A few days after I posted that ’78 Fleetwood Brougham previously discussed, I ran across this Bonneville in similar colors, just with a light gray top instead of black. I’ve always liked these, Dad had one, and I love their clean flanks and fender skirts. This one was for sale in Chicago on Marketplace.
Thin description, rather sucky pictures (I cropped/prettied them up for this post), and it always bugs me when the seller has to hide the price. “$1.” Oh OK, I’ll take it, and if you say it’s more I’ll sue for fraud, bwahahahahaha! Or: “The price is a secret. If you beg and plead, maybe I’ll tell you what it is, hurr hurr!” Great.
But I still liked the car, the colors, so here you go! These cars in the late ’70s, along with Caprice Classics, Delta 88s and LTDs, were pretty common suburban rolling stock. The modern equivalents, I’m sad to say, are probably Traverses, Acadias, Explorers and Tellurides. What the hell happened?!
But I digress. Anyway this one is not a Brougham, so it’s missing those poofy seats I love, but still nicely equipped with Rally II wheels, custom cushion steering wheel and vinyl top.
Though it does seem to be missing cruise, tilt wheel, and full gauges-though there aren’t enough pictures for me to be sure. She’s definitely missing power windows and power door locks.