Classic Bonneville Restoration Parts
Reproduction Car Parts for Your Classic Bonneville
The Bonneville is a car built by Pontiac from 1957 to 2005. The Bonneville was a full-sized automobile, except for between 1982 through 1986 when it was considered a mid-sized car. It was originally introduced as a limited production convertible in 1957 with high performance capabilities. The Bonneville which was known as the Parisienne in Canada through 1981, and its frame partner, the Grand Ville, were some of the biggest cars ever built, not just by Pontiac but by anyone. The Bonneville station wagon body styles reached just over 230 inches long which is over 19 feet or 5.8 meters, and at 5,000 pounds were the heaviest cars produced at the time. The Bonneville and Grand Ville were also popular as hearses because of their classic styling and interior room.
The Bonneville name was first introduced in 1954 on a pair of bubble-topped concept cars called the Bonneville Special. They were displayed at the GM Motorama show, sharing an appearance with the first Chevrolet Corvette.
The Bonneville joined the GM lineup as a high-performance, fuel-injected luxury trim level for a convertible version of the Star Chief in 1957. The 1957 Star Chief Bonneville came standard with every available option except air conditioning and a continental kit. The Bonneville trim put the Star Chief in a Cadillac-level price range of $5,782.00 which was more than double the base Chieftain’s price tag, who shared the same frame. The result being a fully equipped Bonneville would cost more than the entry-level Cadillac. Only 630 Bonneville were produced that first year, which makes it one of the most collectible Pontiacs of all time. In 1958, the Bonneville was removed as a trim level and became a separate model. The Bonneville name would last until 2005 as Pontiac’s top-of-the-line model. This unique sedan got it’s name from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The Salt Flats was the site of early auto racing and where many of world's land speed records were recorded. The Bonneville Salt Flats was actually named after U.S. Army officer Benjamin Bonneville.
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