1959 Pontiac Bonneville

Daniel Schmitt Co.
3455 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO

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Saint Ann, MO



Year 1959
Mileage 57
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Pontiac
Model Bonneville

Bonneville 1959

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Mandalay Red
Interior Color Tri-Color


Spectacular no expense spared rotisserie restoration

AACA Grand National first-place winner

AACA Judges award best of show

Multiple best of show winner

Rare factory tri-power 348HP engine

Complete numbers matching example

Only three Southern California owners since new

Just released from over 40-year of collector ownership

One of just 3,096 produced

Stunning factory correct color combination

Tremendous investment potential

Simply the best example on the market today

Options Include:

Tri-power 348HP engine

Power steering

Power brakes

Leather bucket seat interior

Tri-color interior

BF Goodrich Silvertown 8.50 tires

Pontiac had a major change for the 1959 model year, the introduction of “Wide Track.” The front and rear tread dimensions were extended by more than four inches, putting the wheels closer to the corners of the car. This was accomplished by reducing side overhang so that they were not as narrow as the 1958s, but no wider overall than the 1959 Cadillacs, Buicks, or Oldsmobiles. The common interpretation is that Wide Track was intended to improve handling, but those who worked on the design have a different story. Historians Jan Norbye and Jim Dunne have quoted Pontiac stylist Jack Humbert as saying that Wide Track was “to make it look right…it was a combination of having to put the wheels farther apart in order to give the car the right proportions.” Also, 1959, marked the first year of Pontiac’s split grille which was to become a trademark of the brand until its passing some 60 years later. A total of 11,426 top-of-the-line Bonneville convertibles were produced in 1959; far fewer with the Tri-power carburetion and bucket seats, such as seen with this car.

The magnificent 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible featured here is finished in a factory-correct color combination of Mandalay red with the gorgeous silver/red/white tricolor interior and white convertible top. This incredible Bonneville Convertible was produced in the Los Angeles plant and remained in Southern California its entire life; having only three owners from new! This multi-first-place show winner has won the coveted AACA Grand National first-place award, as well as AACA Judges Award for best to show and many more. Just released from over 40 years of collector ownership, this Bonneville Convertible is the one to add to any premier collection. We are extremely proud to offer what we believe to be one of the very best examples on the market today, for the most astute collector investor or enthusiast who demands nothing but the best!


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