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1960 Pontiac Ventura
The 1960 Pontiac Bonneville was wrapped in luxury that was unsurpassed by far more expensive cars.

1960 Pontiac Ventura

For 1960, Pontiac offers a new series in two richly appointed models- the Ventura Sports Coupe and Ventura Vista. Everywhere you look you'll find custom touches you wouldn't expect at so modest a price: full carpeting, distinctive instrument panel, special fabrics and interior design, custom steering wheel, deluxe wheel discs and many more. In no other car can you buy so much luxury at so little cost.

 

 

 

 

1960 Pontiac Ventura Production Numbers and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Ventura Series 23
23 39 4d Vista Hardtop - 6P $3,047 3,990 lbs 28,700
23 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $2,971 3,865 lbs 27,577

Notes:

  • 56,277 Venturas were built
  • 2,381 had Synchromesh
  • 53,896 had Hydra-Matic

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Ventura 123 in 213.7 in 63.7 in 64 in 8.00 x 14

VIN Decoding

Vin Number was on the left front door hinge pillar. On raised pad at front of right hand cylinder bank.

First Symbol - Series
21 = Catalina 27 = Bonneville Safari
23 = Ventura 28 = Bonneville
24 = Star Chief  
Second & Third Symbol - Year
60 = 1960
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(P) Pontiac, Michigan (K) Kansas City, Kansas
(S) Southgate, California (D) Doraville, Georgia
(L) Linden, New Jersey (A) Arlington, Texas
(W) Wilmington, Delaware (E) Euclid, Ohio
Last Four Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

1960 Pontiac Options

Description Description
Air Conditioning Remote Control Mirror
Electric Antenna Power Windows
Aluminum Hubs & Drums Power Steering
E-Z-Eye Glass Power Brakes
Circ-L-Aire Heater Defroster Custom Steering Wheel
Direct Aire Heater Defroster 3-Speed Manual Transmission (Column-Shift)
Sportable Radio Super Hydra-Matic (Strato-Flight) Transmission
Wonder Bar Radio 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Super Deluxe Radio Safe-T-Track Differential
Rear Seat Speaker Dual Exhaust
Luggage Carrier Custom Wheel Discs
Padded Dash Deluxe Wheel Discs
Bucket Seats Windshield Washer
Safeguard Speedometer Continental Spare Tire & Cover
Magi-Cruise Underhood Utility Light

Engine Data

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on right front side of block.
 
Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
A1 8-389 283 413 Automatic 2 BC
A2 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC
B1 8-389 303 425 Automatic 4 BC
B2 8-389 281 407 Manual 4 BC
C1 8-389 318 430 Automatic 3 - 2 BC
C4 8-389 318 430 Manual 3 - 2 BC
E3 8-389 215 390 Automatic 2 BC
F1 8-389 333 425 Automatic 4 BC
F4 8-389 333 425 Manual 4 BC
G4 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC
H4 8-389 235 402 Manual 4 BC
J1 8-389 230 380 Automatic 2 BC
K1 8-389 230 380 Automatic 2 BC
L1 8-389 281 407 Automatic 4 BC
M1 8-389 348 430 Automatic 3 - 2 BC
M4 8-389 348 430 Automatic 3 - 2 BC
N1 8-389 281 407 Automatic 4 BC
P1 8-389 303 425 Automatic 4 BC
P4 8-389 303 425 Manual 4 BC
R2 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic (Super Hydra-Matic "315") On name plate located on lower left corner of the rear face of transmission case.
3-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
4-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Transmission Type
P Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic
PA Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic
PE Dual Coupling Hydra-Matic

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

P -Shoreline Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2935L
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

K - Berkshire Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4029L
Dulux® Code - 181-93587

D - Richmond Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4023L
Dulux® Code - 181-94009

H - Skymist Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4030L
Dulux® Code - 181-94010

C - Shelltone White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

S - Sierra Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4031L
Dulux® Code - 181-17169H

T - Caribe Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4025L
Dulux® Code - 181-93946

F - Newport Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4032L
Dulux® Code - 181-93669
R - Palomino Beige
Lucite® Code - 4026L
Dulux® Code - 93-93578

J - Fairway Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4033L
Dulux® Code - 181-93910

B - Black Pearl Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4027LH
Dulux® Code - 181-93661

L - Coronado Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4034L
Dulux® Code - 181-17182H

M - Stardust Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4028L
Dulux® Code - 93-93532

N - Mahogany Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4035L
Dulux® Code - Not Available
NOTES: Color Combination Numbers are on a plate on the right side of the dash panel, under the hood, immediately below the heater water control valve (Ranco Valve).
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Coronado Red Metallic
Duco® Code - 4066H

Not Available Kerry Green Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 2949H
Not Available
Shoreline Gold Metallic
Duco® Code - 93095
Not Available Black Pearl Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4061H
Not Available
Shoreline Gold Metallic
Duco® Code - 93095
Not Available Harbor Blue Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4062H
Not Available
Shannon Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 93098
Not Available Burgundy Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4063H
Not Available
Madison Gray Metallic
Duco® Code - 93187
Not Available Mahogany Metallic (Textured)
Duco® Code - 4064H
Not Available
Academy Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 93188
Not Available  

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