1963 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
I am 3rd owner and have had the car since 2005. Original 389 and Jet-A-Way 4 speed transmission.
All numbers match with factory documentation. (factory line chalk marks and "birthday" stamp still on the firewall inside the engine compartment.) Fully documented by Pontiac Motor Division Historical Services. 83,XXX original mileage. Since owned I have done the following:
Mechanically…..Engine has been completely redone and painted correct paint color for year. (if you know anything about Pontiacs, they painted the engines a different blue each year in the ‘60s) Cylinders bored 30 over, crank 10. Heads completely redone with new hardened valve seats for unleaded fuel. New rings, bearings, seals, timing chain, water pump, fuel pump, rebuilt original Carter 4bbl carburetor. Original radiator cored and soldered, new thermostat, top and bottom hoses, and tranny lines. Rebuilt the transmission. All new motor and tranny mounts. Rebuilt brake system, wheel cylinders, new shoes and rubber brake hoses, all around. Rebuilt suspension with new upper and lower ball joints, rubber bushings and stops, coil springs, and shock absorbers on all 4 corners. Rebuilt steering with new tie rods and ends, adjusters, center link, and idler arm.
Interior……Original interior, seats, door panels, padded dash, etc. I added chromed metal stock style lap seat belts in front for driver and passenger only. Original AM radio gets power but doesn't work, might be speakers blown (haven't investigated). New wood grain inserts on dash and steering wheel. White top replaced before I got it, in good shape, clear plastic rear window. New boot from Ames Pontiac Engineering in NH. All original glass in good shape, no cracks or cloudiness. Two speed windshield wipers with push button washers. New weather stripping on doors, trunk, windows, etc. Rollout light in trunk works.
Exterior…..Had one repaint in original Marimba Red before I got it. OK but needs a good wet sanding to really standout. One scratch on rear driver’s side, an easy fix for good body guy who does the sanding. Stainless is in good shape, no dents or dings and very little pitting on any chrome. Bumpers need redone. Back up light wires need to be connected. Have 4 extra optioned spinner type wheel covers (total 8) plus various extra "stuff". (PHS documentation, invoices, receipts, compete set of factory repair manuals, pictures, etc.) Everything works except the radio (have installed an AM/FM/CD player in the glove compartment) and dash clock which keeps perfect time twice a day.
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