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Pontiac Bonneville

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Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Bonneville
Traditionally, Pontiacs were reliable, dependable cars that suffered from a lackluster image.  By 1959, the image started to change with the announcement of a new crop of lower, sleeker, full-size cars boasting up to 345 bhp and with a 'Wide Track' ride.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated  by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.06in x 3.75in
Displacement:  389 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  10.0:1
Induction System:  Rochester single 4-barrel carb
Maximum Power:  300 bhp at 4,600 rpm
Maximum torque:  450 lb-ft at 2,800 rpm
Turbo HydraMatic three-speed automatic
Steel perimeter frame with seperate hardtop 2 door coupe body
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  Unequal-length wishbones with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension:  Live axle with coil springs telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes:  Drums (front and rear) 
Wheels:  Steel disc, 7.0 x 15in diameter
Tires:  145/70 R14
Length:  220.7 inches
Width:  75.4 inches
Height:  51.4 inches
Wheelbase:  124 inches
Track:  63.7 inches (front), 64.0 inches (rear)
Weight:  4,233 lbs

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