WOW THIS PONTIAC BONNEVILLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH 389 CI AUTO DRIVE POWER WINDOWS POWER TOP POWER BRAKES AS YOU CAN SEE IN PICTURES THE CAR LOOKS WOW EVERYTHING WORKS IN THIS CAR PAINT IS HIGH QUALITY WHITE PEARL ALL THE CHROMES LOOKS VERY GOOD THIS CAR NEED NOTHING JUST TAKE IT FOR A CRUISE FIND THE ARTICLE FOR 1965 BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE READ IT PLEASE LOTS OF INFORMATION If you've been thinking about cruising the local boulevard in a classy convertible, but find yourself longing for the power under the hood that only a muscle car provides, perhaps it's time to take another long look at Pontiac's restyled 1965 Bonneville convertible.Eight-lug aluminum wheels/hubs--a $121 option in 1965--are now being reproduced for hungry enthusiasts yearning for replacements Why buy a Bonneville convertible? It has long been associated with having a graceful combination of elegant yet sporty styling, combined with shocking power and "Wide Track" suspension, a combination which led to the entire 1965 Pontiac line being the recipient of Motor Trend's Car of the Year. Perhaps more than ever, the Bonneville convertible is climbing the ladder of desirability in the powerful big car market. There is something for everyone residing under the hood, and mated to the seven engine choices are three different transmission selections. Pontiac engineers reached a new pinnacle in design styling mid-decade. Subtle changes to the new sheetmetal provide a more chiseled stance with a lower hood and accentuated bodylines, without losing an ounce of grace. While their GM brethren shared the basic sheetmetal, buyers--and certainly collectors today--can easily distinguish the Pontiac from the rest of the market simply because of their exceptional front ends.A Carter four-barrel carburetor sits atop the 389-cu.in. engine. When new, fuel was pumped in at around 450cfm—according to engine builder Jim Taylor—helping create the 325hp rating under the hood of our featured Bonneville. Remanufactured OEM carburetors start near the $250 mark; however, basic rebuild kits can be obtained for a mere $36. Extra carburetor to manifold gaskets start near $12 each The 1965 Bonneville and the Catalina, Grand Prix and Star Chief are almost identical to the 1966 models, so everything mentioned in this Buyer's Guide applies to those models, as well. The main visual difference between the two years is the headlamp treatment; the 1966 models have a less ornate headlamp bezel. But all else, including the suspension, brakes, powertrain and the rest of the body, is the same. ENGINES Four different 389-cubic-inch engines were available, all with a 4.06 x 3.75-inch bore and stroke, while most everything else varied. The 389 also happened to be the base offering: Bonnevilles equipped with a manual transmission arrived with a 333hp version, with a 10.5:1 compression ratio and a four-barrel carburetor that plants 429-lbs.ft. of torque. Those that arrived with the Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission had a standard 325hp 389, also with a 10.5 compression, four-barrel carburetor and 429-lbs.ft. of torque. An economy 389 was available at no cost, but with a two-barrel carburetor and an 8.6:1 compression ratio, it pushed out only 256hp. This can be found with a Turbo Hydra-Matic.Called the poor man's Tri-Power, a change of induction on the 389 allowed three two-barrel carburetors--when combined with a 10.75:1 compression ratio--to produce 338hp and 433-lbs.ft. of torque; The 389 Tri-Power was a $133 option. A mere $5 more could fetch a buyer one of the three 421-cu.in. engine options, in this case, a 338hp version that features the same 10.5 compression, a four-barrel carburetor, and 459-lbs.ft. of torque. Again, a change of induction meant the highly sought Tri-Power arrangements could be obtained. With a compression ratio of 10.75:1, the $272 option produced 356hp, while the 421 High Output V-8 option for $376 cranked out 376hp.The 325hp, 389-cu.in. V-8 sha
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