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Pontiac Package: Bonneville Convertibles And More!

This three-car deal in Fairfield, California began when someone walked into the barn, snapped some cell-phone pictures, and spent two minutes on a rudimentary description. Perhaps the low-effort listing will net a reasonable sale price. A buyer rolling the dice might snag a bargain or come up snake-eyes. With a Buy It Now price of $10,000 and a “Make Offer” button here on eBay, the winning number will be difficult to determine without contacting the seller.

We should praise the listing for matching up the photos and descriptions so you know which car is which, a simple task often overlooked. The blue 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible is described as “a Brass Tag Executive Car (Printed on Build Sheet)” that was “Ordered with rare options,” none of which are described, though we can see power window and lock controls in the picture above.

The trim and roof design of this 1963 Pontiac Catalina Ventura certainly emulate the look of a convertible top, but this coupe’s roof is all steel. The seller describes the Catalina as having suffered some front-end damage, but with minimal rust and an original engine.

This third car is another ’63 Bonneville convertible with original engine (removed) and no transmission. No specifics help identify any of the cars’ engines or transmissions. While a suite of engine options motivated Pontiac’s full-size lineup in ’63, all displaced either 389 or 421 cubic inches. Thanks to lov2xlr8.no for some details. A savvy Pontiac expert may well see $10,000 in parts here, even without more detailed descriptions or the decency of a wash. What would you give for this “as-is” trio of California classics?

Comments

  1. ccrvtt

    The extra set of switches on the driver’s door are not power door locks, they’re power vent windows – very cool!

    The 1963 Bonneville convertible is one of the most elegant Pontiacs of all time. I don’t have a clue as to what it would take to bring at least one of these back but I sure hope someone does it.

    Inside and out they’re beautiful cars. Nice find.

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    • Jim

      It is worth the time and effort, just better have a long garage.

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  2. Gaspumpchas

    Yes and I think worth the coin. sure is a lot of parts there. fix the 2 ‘verts and use the 3rd for parts?? Good luck to the new owner- Poncho lovers dream!!!

    Cheers

    GPC

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  3. Larry Hawkins

    I was 11 yrs old when the Bonneville convertible was new. The base price was between $3500 and $3600. To my recollection power vent Windows were available on Olds 98, Buick Electras all Cadillacs, Lincolns, Chrysler New Yorkers and Imperials.These cars were in the near luxury and luxury price class
    The Bonneville was in the upper medium class

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    • Bob

      My first car was a 1961 Bonneville Convertible, that was in 1965.
      Been a Pontiac guy ever since.

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  4. Guy G.

    Maybe 7500 or lower (MAYBE) have to take closer look to see with all 3 if one with parts from others could make up a possible restore project? but wouldn’t give ANYMORE then that. And that;s if I could find all the space for the big 3

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  5. JP

    I had a ’62 Bonneville Conv. wht on wht w/red int. Gorgeous car & wish I kept it!

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  6. pwtiger

    It looks like the baby blue car has 8 lug wheels and bucket seats, it would be a nice ride! The nice thing about Bonneville’s they came with the hydromatic not that slim-jim tranny. But like most old projects you can spend more fixing them up then you can sell them for, so bite the bullet then drive the hell out of it…I actually like the hardtop, maybe put a 454 chevy with an OD trans in it, which could be a lot cheaper than building a 455 poncho.

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  7. Glen Riddle

    I had a ’64 Bonnie 4-dr hardtop, 421 tri-power, loaded a/c car with 8-lugs from 1970-1976. It was a great car. Thanks for the memories.

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  8. Jim

    Took my Road Test on my Fathers 61 Pont. Covert in 1970.

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