This 1965 Pontiac Bonneville convertible former barn find actually might be worth taking a second look upon close examination. It’s being sold here on eBay with an opening bid of
$2,900 $2,600 (it was reduced) and no reserve. The huge “wide track” Poncho is located in Fortville, Indiana and comes with some really interesting features! Just take a look below (tongue firmly in cheek).
For starters, check out that great two-tone paint job! I can’t say I’m familiar with a side by side two tone paint job before, and I couldn’t find any reference to them in the Pontiac brochures I found. Maybe it’s a one-off special edition? The seller explains in the auction listing that the previous owner sprayed the primer over what might be the original white paint.
Note the continued 2-tone (3-tone?) paint scheme with the different colored trunk lid. I do like the wide rear rim/plain black wheel look though. You can see there’s some rust, but not horrible rust, down on the lower body components of the car.
Now, look at this! I didn’t realize Pontiac perfected the completely see-through top back in 1965! Look at the 360 degree visibility! Yes, you’ll need a new top. And you can bet that there’s some issues with the frame or power system as well. But it’s a convertible! Who needs a top?
If you look on the right here, you can see how the manufacturer was portraying this car. I don’t think they could have made it look any wider, do you?
Back to this beauty! Look at those fancy ventilated seats! Another Pontiac innovation? At least they are here. You can get upholstery kits for this car, or you can have a local upholster re-do them. You do have a structure to start with. However, you’re going to have to figure out a way to attach them.
And look, the floor actually looks pretty solid–except for that right rear corner. I think you can patch that pretty easily, though. and it’s hidden under the seat as well.
Look, it’s magic–an engine that uses clear belts (must be the same technology as that top)! Not only that, it doesn’t even require a water pump! Obviously, the engine will need work, but at least it’s there and will turn over. The seller says they couldn’t get the timing right so they disassembled it to replace the timing gears and chain. Are you interested? It won’t take a lot of money to buy it, but it may take a lot more to make it driveable. What do you think, readers?