Factory AC: 1960 Pontiac Bonneville – Auctioned on GwR!
November 3, 2021 Update – After recognizing this car at a local car show and speaking with the owner, he has agreed to try to have GuysWithRides auction it on his behalf! Please refer to the Auctions page on our website to track the progress and hopefully find the next caretaker for this great ride!
September 23, 2021 Update – The Internet and GuysWithRides never forget. After sitting out the summer following the expiration of their last Craigslist ad in June, we just came across a new listing for this 1960 Pontiac Bonneville we first featured in January 2021. With fall now in full swing and this seller motivated to make room in their garage, now is the time to try and make a deal on this factory air car.
June 26, 2021 Update – After sitting out most of June following the expiration of their last Craigslist ad, we just came across a new listing for this 1960 Pontiac Bonneville we first featured in January 2021. After several months without a sale at $24,500, the seller now has it listed at $26,750 or best reasonable offer.
June 6, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” until we come across a replacement listing.
May 2, 2021 Update – The private seller of this ’60 Bonneville featuring factory A/C just posted a fresh listing for their big red car but kept the same $24,500 asking price first lowered in March.
March 31, 2021 Update – The private seller of this ’60 Pontiac Bonneville, just posted a new listing with the price lowered to $24,500 or best reasonable offer. With the seller indicating he’s trying to make room in their garage, we get a sense they will be a motivated seller for the right offer.
If you were in the market for a new full-size car in 1960, preferred GM brands, but didn’t like the whole tailfin fad, you probably leaned towards a more elegant Pontiac Bonneville such as this all red two-door hardtop originally listed in January 2021 in nearby Ringoes, New Jersey where the current caretaker continues asking $26,750. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Riviera priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $25,200 and its #2 “Excellent” estimate of $44,300. Similarly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $23,000 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $35,000.
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.
Check out this 1960 Pontiac Promotional Video currently available on the MyFootage.com YouTube Channel:
The only thing we would change on this Bonneville is to replace the current aftermarket chrome wheels with a properly sourced set of vintage Pontiac eight-bolt rims, although we do realize that would be a pricey upgrade. If you have the garage space, this is another factory air-conditioned car featured today that will make a great show-and-go cruiser all summer long.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“It has a 389 engine with an automatic transmission. It also has rare factory A/C with the vents coming out of the dash. The chrome around the windows, and the chrome on the dash is all perfect with no rust or pits. The bumpers are in nice shape with some scratches and imperfections. The paint is older, but looks good and shines nice. Interior is like new with no rips or wear to it. The wheels have no rust or pits and the tires are brand new. I’m asking 25,750 or a reasonable offer. The car is stored inside a heated garage but must go I have no room for it. PLEASE no calls after 6:30. If I do not pick up leave a number and I will call back ASAP. I can not e mail or text you back. If you do not leave a number I can not call you back. Thank You Bill.“
Show or go: what would you do with this Bonneville? Comment below and let us know!
Nice! My first “classic” car was a 1960 Star Chief Vista which was a peg below the Bonneville. That Star Chief Vista 4 door hardtop was the least produced 1960 Pontiac. I wholeheartedly agree, the wheels have to go!
Beautiful Bonneville. The interior is not original and doesn’t reflect the high styling that Pontiac used in the Bonneville interiors. As others have said, the wheels are a distraction on this beautiful car.