Factory 8-Track: 1967 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

The Guys With Rides team is present this driver-quality, 400 cubic inch V8 powered, two-owner 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible in a reserve auction starting at Noon Thursday, July 8, 2021, and ending two weeks later at 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel:

Pontiac launch the fourth generation Bonneville for the 1965 model year.  Two years later, Bonneville for 1967 received a major update that included dramatic new styling and featured a new grille-in-bumper front design, more creases to accentuate the “Coke body” styling, and an updated rear fascia. The interior featured a new wrap-around style dash with new switchgear, instrumentation, and trim. As with all cars sold in the U.S. that year, 1967 Bonnevilles came with seatbelts and other government-mandated safety equipment as standard equipment.

1967 also saw a large power-train and chassis refresh for Pontiac. Engineers increased the displacement of the 389 cubic inch V8 to 400 cubic inches. Similarly, the 421 cubic inch V8 was now bored out to 428 cubic inches. On top of the engine “Tri-Power” setups from previous model years were replaced with the new Quadra Jet “spread bore” carburetor. Carter AFB carburetors were still standard, but the Quadra Jet was featured as the new “High performance” upgrade. A dual-circuit master cylinder was standard as per legislation and disc brakes became an optional extra.

Gary, the second owner and current caretaker of this driver-quality 1967 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, purchased the car from the original owner approximately six years ago.  In addition to featuring a factory-installed Eight-Track player, the original owner special ordered his Bonneville to be painted in 1966 Cadillac color he liked.  We believe the color is Ember Firemist.

To make this turnpike cruiser even easier to drive, the original owner opted for both power steering and power brakes with drums mounted at all four corners.  The lone interior convenience option we spotted is power window control, although we note the vent windows rely on manual cranks.  The wrap-around dashboard appears to be crack-free and we love how this car still features its original factory radio connected to an eight-track player. The seller indicates the player has been know to “eat” eight tracks, so the next owner may want to consider having the unit rebuilt.

Based on the overspray observed in several pictures, we believe this Bonneville received a repaint at some point but the current owner does not know when that occurred.  The current owner indicates the trailer hitch mounted on the car was used by the original owner to haul ski equipment in the Colorado area.

The parchment interior is believed to be original and in very presentable condition. The car received a new white convertible top during the seller’s ownership and as the following video shows, the top raises and lowers as intended. Also worth noting is that this Bonneville still has the original matching boot cover to place over the top when lowered.

The picture below provides the link to the complimentary LemonSquad.com Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) completed in June 2021 for this auction. Click on the picture below to review the complete report.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1967 Pontiac Bonneville, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

2 Comments
  1. Bob Kuck

    Is there any rust on the car – anywhere?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Bob, Here was the Lemon Squad Inspector’s assessment of the car as far as rust: “The rear floor pan shows surface rust, but is
      not rotted through. The entire undercarriage of the vehicle shows surface rust throughout.”

      You can read the entire inspection report by clicking on the Lemon Squad picture above. Additionally, if you click through the picture carousel on the top of the listing, the mechanic provided a number of pictures of the underside on the car backing up what we wrote. Our understanding is that this Bonneville has spent its entire life in Colorado, which tends to be less corrosive than other climates.

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