My Classic Car Season 7 Episode 8 (2003) - A '60 Pontiac Bonneville from the NPD Collection!
Dennis Gage and the My Classic Car hit sunny Southern California in this
episode for the 29th annual Pageant of the Thunderbird. Later (at the 13:27
mark) Dennis visits National Parts Depot in Ocala, Florida to hitch a ride
in Jim Schmidt's 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Sports Coupe.
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1960 Plymouth Fury
This professionally produced video highlights a gorgeous 1960 Plymouth Fury
convertible and all it's unique features: swivel seats, aero steering
wheel, 45 rpm record player, large tail fins, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels,
push button transmission, and thermometer speedometer. The video begins and
ends with a vintage 1960 television commercial. Enjoy!
GM Motorama Exhibit 1956
GM's Motorama exhibit in 1956 featured a film that looked into the far
distant future of 1976 with predicted a jet age future with electronic
digital displays and an On Star like central command that would guide us
along our uncrowded path to adventures.
Wide-Track: 1959 Bonneville - /BIG MUSCLE
• Chuck Cushner
Slathered in Lamborghini orange paint and exuding a presence that is
anything but subtle, this 1959 Bonneville is a car that represents a peak
time in American automotive design. It was drafted before government
mandates and regulations stifled imagination and creativity, and takes us
back to an era when we still looked to the stars for inspiration. This is a
car that will stop you dead in your tracks and make you truly long for the
days when chrome was King, gas was a mere .25¢ per gallon, and where Elvis
Presley was the greatest thing the public had ever heard.
Pontiac 1960 Technical Innovations
A surreal corporate film depicts a hitchiker being picked up by a man
driving a Pontiac chassis. Provides the scenario for a discussion of all
the mechanical features Pontiac has to offer for 1960.
Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.