1965 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Red/white Leather Estate Sale 1 Owner 43 Yrs on 2040-cars
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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