1964 Pontiac Bonneville

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  1. jwdtenn

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    It's been thoroughly vacuumed. But, as a re-paint missing the A/C compressor, it'll be interesting to see if he gets that kind of money for it
     
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    Love the Gulfsream Aqua, with that lovely interior.
     
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    Not priced at what I would call 'crazy money'..... This should sell quite easily once he finds a buyer. I'd be VERY interested if I had the money.
     
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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    I also do not consider the asking price to be Crazy Money for its condition & options. The 8-Lug "Grand Prix Wheels" ( I have never herd of 8-Lug Wheel & Brakes described that way before) are around $3000 USD in restored and Complete working condition. And more if the Spare wheel and Hold down are included.
     
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    Those 8-Lug wheels and drums are only that expensive, because of the demand for them. As an option, how much was added to the sticker price, back then?
     
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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    Ok that's like saying Shelby Mustangs are only that expensive because of the demand for them, how much were they when new?
     
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    According to one image of a window sticker I found, the 8-lug wheels were a $122.13 option in 1964.
    That compares with $430.40 for the air conditioning.
    Note: This is a made-up window sticker for a well-loaded '64 Catalina Ventura, that an owner added even MORE equipment to, and then made up the 'what if' window sticker. The guy did a lot of research, so I would assume that pricing is fairly correct for the date it was built.

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    You would think that the heavy duty drums would come standard with a 421 Tri-Power package, not forgetting that muscle cars were expensive to insure. Being able to prove to an insurance company that the vehicle to get insured was capable of stopping itself should have lowered his premiums, in case the heavy duty brake/drum package was indeed an option to the 421 Tri-Power
     
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    Those 'heavy duty (brake) drums WERE the 8-lug wheels. They were, for all intents and purposes, an integral wheel/brake drum package.
     
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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    They used to sell cars with tires that were not rated for the cars loaded to the Max weight it was rated for. These were the days before we had hungry lawyers on every street corner. They would have sold the car with Standard Brakes and the 421 Tri Power engine if that's what the customer wanted.

    Today not only are the desirable, but they have wear and dissimilar metal corrosion issues between the aluminum hub & the steel brake lining, they can be repaired but it is an expensive process. Also finding a good set of wheels is an issue, along with the trim rings and center caps. And as always buying individual parts is much more expensive than getting a complete set.
     

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