Auburn Spring

Auburn Auction Park
8 - 10 May 2014
Lot 4099

1961 Pontiac Bonneville

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$38,000 USD | Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana

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Pontiac offered four series in 1961, in addition to the new compact Tempest. Only the entry-level Catalina and top-flight Bonneville series included convertibles, and there was a $400 price differential between them. For the extra $400, the Bonneville customer got more wheelbase, more pounds of steel, and most importantly, a four-barrel carburetor and 36 more horsepower, foam cushions, a padded dashboard, and all-Morrokide upholstery. This Bonneville is presented handsomely in rich, deep red with a white soft-top and multi-tone interior. Along with the powerful V-8 engine and automatic transmission, this desirable Bonneville has optional eight-lug cast-aluminum wheels, plus a radio, heater, added under-dash instrumentation; power steering and brakes. Arguably America’s most popular road car in period, you’ll understand why as you explore the highways in this example.