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Segment: Coupe

Pontiac raced hard through Bonneville generations and, after just three years since it unveiled the first generation, the carmaker brought the third generation, which lasted only three years.

Made as the top of the line Pontiac in the stable, the Bonneville was already offered in a few body shapes such as coupe, convertible, a sedan with four doors, and station wagon. But it was the coupe that ignited the car-buyers to the Bonneville, which didn't change in three years.

The 1961 model featured a far more different design than the original 1958 model. The space-race theme designs were gone, and so were the flamboyant, curved panels. The 1961 generation featured a cleaner design, with flat panels and long lines. At the front, the designers kept the dual-headlamps system placed horizontally on the grille. A pinned-out center area sported the red Pontiac badge. From its sides, the designers made the sideline with an up kick behind the doors and continued to the end of the rear quarter panels.

Inside, Pontiac installed a bench at the front and one in the rear. Since it was the most exclusive car from its stable, it made it looks exquisite. The vinyl upholstery was completed by the walnut veneer trim from the instrument panel and door panels. On the lower side of the cabin, the carmaker installed carpeted door panels in the same color as the floor mats. The coupe featured air-conditioning, a radio, power steering and brakes, and interior lights.

Unlike the 1958 Bonneville, the 1961 model featured a choice of two engines with a 6.4-liter and a 6.9-liter displacement, but with the power ranged between 235 hp and 405 hp.

PONTIAC Bonneville 1961 - 1964 7 Photos
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PONTIAC Bonneville 1961 - 1964
  6 gasoline engines
  • 6.4 V8 3AT (235 HP)
  • 6.4 V8 3AT (306 HP)
  • 6.4 V8 3MT (235 HP)
  • 6.4 V8 3MT (306 HP)
  • 6.9 V8 3AT (405 HP)
  • 6.9 V8 3MT (405 HP)
brochures (download)
PONTIAC Bonneville Brochure

PONTIAC Bonneville 6.4 V8 3AT (235 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.4 V8 3AT (235 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6375 cm3
Power
175.2 KW @ 3600 RPM
238.3 HP @ 3600 RPM
235 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
297 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
402 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
8 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
217 in (5512 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
123 in (3124 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3810 lbs (1728 kg)

PONTIAC Bonneville 6.4 V8 3AT (306 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.4 V8 3AT (306 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6375 cm3
Power
228.2 KW @ 4800 RPM
310.2 HP @ 4800 RPM
306 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
420 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
8 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
217 in (5512 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
123 in (3124 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3920 lbs (1778 kg)

PONTIAC Bonneville 6.4 V8 3MT (235 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.4 V8 3MT (235 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6375 cm3
Power
175.2 KW @ 3600 RPM
238.3 HP @ 3600 RPM
235 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
297 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
402 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
8 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
217 in (5512 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
123 in (3124 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3810 lbs (1728 kg)

PONTIAC Bonneville 6.4 V8 3MT (306 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.4 V8 3MT (306 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6375 cm3
Power
228.2 KW @ 4800 RPM
310.2 HP @ 4800 RPM
306 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
420 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
8 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
217 in (5512 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
123 in (3124 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3920 lbs (1778 kg)

PONTIAC Bonneville 6.9 V8 3AT (405 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.9 V8 3AT (405 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6899 cm3
Power
302 KW @ 5600 RPM
410.6 HP @ 5600 RPM
405 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
8 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
217 in (5512 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
123 in (3124 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3900 lbs (1769 kg)

PONTIAC Bonneville 6.9 V8 3MT (405 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.9 V8 3MT (405 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6899 cm3
Power
302 KW @ 5600 RPM
410.6 HP @ 5600 RPM
405 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
8 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
217 in (5512 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
123 in (3124 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3900 lbs (1769 kg)
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