Pontiac Bonneville 

  • $6k built in USA
  • 1957
  • 315 HP 5.7L
  • 101 mph
The new Bonneville employed a massive greenhouse, sweeping front and rear decks and, for the very first time, a split front grille that would become a Pontiac styling trademark.
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Priced at more then double Pontiac's previous Star Chief Convertible, the Bonneville was very highly optioned.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Pontiac Bonneville

0-60mph

Bonneville
8.1 s
Bel Air
15.1 s
Speedster
5.9 s

Top speed

Bonneville
101 mph
W12 Concept
180 mph
Speedster
134 mph

Data points Key details of the Pontiac Bonneville

Price

Bonneville
$6k
Bel Air
$50k
Speedster
n.d.

Number built

Bonneville
630 cars
Speedster
n.d.
Bel Air
n.d.

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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The Bonneville was all new for 1958, with completely redesigned bodywork on a Cadillac-based cruciform frame, and a hardtop version joined the convertible in Pontiac showrooms.
Coil springs replaced the old semi-elliptical units in the rear for an improved ride, and a shorter platform offered improved handling, which the Bonneville took advantage of with a new 370 cubic inch 4-barrel engine packing 10:1 compression and 285 horsepower with the 4-speed Hydra-Matic.
10
Dec

Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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Production of the Convertible was limited to one per dealer so it also became the most exclusive model in the 1957 range.
It was a fully-loaded convertible or coupe that came with the fuel-injected V8 engine.
10
Dec

Pontiac Bonneville

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The new Bonneville employed a massive greenhouse, sweeping front and rear decks and, for the very first time, a split front grille that would become a Pontiac styling trademark.
Bunkie Knudsen took his new plans for Pontiac a giant step forward in 1959 with the new “Wide Track” concept that expanded the tread by over 4.5 inches front and rear in the new Bonneville.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Pontiac
Price $5,782
Type of car Production car
Year 1957
Highest auction price 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, $242k, January 2008
Number built 630 cars

transmission

Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

road tests

Top speed 101 mph
0-60mph 8.1 s

power & handling

Maximum hp 315 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,686 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
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