The 1958 Pontiac Bonneville was an all new design and lower priced than the 1957 Bonneville,
making it an immediate hit in the sales department.
Accessories were optional and not standard as they had been in 1957, thus lowering the base price.
Pontiac sold 9,044 coupes priced just over $3,300.
The car was available with a single carburetor, tri-power or fuel injection.
An all white convertible was chosen as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500, a big honor back in those days
and great advertising.
Pontiac first used the name Bonneville on a pair of “bubble-top” cars for the Motorama,
where the automobile manufacturers showed off their new products and experimental cars of the future.
It was named after the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, a place everyone associates with speed and high performance cars.
Mike and Sue’s car is Calypso Green with the Tri-Power Engine and air suspension.
It was a local car and sold at auction after the original owner passed away.
The car has been completely restored to a very high level and the air suspension was upgraded making it a great car
to drive. They were awarded Best of Show in only their third showing of the car, a well deserved award.