Remlinger Auction - Spring 2022

1957 Pontiac Bonneville

To put Pontiac on the same page as Cadillac, the design staff at GM made the 1957 Bonneville. It was a fully-loaded convertible or coupe that came with the fuel-injected V8 engine found, primarily, on the Chevrolet Corvette when the system was introduced in May of 1957.

The company built just 630 of these Bonneville convertibles in 1957, the first year that famous nameplate was used, allowing for the allocation of just one car to each Pontiac dealer in the United States, and each one fully equipped with a bevy of standard equipment, such as power steering, power brakes, Wonderbar radio with electric antenna, leather seating surfaces, and power seats.

All of the Bonnevilles were painted white (Kenya Ivory) with either a blue or red spear that ran from the front wheel all the way to the tail lamps. Interiors were white with matching red or blue trim. Coming in at a sticker price of $5,800, it was twice the price of its brethren, the Star Chief Catalina.