Xmas present: ’61 Pontiac Bonneville
There is no doubt that the GM bubble tops of ’61 are among the handsomest cars of the period. We are partial to the Pontiac because we think it has a nice blend between style and performance. We’ve featured a few before but they were both Venturas. This one, we are told, is a Bonneville. We know the complete history of this one all the way back to Shearin Pontiac in Milan, Tennessee where the buyer sat down and checked all the performance boxes and unchecked the frills. It is a 389cid, 348hp tri-power engine coupled to a Jetaway Automatic transmission. It is finished in Tradewind Blue with tricolor vinyl interior. Don (original owner) picked the Bonneville up at the dealer on Christmas Eve making this a really nice holiday present to himself. Fast forward 53 years and you see the Pontiac as it sits today. It was stored in a shed for eons and has some repairable rust to deal with. The Tradewind Blue paint is hanging in there but barely. This is a rare car that deserves restoration and we are confident some Pontiac bubbletop aficionado will scoop this one up. You just don’t see rare early muscle cars so original and with all the paperwork. Click here for the listing.