Without beat-ta-hell 60s cars still dragging their rusty mufflers down our streets, we'd get our impression of such cars entirely from the gleaming, coddled examples at car shows... and that would be a tragedy! This especially menacing Bonneville parks right by Alameda High, on the next block over from the equally menacing '69 Continental.
So, in a sense, the high school is surrounded by ominous-looking Detroit iron. There must be a useful lesson for the kids in there somewhere...
This '65 has definitely encountered some obstacles in its journey through life; I'm guessing it spent a few years across the Bay in San Francisco, where car snouts take a beating during parallel-parking attempts.
Oh yeah, that's definitely a case of San Francisco Nose.
1965 was an especially good year for the Bonneville; it looked good and you could get one with a 376-horsepower 421 topped with Tri-Power carbs. Best of all, GM could- and did- put 4-speeds in their big Pontiacs in '65.
This is most likely a 389 car, though. Naturally, it suffers from the standard 60s-GM-car rear-window rust. Once the water starts getting in around the window, the trunk spends the entire winter full of water.
This car doesn't move very often, as evidenced by the weeds growing up around it.
Normally, I'd say that plastic JC Whitney hubcaps have no place on a 60s Pontiac, but they actually add to the car's property-value-lowering appeal in this case.
When you have ten individual pieces making up the car's nameplate, it's likely that some will go missing over the years.
The letters on the trunklid speak volumes, though.
Now for our poll! I've selected one each Ford, GM, and Chrysler car from DOTS posts (today's Bonneville included) and you get to vote on which one is the most profoundly evil-looking. Feel free to imagine each car after you've modified it with your choice of crazy drivetrain and/or rattlecan paint job!