Fast Fullsize: 1969 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible – Sold?
January 5, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
September 15, 2021 Update – Thanks to one of our website followers, we learned that while the Craigslist ad for this Bonneville expires, the seller continues to have the car listed on Facebook Marketplace with the price lowered to $23,500.
August 5, 2021 Update – Now entering the fourth month with no sale, the seller of this attractive and well-optioned 1969 Pontiac Bonneville just posted a fresh ad on Craigslist while remaining firm on their asking price of $25,000. Unless we’re missing something seen in person the ad does not show, we can’t decide whether the price or the length of the car is detracting potential suitors from buying this land yacht.
July 7, 2021 Update – Another month, another no sale. We just confirmed the seller of this ’69 Pontiac Bonneville we first featured in April just posted a fresh listing with the same description and pictures. Unfortunately, the unsuccessful $25,000 asking price also remains.
June 11, 2021 Update – We just came across a fresh listing for this ’69 Pontiac Bonneville that replaced the original one we first featured last month. The price, pictures, and description all remain the same.
May 4, 2021 Update – We just came across a fresh listing for this ’69 Pontiac Bonneville that replaced the original one we first featured last month. The price, pictures, and description all remain the same.
When my father bought a Grand Prix brand new at Jim Culligan Pontiac in Buffalo in 1969, I can still remember thinking how much bigger the Bonneville was as it sat inside the dealership. The pictures of this 360 horsepower, 428-powered ’69 Bonneville convertible currently listed on Facebook Marketplace in Upper Montclair, New Jersey reconfirm the fact the car’s size was not the illusion of an elementary school-sized kid; these top-of-the-line Pontiacs are very long. Currently offered for $25,000, comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their Bonneville currently priced between the #3 “Good” estimate of $19,030 and the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $31,790 after factoring in a ten percent increase for factory A/C. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review indicates the current asking price falls above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $24,553 after factoring in a ten percent premium for the 428 powerplant.
Pontiac’s fourth-generation Bonneville launched in 1965 received a minor styling update for 1969. While the front fascia remained similar to the prior year’s, the rest of the car received updates. Designers removed side creases and lessened the overall “Coke Bottle” effect. The rear end received widened hockey-stick-shaped taillights and a color-coded bumper insert. The interior saw even more updates, featuring more padding, wood trim, and a slanted dashboard.
We came across this vintage 1969 Pontiac commercial covering all of the cars the GM Division offered that year:
While the private seller highlights the fact this Bonneville retains its 428 cubic inch V8, we note this car has the middle-of-road, four-barrel-topped, 360 horsepower version. As the seller notes, many of these full-size Pontiacs donated their engines for other causes long ago, so it’s nice to come across an example still powered by this motor. The minor overspray in the door jambs combined with the faux carbon fiber wrap adorning some of the interior trim has us convinced this Bonneville went through some restoration work, although the seller indicates this is a rust-free example. This is a land yacht you can enjoy cruising in style.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Immaculate Bonnie land yacht with the rare and desirable 428 V8 motor.
(This became the engine of choice for many NASCAR builders.)
360hp 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. Quite incredible for a full-sized Pontiac!
Incredible silver paint over immaculate black interior.
Rust free and loaded: Power top, Power steering, Power front disks, AC
I have a clean NJ title in my name. Cash, please.
Buyer collects in Upper Montclair NJ”
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