The Bonneville was all new for 1958, with completely redesigned bodywork on a Cadillac-based cruciform frame, and a hardtop version joined the convertible in Pontiac showrooms. Coil springs replaced the old semi-elliptical units in the rear for an improved ride, and a shorter platform offered improved handling, which the Bonneville took advantage of with a new 370 cubic inch 4-barrel engine packing 10:1 compression and 285 horsepower with the 4-speed Hydra-Matic.
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Auction Sales History
1958 Pontiac Bonneville Tri-Power Convertible – sold for $126,500. This Bonneville is a glowing example of the legendarily dazzling aesthetics that swept through American car design during the late 1950s. Its Mallard Turquoise paint shines with warmth, wonderfully enhanced by the Tri-Power badges that announce the engine’s strength and the stark contrast of the white and chrome trim. Meticulously detailed chrome dominates its visual façade, from intricately cast side-view mirror housings, to delicate spears and stars that adorn the beltline moldings and rear fenders. Furthermore, the engine compartment has been cleaned and detailed to perfection. Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company
1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible – sold for $101,000 This wonderful 1958 Bonneville convertible has been restored to extraordinary condition and is loaded with the features that put it at the top of its class: power steering, brakes, top and antenna, fender skirts, Continental kit, dual spots and a Wonderbar radio. The dramatic Rangoon Red-and-White color scheme carries through to the well-appointed cabin. Auction Source: 2010 Mecum Kissimmee, FL Auction