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Pontiac Bonneville, Sedan
Aug 19, 2003 (9:53 am)
Correct, 55 is the year and someone did a great job of taking a star chief and turning it into an "El Camino". My first Pontiac was a 67 GTO. My Dad also was a Pontiac fan. His first was a 55 2 tone Star Chief, then a 63 & 67 Catalina, a 70 Bonneville, 72 Grandville, 76 LeMans, and his last was a 78 Bonneville.
My latest list of Pontics included a 90 Bonneville SSE, a 92 Grand Am, a 94 Grand Prix GTP, a 97 GTP and now a 2000 Grand AM GT and my old reliable 92 Bonneville SSEi.
Aug 20, 2003 (4:12 am)
Been collecting stuff now for quite some time for my 92 SSEi. One of the reasons why is because this was the first year since the early 70's that Pontiac producted a car with enough "performance" to get people to buy Pontiac again. According to the last edition of the Pontiac Owners Club mag. "The Smoke Signals" the author thinks the SSEi will become a collectors item.
Of all the Bonneville's between the years 88-99, which model and year do you think will become collectible and Why?
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Aug 22, 2003 (8:42 am)
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#3652 of 4400 lash92ssei-My vote is the 1997 40th Anniv Edition.
Aug 22, 2003 (9:26 am)
I would say the 1997 Anniversary Edition (40th )
Reason being there might not be a 2007 (50th Anniversary) Bonneville made- so start looking around for any 40th versions for sale- it might be a sleeper in the making!
The closest I come to the 97 Anniv Edition is that my 98 SSE is the same color- Dark Cherry
Aug 30, 2003 (9:00 pm)
1994 would be the only year you can get a Series I 3800 without Dexcool and with R-134a in the A/C. I think GM went to Dex-cool in 96. The Bonneville got the Series II 3800 in 1995(although 95's with the supercharged engine had the supercharged Series I 3800). The Bonneville and nearly all cars went to R-134a in the A/C in 1994.
Aug 30, 2003 (9:05 pm)
Saw a post somewhere that Bonneville production is only about 15K YTD, is this for real?? Not that long ago, they were selling anywhere form 60-80K annually. As improved as the new model is, I'm surprised it is not a better seller. Maybe with the Northstar V8 and styling tweaks that are coming soon, maybe things will pick up. IMO, the Bonnie is not a bad car. BTW, anyone know what kind of price a 2001 SSEi with relatively low mileage will sell for? I might actually consider buying one if I could find one for sale with low mileage and at a good price.
#3656 of 4400 2001 bonneville
Sep 03, 2003 (1:47 pm)
I have a2001 Bonneville at 65 70 it vibrates some you can see the steering wheel shake ia am told this is normal because of the sports package an supercharges engine any coments?
Sep 03, 2003 (3:52 pm)
I assume you've had someone check the wheel bearings/ball joints/etc.?
If none of those, sounds like a common problem with the Aurora/Riviera, plus later-model Caddy STS, Park Avenue, etc. They are particularly sensitive to the balancing of the tires. You need to find someone with a Hunter machine which can do a "road-force" balance. Basically, they apply a counter-pressure to the tire when balancing it, and measure the high and low parts of the tire and rim, matching them up.
My '98 Aurora vibrated between 65 and 73 mph, and did so after checking the suspension and tires. The road-force balance did the trick until recently when the left-front wheel bearing went
Sep 03, 2003 (5:04 pm)
Anyone been scouting around these boards happen to find out how the GTP got the extra 20 HP? Did they do the pulley trick? If not, would the pulley swap yeild 280 HP. HMMMM. The GTP does look nice this year.