Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Safari – Too Many Windows?

posted by Ralf K (Don Kincl)

I’ve always thought these ’59-’60 GM wagons a bit fussy in the styling, and not for just the usual reasons. It’s that little triangular window behind the rear door. Why is that there? It’s not the same as on the sedans, although it’s undoubtedly meant to evoke it. Why not just a single big rear side window, like they did in 1961?

Like this. But then that was 1959 and this was 1961, and a lot changed in those two short years at GM.