Gordon Jones' beautiful 1967 Pontiac Bonneville was a swap-meet find, but required only cosmetic touches like a fresh paint job and minor mechanical attention to be brought into its current showroom-fresh condition.
Gordon Jones' 1967 Pontiac Bonneville has led a sheltered life, spending the better part of a quarter century stored in a heated garage. With only 45,000 original miles on it, the big burgundy machine is now driven only sparingly, but lovingly by its new owner.
Jones had to re-order new weather stripping when he discovered his Bonneville is a `hardtop coupe,' as opposed to a standard two-door hardtop. The fastback roof creates a beautiful open-air feel with all the windows down.
Absolutely pristine is the only way to describe the interior of the big Pontiac. The owner says all that was required was a good cleaning to bring the beautiful vinyl upholstery back to like-new appearance.
The add-on air conditioner looks right at home; it displaced a Pontiac tissue dispenser. Jones notes that, aside from the Hydramatic transmission, the most expensive option on the Bonneville as delivered was the $86.89 push button radio.
Among the surprises awaiting its new owner were the under-dash toggle switches that controlled all of the car's lighting, a pistol holster bolted beneath the glove box, and a sheathed hunting knife. Jones says he's not sure what the purpose of all of this equipment was, but he's pretty sure it was `not legal.'