The Pontiac Bonneville Convertible generated traffic into Pontiac dealership and the quest towards NASCAR competition meant the customers were very pleased with the performance. These limited production cars saw just 630 units produced.
The Pontiac Bonneville Convertible was unveiled to the public in December of 1956. It had a base price of $5,782 and came equipped with nearly every accessory offered by Pontiac. The only two available options were Air Conditioning and an externally mounted spare tire.
The fuel-injection V8 engine mounted under the hood produced an estimated 315 horsepower. Pontiac never released a specific rating for the engine, they simply stated it produced 'in excess of 300 horsepower.'
This example has been treated to a correct frame-off restoration. It is painted in Kenya Ivory with a tartan Red interior. It comes equipped with a Wonderbar AM radio, a deluxe steering wheel, a padded dash, a clock, cowl vent chrome wheel discs, and whitewall tires. It has the total power group, including a power-operated convertible top, a power antenna, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and an eight-way power-operated seat.
In 2009, this Pontiac Bonneville Convertible was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona presented by RM Auctions. The lot was estimated to sell for $150,000 - $180,000. It was sold for the sum of $137,500, including buyer's premium.