Wednesday, July 16, 2014

15k: Blue Steel: 1964 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

The face on the Pontiac Bonneville conjures up images of Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander doing his latest modeling pose Blue Steel which looks exactly like Magnum and his other signature looks.  If you haven't seen the movie Zoolander, you owe it to your inner child to pick up a copy on DVD or Blu Ray. The point is that 60s muscle cars also shared similar faces and this Bonneville looks like a Tempest, GTO, and LeMans --in fact, it even bears a passing resemblance to Galaxie and Fairlane.  Find this 1964 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible currently bidding for $11,655 via ebay in Lakeland, FL with a few hours to go.

The 3rd generation Pontiac Bonneville was built on GM's B-platform, and shared key dimensions and components with the Buick LeSabre, Chevrolet Impala,  Pontiac Catalina, Pontiac Laurentian and Chevrolet Bel Air.

Under the hood of this Bonneville is a 389 cubic inch (6.4 liter) V8 good for 230 horsepower and 386 ft-lbs of torque.  The 389 was the smallest V8 available in the Bonneville, and even though its power rating was low, the thing is a stump pulling monster and will move the big boat down the road with loads of torque.

Bench seats and basic instrumentation look liveable and although the sellers HDR style photos do make everything look nice, this seems to be a great deal for a 60's convertible.

See a better deal on a classic American big block ragtop?


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