1965 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Red/white Leather Estate Sale 1 Owner 43 Yrs on 2040cars
McHenry, Illinois, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: CONVERTIBLE DELUXE LEATHER INTERIOR
Drive Type: AUTOMATIC
Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
Power Options: Power Seats
Sub Model: CONVERTIBLE
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: White
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
PLEASE CALL 815-219-3801 WITH ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL 1965 BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE. IT WAS JUST ACQUIRED FROM THE ESTATE OF AN ELDERLY MAN WHO HAS OWNED IT SINCE 1970 (THE LAST 43 YEARS). THE CAR HAS JUST OVER 101,000 MILES ON IT. THE CAR RUNS AND DRIVES AS IT SHOULD WITH NO KNOWN ISSUES. THIS PONTIAC IS PRETTY MUCH A SURVIVOR. MOST OF THE PAINT ON THE CAR APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL. THE BONNEVILLE DOES HAVE A NUMBER OF CHIPS AND SCRATCHES THAT HAVE BEEN TOUCHED OVER THE YEARS. THE BODY HAS NO SOFT SPOTS AND IS VERY SOLID. ALL THE CHROME ON THE CAR IS ORIGINAL AND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REAR BUMPER IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL WHITE GENUINE LEATHER INTERIOR HAS SOME PATINA AND SHOWS WELL FOR IT'S AGE. THE DASH PAD IS PERFECT (NO CRACKS OR DISCOLORING) THE CLEAR PLASTIC STEERING WHEEL LOOKS NEAR NEW. THE DOOR PANELS HAVE SOME STAINS BUT SHOW WELL. THE CARPETING IS EXCELLENT. THE CONVERTIBLE TOP WITH GLASS REAR WINDOW LOOKS GREAT. THE TRUNK STILL HAS IT'S ORIGINAL MAT, TIRE JACK AND CARDBOARD TRUNK LINER. THE CAR HAS JUST HAD A COMPLETE DETAIL. THE MOTOR WAS CLEANED AND PAINTED IT'S ORIGINAL PONTIAC BLUE. THE EXTERIOR WAS BUFFED AND WAXED. THE CAR IS LOADED WITH OPTIONS:
POWER SIX WAY SEAT
CONVERTIBLE TOP BOOT
THIS IS A GREAT LOOKING 60'S CRUISER. IT IS NOT PERFECT. IT HAS NOT BEEN RESTORED. I HAVE ONLY DRIVEN IT AROUND A FEW TIMES AND IT IS A PEOPLE MAGNET. I WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO INSPECT THE CAR BEFORE MAKING AN OFFER.
PLEASE CALL 815-219-3801 WITH ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS. THANK YOU.
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Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:30:00 EST
The Jinn is eternal evil, always waiting for the chance to make things float across rooms before going on homicidal urban rampages. The FireBreather is a Gen-V Chevrolet Camaro - from the V6 to the ZL1 - that's been through Classic Design Concepts' extensive list of exterior and interior modifications, including entirely new front and rear fascias and side skirts, sway bars and springs, Pirelli P Zeroes and an available Edelbrock supercharger.
The movie - FireBreathing chase scenes and all - was shot in Monroe, Michigan. You can watch the trailer below, but since the FireBreather only get a couple of seconds on screen, you can find out more about it on Street Legal TV and its official site.
General Motors is recalling around 38,000 Pontiac G8 sedans from its 2008 and 2009 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the cars may have a passenger-side airbag flaw that might prevent proper deployment in certain scenarios.
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According to NHTSA, the airbag might not adequately protect a fifth percentile woman - that is, a woman around four-foot, 11-inches weighing 108 pounds. The New York Times indicates that the anomaly was found during a crash test conducted by GM's Australian branch, Holden, which was testing the G8's twin (read: Commodore) for head injuries. According to that report, the test in question is specifically tailored to simulate injuries to females, so the results do not apply to men or children.
The issue has been blamed on a seat position sensor that governs airbag deployment rates. NHTSA indicates that when the front passenger seat is moved all the way forward, the faulty sensor may inappropriately trigger a 30-millisecond delay between airbag stages, potentially leading to greater injuries.
This isn't the first time we've reported positive news about General Motors retaining former Pontiac owners. Get a few more stories like this latest report from Edmund's Auto Observer, and it will mark an ongoing positive trend for GM. Edmunds.com crunched the numbers to see how well the General is hanging on to customers after shutting out the lights at Pontiac, and it found that nearly 40 percent of Pontiac owners stayed with a vehicle from a General Motors brand.
The numbers are a little lower than an earlier R.L. Polk & Company study, but Edmunds says General Motors is keeping more former Pontiac buyers than it has since 2007. Most are turning to vehicles from Chevrolet, especially during January and February of 2011, when GM incentivized Pontiac owners to stay under the umbrella. Those moves seem to have worked, and 28.1 percent of Pontiac owners trading up made the jump into a Bowtie.
Buyers that have gone elsewhere have largely stayed loyal to Domestic automakers, with Ford picking up the most conquests from Pontiac, with 9.4 percent switching. Toyota and Honda picked up 7.4 percent of the pool of former Pontiac drivers. The numbers are defying any predictions that Pontiac buyers would completely exit the General Motors fold, and have climbed up closer to parity with the retention figures of other GM brands from a 2009 low of only 16 percent retention.