August 30, 2019 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
This stunning dark red over tan 1960 Pontiac Bonneville is an example we saw originally posted in July 2019 on Craigslist in Delaplane, Virginia where the private seller is currently asking $40,000 but also states he is a “motivated seller.” Based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool, the motivated seller has his Bonneville priced $25,300 below the #2 “Excellent” level of $65, 300 and $4,440 above the #3 “Good” level of $35,600. Worth noting is that values for these vintage Bonnevilles have held rock steady over the past three years.
Pontiac launched the second generation, lower and wider Bonneville in 1959 with a new split grille design combined with the brand’s new “Wide Track” marketing slogan. The biggest change for 1960 was the elimination of the twin tail fins with the placement of the taillights now on the top of the rear fenders. Styling of the 1960 Big Pontiacs was regarded as among the cleanest within the GM brands that year.
The seller reports that his Bonneville received what he describes as a “full restoration” in 2006 that included new paint, new upholstery, and convertible top. The seller states that his Pontiac has all power options including seats, steering, and the convertible top. He also mentions that his car retains its original engine. The only thing we noticed from the pictures is the passenger side window appears to have an alignment problem that you should ask the seller about.
This Bonneville appears to be a nice land yacht you can enjoy this summer and then spend the winter months addressing any small issues you discover. Good luck with the purchase!