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1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special

Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Magnificent New Pontiacs at the Motorama, 1954
Magnificent New Pontiacs at the Motorama, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1954
Pontiac Bonneville Special - Design Sketch, September 1953
Pontiac Bonneville Special - Design Sketch, September 1953
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The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Coupe was a fiberglass-bodied Motorama show car.
This was Pontiac's take on the Corvette notion, and not to be outdone by the upcoming Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, the Bonne-Special's fiberglass bodywork was capped by a canopy, sporting its own flip-up clear panels. It was powered by a Pontiac flathead straight-eight, fed by a squadron of sidedraft carbs. The interior was also aircraft-inspired, and the rear styling gave the impression of a larger afterburner-shaped trunklid.

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It’s said that Harley Earl, director of GM styling, got the idea for a GM concept car while watching world speed records being set at the Salt Flats in Utah. It would be a sports racer called a Bonneville Special. That was when 1954 models were being readied for production and no GM car had ever carried the Bonneville name. Perhaps Harley Earl gave the assignment to Pontiac as the birth of its upcoming performance image. Under the direction of Earl, Hommer LaGassey and Paul Gilland were directed to build two Bonneville Specials.

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Экспериментальных двухместных автомобилей Pontiac Bonneville Special было изготовлено всего два экземпляра — один экспонировался на выставке Motorama 1954 года, другой в это время объезжал (своим ходом) крупнейших дилеров отделения Pontiac по всем Штатам. Оба, как мы видим, сохранились. Машина представляла собой попытку дизайнеров сделать для отделения Pontiac некий аналог модели Chevrolet Corvette, пошедшей в производство годом ранее прямиком с выставочных стендов Моторамы. Тогда казалось, что каждому из пяти отделений GM позарез необходим такой вот аналог, — двухместную модель спортивного типа подготавливали и демонстрировали все поголовно, — но, как мы знаем, на все про все хватило одного Корвета. Под капотом Bonneville Special стояла серийная рядная «восьмерка» Pontiac, — более современный V8 этого отделения дебютировал лишь в следующем году.

Андрей ХРИСАНФОВ - Газета АВТОРЕВЮ 2003 год / №18 (296) / Кунсткамера. Сны наяву
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Lou Welke
Sunday, November 15, 2009
After seeing the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville dream car it occurred to me that it had the lines of the first Corvette(the front end) and also became the basis for the body lines of the 2006 Pontiac Solstice which I have had
I feel that even today you can see the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville in every Corvette made
baptiste
Friday, May 11, 2012
C'est un réacteur à l'arrière?
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