Rochester fuel injection. Strato-Flight Hydra-Matic transmission. Power steering. Power brakes. Two-tone Red and White leather interior. Deluxe carpeting. Power convertible top. Wonderbar signal-seeking radio. Power antenna. 8-way power seats.
In the world of rare domestics from the 1950s, it’s hard to get more rare or more desirable than the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Bonneville. The engine in the Bonneville was a Rochester fuel-injected 347 cubic inch V-8 yielding a major 315 hp. That was mated to a Strato-Flight Hydra-Matic three speed automatic transmission. Price was a ridiculous $5,782 compared to $3,105 for an ordinary Star Chief convertible. Bonnevilles included power everything.
Up for grabs at Mecum.