I’m not one to use online auction listings as filler here at CC, but I decided to make an exception in the case of this 1967 Bonneville. While I already am impressed that a four-door model has survived to the present day in collector-grade condition (no, they didn’t just make muscle cars, convertibles and two-door hardtops in the ’60s), this Bonnie is a rare one. How rare?
How about bucket-seats-and-console rare? I didn’t even realize this setup was available on 1967 Pontiac sedans. I’ll let the seller’s auction description explain:
I am pleased to offer this literally one of a kind 1967 Pontiac Bonneville 4 door Hard Top. This is a PHS documented car with a note that it is a special order paint code as one of 30 options. One of the unique features is the bucket seats and center console. Other rare features are the power vent windows and the head restraints. Oh yes the front passenger seat will recline. This Pontiac was built in Kansas City, Kansas and sold by Quelch Motors, Inc. of Ironton, MO. I do not know the history since the car was sold new. The body is great with no apparent rust. This Pontiac has been resprayed once in its life and as far as I can tell is a match of the original color. The body is free of any dings, dents or unsightly blemishes. There are a couple of chipped places where the paint has been touched up. The front bumper has some pits in it but overall still holds a nice luster. The rear bumper looks great with very nice chrome and no pits. All of the glass is excellent. Inside you will find the original seat covers, head liner and door panels all of which are very presentable. The dash has cracks but perhaps and overlay would be the answer. The wire wheel covers add a special touch as they are not often seen on these cars. This Pontiac starts and runs well with no apparent mechanical issues. The tires still have a lot of tread remaining. I really think that this Bonneville has a great look to it and should be a unique street cruiser. As always email or call if you have any questions and rest assured my reserve is where you can bid to own. Thanks for looking.
A rare bird indeed. That powder-blue paint looks suspiciously like a Cadillac color–perhaps Carmine can confirm this? At any rate, the light blue paint, white interior (my favorite!) and wire wheel covers all look great.
The console does appear to have been modernized a bit, but all in all this car presents very well. Considering all the options on this car, I wonder who ordered it new? It may well have approached the price of an Electra 225 or Sedan de Ville, with its custom paint, console, power windows and all the other options that were added.
If this car strikes your fancy, its auction ended earlier today; however, the reserve was not met so it just might reappear. For lots more pictures, you can check out the listing here. For those who are interested, the car is located in Lexington, KY. Here’s hoping this unique survivor finds a caring new owner!
(All images are from the ebay.com listing)