Fandom

Autopedia, the free auto encyclopedia

Pontiac Bonneville Special

11,082pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Pontiac Bonneville Special
Pontiac Bonneville Special
General Motors
aka XP-200 / SO 2488[1]
Production concept
Class sports car
Body type 2 door canopy coupé
Length 158.3 in.
Height 48.001 in.
Wheelbase 100.001 in.
Transmission 100.001 in.
Engine Pontiac I-8, flathead
Power 230 bhp
Similar 1953 Corvette
Successor Pontiac Club de Mer
Designer Harley J. Earl

The Pontiac Bonneville Special was a purpose-built, concept car that was unveiled at the General Motors Motorama in 1954 and was the first two-seater sports car that Pontiac had ever produced. Designed by renowned designer Harley J. Earl and hand built by Hommer LaGassey and Paul Gilland, the Special was an experimental car, a two door, grand touring sport coupé that incorporated innovative breakthrough styling like an all-plexi canopy with gull-wing panels on a sleek fiberglass body. Two Special prototypes, one painted metallic bronze and one emerald green, were built with the intention of unveiling them simultaneously at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1954.

As of 2006, both cars still exist, belonging to Joseph Bortz of Highland Park, IL.

See AlsoEdit

image (between 170-190 pixels)
PONTIAC

General Motors Company


Buick | Cadillac | Chevrolet | GMC | Holden | Hummer | Opel | Vauxhall | Daewoo


Historic

Grand Prix · T1000/1000 · LeMans · Astre · J2000/2000 Sunbird/Sunbird · Sunfire · Ventura · Phoenix · Grand Am · Tempest · GTO · 6000 · Bonneville · Catalina · Star Chief · Executive · Parisienne · Aztek · Trans Sport · Montana · SV6 · Firebird · Fiero · Torrent · Vibe · Wave5 · G8 ST · G3 Wave · G5 · G6 · G8 · Solstice · Solstice Coupe

Concept

Solstice SD-290 Race Concept · Solstice Coupe Concept · Solstice Concept · G8 GT SEMA Edition Concept · Strato Streak Concept · Parisienne Concept · Bonneville Special Concept · Strato-Star Concept · Club de Mer Concept · Monte Carlo Concept · Cirrus Concept · Firebird Trans Am Kammback Concept · Grand Am CA Concept · Trans Sport Concept · Pursuit Concept · Banshee Concept Series · Fiero Concept · Stinger Concept · Sunfire Concept · Protosport Concept · Salsa Concept · Sunfire Speedster Concept · Rageous Concept · Montana Thunder Concept · GTO Concept · Aztek Concept · Piranha Concept · Rev Concept · Grand Prix G-Force Concept · G6 Concept · GTO Ram Air 6 Concept · EDAG Solstice Hardtop Concept · Stinger Concept · Solstice GXP Coupe Concept · G8 GXP Street Concept · G8 ST Concept


List of Pontiac concept automobiles


name of founder/s Corporate website A brand of the General Motors Corporation


ReferencesEdit

  1. "XP" and "SO" were GM designations for experimental (XP) and special order (SO) concept cars.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.