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1964 Pontiac Bonneville
Gone for 1964 Bonneville's were large side body moldings, giving it a much cleaner side profile.

1964 Pontiac Bonneville

The 1964 Pontiac Bonneville received a minor facelift from the previous year, gone were large side body moldings, giving it a much cleaner side profile. The grill was also restyled and appeared deeper set using three large horizontal bars. The Bonneville badges were brought back from the earlier 1962 Pontiac Bonneville versions and were added to the front fenders, eliminating the Bonneville words from the previous year.

The Bonneville continued to offer many standard features including Courtesy Lamps, Padded Dash, Extra Rear Seat Foam Cushions and many other options not available as standard on other Pontiac Models.

The standard Bonneville engine used the base 389 platform backed by a three speed Synchromesh transmission which produced 255 HP.

 

1964 Pontiac Bonneville Production

Model Factory Price Weight Production
Bonneville 4dr. Hardtop $3,433 3,995 57,630
Bonneville 2dr. Hardtop $3,358 3,920 34,769
Bonneville 2dr. Convertible $3,578 3,985 22,016
Bonneville 4dr. Station Wagon $3,633 4,275 5,844


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1964 Pontiac Engines

Location Of Engine Code: (Six-Cyl) - On cylinder head-to-block contact surface behind oil filter pipe. (V8) - Stamped on right front side of block or beneath production engine number on machined pad on right hand bank of engine block.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
01A 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC
02B 8-389 215 390 Heavy Duty Manual 2 BC
03A 8-389 215 390 Manual 2 BC
04L 8-389 230 386 Automatic 2 BC
05L 8-389 230 386 Automatic 2 BC
08R 8-389 230 386 Automatic 2 BC
09R 8-389 230 386 Automatic 2 BC
10A 8-389 283 418 Manual 2 BC
11H 8-389 267 410 Manual 2 BC
12H 8-389 267 410 Automatic 2 BC
13L 8-389 Not Available Not Available Automatic 2 BC
17M 8-389 283 418 Automatic 2 BC
18M 8-389 283 418 Automatic 2 BC
19R 8-389 Not Available Not Available Automatic 2 BC
22B 8-389 235 386 Heavy Duty Manual 2 BC
23B 8-389 306 420 Heavy Duty Manual 4 BC
25K 8-389 303 430 Automatic 4 BC
26K 8-389 303 430 Automatic 4 BC
27P 8-389 303 430 Automatic 4 BC
28P 8-389 303 430 Automatic 4 BC
29N 8-389 306 420 Automatic 4 BC
30R 8-389 Not Available Not Available Automatic 4 BC
32B 8-389 325 428 Automatic 4 BC
33-6 8-389 330 430 Automatic 3 -2 BC
34N 8-389 330 430 Automatic 3 -2 BC
35B 8-421 320 455 Manual 4 BC
38S 8-421 320 455 Automatic 4 BC
43N 8-421 320 455 Automatic 4 BC
44B 8-421 350 454 Manual 3 -2 BC
45B 8-421 370 460 Manual 3 -2 BC
46G 8-421 370 460 Automatic 3 -2 BC
47S 8-421 350 454 Automatic 3 -2 BC
49N 8-421 350 454 Automatic 3 -2 BC
50Q 8-421 370 460 Automatic 3 -2 BC
Thank you to OldRide Member Ron H. for this updated note.
Ron is a National Technical Advisor for 1964 full-size Pontiac for PontiacRegistry.com and National Technical Advisor Coordinator for POCI

"Pontiac produced many variants of the 389 and 421 engine.  A good start for some background is Cars & Parts "Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1960-69" (ISBN 1-880524-11-2)  But it can be confusing if you're not too familiar with the Pontiac "numbers"  You will note that the 23B is a manual transmission motor, and it is also an RPO (regular producton option) and a police interceptor engine.  That information you can find in the 1964 Pontiac shop manual. The only Bonneville specific 306 hp engine is the 29N, but was only available in models 2840,2850, and 2890. "

"The highest horsepower engine available for the Bonneville was the 45B (manual trans 370hp) or the 50Q (auto trans 370hp).  The standard hydromatic engines were the 27P (auto trans) and the 28P (auto trans with AC) - both rated at 303 hp.  These were also the standard engine for the GP, but had different designators to indicate GP vs Bonneville."

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Super Hydra-Matic "315" (Dual-Coupling Hydra-Matic) On name plate located on lower left corner of the rear face of transmission case.
Roto Hydra-Matic "10" On serial number plate attached to left side of transmission.
Super Turbine 300 (TempesTorque) On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case or stamped on lower servo cover.
Jetway On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case or stamped on lower servo cover.
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
20 TempesTorque
30 TempesTorque
31 TempesTorque
40 TempesTorque
MC TempesTorque
NA TempesTorque
NB TempesTorque
P Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PAH Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PAS Super Hydra-Matic "315"
PB Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PBS Super Hydra-Matic "315"
PC Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PCS Super Hydra-Matic "315"
PE Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PEH Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PES Super Hydra-Matic "315"
PG Roto Hydra-Matic "10"
PS Super Hydra-Matic "315"
 

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

A - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Dulux® Code - 93-005

V - Ember Red
Lucite® Code - 4387LH
Dulux® Code - 93-95896H

J - Meadow Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4532L
Dulux® Code - 181-96882

S - Saddle Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4392L
Dulux® Code - 181-96217

H - Skyline Blue
Lucite® Code - 4531
Dulux® Code - 93-96881

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

F - Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4250L
Dulux® Code - 181-95180

R - Desert Beige
Lucite® Code - 4526L
Dulux® Code - 93-96809

W - Daytona Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4395L
Dulux® Code - 181-96220

D - Satin Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4247L
Dulux® Code - 181-95176

P - Azure Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4253L
Dulux® Code - 181-95183

N - Sunfire Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4533LH
Dulux® Code - 181-96884H

Q - Lagoon Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4529L
Dulux® Code - 181-96812

L - Palomar Red Metallic #2
Lucite® Code - 4600LM
Dulux® Code - Not Available

T - Almond Fawn Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4527L
Dulux® Code - 181-96810

 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination FW on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Yorktown Blue Metallic and the roof area in Nocturne Bleu Metallic.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is under the dash, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

Parchment
Lucite® Code - 9000L (semi-gloss)

Dark Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9012LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4429L (flat)

Medium Fawn Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4527L (semi-gloss)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9006L (semi-gloss)

Light Saddle Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9086LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 96221 (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4430L (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 4436L (flat)

Light Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9084LM (semi-gloss)
Medium Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9010L (semi-gloss)

Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 9016LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9009L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4433L (flat)
Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Olive Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4532LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9090LM (semi-gloss)

Dark Olive Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4584LH (flat)

Dark Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 94969H (semi-gloss)

Medium Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9005L (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unrubbed LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original unrubbed interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use DuPont #4528 flattening compound to reduce gloss. This can be approximately 10%.

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Red = 389 - 219

Blue-Green = 389 - 220

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