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58Bonne's 1958 Bonneville

2019 June
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Ringo64

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  1. How many miles does it have? Any accidents? Engine rebuilt? The short answer will always be: whatever someone is willing to pay. The car could be "worth" $35k but if the market is only willing to pay $5k, you're kind of out of luck . The long answer will have to take into consideration things like my above questions, how it was restored, how original it is, etc...
  2. Good question. Tried to find some history on this badge but am not succeeding. Searching pictures though, it seems most Bonneville's do have this badging. (A few I found do not though but they looked heavily modified so could just have been preference) Maybe one of the other guys know a bit more about it than me. This website does not appear to be loading for me. I am getting a 404 error.
  3. Created your own topic for your question
  4. What a jam packed schedule but man, that sounds like fun and a great experience! GE is going to have to get one of those Travel Maps soon to cross off the states he's created road kill in.
  5. Sure with those suspension upgrades, it's a fun grocery getter!
  6. Good to see Wild E made it out to see Road Runner and Bugs. Sounded like a good time! Man, those kill stickers just keep piling up!
  7. Did you know once you get 10+ posts you can change your Display Name once a year? Just need to go to Account Settings -> Display Name as seen in the screenshot below. (In Account Settings, you can change a various number of things as you can see in the screenshot as well such as Email, Password, Signature, etc...)
  8. Welcome to our July 2019 Pontiac of the Month Voting. Best of luck to all competitors, may the best Pontiac win! Please remember, this is a friendly competition. No one individual may register/vote more than once. If you are found soliciting individuals to register/vote more than once, you will be removed from the competition. Let's have a fun voting round! ------------- vin1069's 1970 Pontiac GTO DrDave's 1970 TA RAIII 4spd MelsSS' 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix TranzAm69's 1969 Firebird aspiringcarguy's 1965 GTO Hawaii bob 67's GTO Hannah's 2005 GTO LawMan62's 1992 Grand Prix, One Owner Grand Prix SE with the 3.4 Twin Dual Cam Engine with 90,000 plus miles. Keane165's 1970 LeMans - Oldest brother purchased it new and stayed in the immediate family. I have personally owned it since 1985. 212K miles on original engine. Exterior reconditioned in 2014. gmoney's 1967 Acadian brandyv73's 1968 Firebird 400 restomod done over the past 9 years by my husband, Steve.
  9. It’s looking great! Keep it up 👍. Any plans for the future?
  10. Great looking Tempest! Anything done to it?
  11. Good time to bring back this topic. Cheapest around these parts is about $2.37 for reg. 87
  12. We've had many discussions throughout the years on what made Pontiac great. From looks to performance to awesome options... What about the opposite end of the spectrum though? What Pontiac model was "unattractive" to you? This can either be from an aesthetics, mechanic or any point of view, all I have to say is don't take the easy way out with saying the Aztec . For me it was the Pontiac Montana. Never thought the Pontiac being the "Excitement" or "Performance" brand should have been in the mini-van game. While I am sure it was a great mini-van as we had a Chevy Venture when I was younger, it just seems like GM was forcing it and trying to make Pontiac useful in the wrong sense or went too crazy in it's "rebadging" scheme. Nothing to me says "Excitement" about a Montana (except maybe that V8 Montana I posted earlier this year). Looks really didn't bring much to the table being from the early 00's either. What do you think? What was the most unattractive Pontiac?
  13. Very cool! It's sometimes the little things that bring the most joy. Love seeing all the old options.
  14. Nice! Sounds like a good journey filled with mishaps but more fun 👍
  15. "Stop the hate get a V8" <- love that license plate holder Sounds amazing!
  16. Pontiac of the Month is here for July! To nominate your or another user's Pontiac, please read the rules below: Rules: You may nominate your own Pontiac or another member's Pontiac from Forever Pontiac. If you do nominate your own Pontiac, please be sure that you've added it to our Garage or your entry will not be accepted. In your nomination/entry you must include: Display Name of the user you're nominating (if not yourself) A picture of your Pontiac (only 1 photo) The year and model of your Pontiac Any other facts about your Pontiac you wish the voting public to know. Such as modifications, restorations, etc.. Only ONE entry per user. Please do not submit any one user’s vehicle more than once. This is a friendly and honest competition. You will be disqualified from POTM if you are found registering (or enlisting individuals to register) multiple times once we are in voting. (NOTE: that is multiple times for one individual. Inviting one user to vote one time is fine.) Nominations will run through June 23rd and voting will start on June 24th. To enter your Pontiac or nominate someone else's, you will reply to this topic (click the red "Reply to this topic" button above this post or scroll to the bottom and click into the "Reply to this topic" text area) If you submit your nomination outside this topic, it will not be counted. Please let us know if you have any questions!
  17. We'll see how the longevity of this cleanup goes. If it does go back, I"ll have to try Meguiars 👍
  18. I stand corrected, looks like Power Steering was an option on the 59 👍 . Keep in mind though it will be not as modern as today . Finding one may be tough. Obviously, a little easier here in the States but you will definitely pay a pretty penny to get it shipped to over to you. If money is no object, that may be the way to go. ClassicCars.com is good eye candy but may be towards the higher-end of prices, still may be good to look at: https://classiccars.com/listings/find/1958-1959/pontiac/bonneville Otherwise, may want to check in with any local Pontiac or USA classic car clubs in your area.
  19. Over the past few months the passenger headlight has been collecting a bunch of pollen, dirt and just overall gunk that turned into that hazy film over the lens. Last weekend, decided I had enough of it and decided to grab a cleaner to get it off. Was out and about so decided to look up a few things and ended up settling on Turtle Wax's Lens Restorer (didn't hurt it was on sale). It came with a "lens clarifying" rubbing compound, 2 abrasion pads (plus lubricant) and wipes to seal it afterwards. TURTLE WAX HEADLIGHT LENS RESTORER KIT Apparently, my headlight had quite a bit of gunk on it as most people can get by with just using the rubbing compound. Ended up having to use the abrasion pads as well. However, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I wouldn't say it is "brand new" but it is very close and oh, so much better. For the price and spending less than an hour on the project, it is a great product IMO. Totally did a bonehead move and forgot to take a "before" picture but you can somewhat see this in the below pic: Here is the after. Like I said, not perfect but so much better!: Not a sponsored post but did want to provide my feedback in case anyone is in the same boat.
  20. Welcome! A '59 Bonnie is a fine vehicle. A first vehicle? I'm not sure but I'll let you judge that . Keep in mind that the driving safety and convenience features are nothing like today. No ABS, power steering, disk brakes, etc... It takes skill, planning and well, upper body strength to drive these dinosaurs. With the age of the vehicle, you may be needing to repair your beautiful Bonnie quite a bit if you plan on driving it daily and that may become expensive and time consuming. Especially as parts for these are hard to find plus you are living in a foreign country, that may compound that difficulty. If I had to make an alternative suggestion, I would suggest a Pontiac from the 2000's. For a first car, they would be a little more forgiving, modern and safe while still having that Pontiac attitude . Let us know if you have any questions about the Bonneville though and we'll be happy to give you a better idea.
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