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Jim Brennan June 11, 2012 Modern Art Monday 38 Comments

Welcome to another Modern Art Monday piece on Hooniverse, where we try and broaden your imagination, and take you to a new plane of existence. What I really mean is we post interesting images for all of you to stare at, and today we have something that is quite interesting. According to Mike Baird, who is the photographer of these images, this is what’s left of a 1964 Pontiac Bonneville nine passenger wagon that reported to have stalled on the Morro Bay California Sand Spit in 1973. These images were taken in May of 2010 after the car was uncovered by a series of winter storms. There are two other images after the break…

According to Mike, this is one of only 5,844 nine passenger Bonneville Wagons built that year. May she rust in piece.

Images Courtesy of Mike Baird. Used with permission. (click here)

Currently there are 38 comments on this article:

  1. salguod says:

    In the process of trying to figure out where I've seen this before (Hemmings, I think), I found this from the opposite coast, evidently from 1973:

    <img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6217/6355950487_651bebbb35.jpg&quot; width="500" height="322" alt="Welcome to New York, 1973 style! Half buried early 1960s Dodge Polara station wagon on the beach at the ocean side of Breezy Point in Queens. Abandoned apartment building at left distance.">

  2. dukeisduke says:

    Yeah, I've seen one of those pictures (of the Bonneville) before, too. It looks like the expanded Morrokide upholstery is holding up well. BTW, I went to Mike's photostream, and he says "Hooniverse.com rocks"!

  3. $kaycog says:

    That is a sad piece of art. It reminds me of this sad piece of art…………a 356 that was found at the bottom of a Wisconsin pond several years ago. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php

    <img src="http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/porsche356rusted3.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

  4. Number_Six says:

    I'm trying to come up with the scenario where leaving it there was more expedient than calling for a tow or something. I'm guessing either the tide was coming in or it was a joyride situation…

  5. P161911 says:

    FOR SALE 1964 Pontiac Bonneville Wagon CONVERTIBLE!
    Vinyl interior like new, needs some body work, not running.

  6. FordTempoFan says:

    I'm impressed at how well the seats seem to have held up.

  7. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat says:

    Barrett-Jackson would refer to this as a 'diamond in the rough'…

  8. texlenin says:

    Oh My God…
    You Murderers!!!
    You finally did it…..you maniacs!!
    You really, finally did it…..
    You Hooned it up!!!
    Damn You!
    God-Damn you all to hell!!!
    (I'll let you imagine the visuals)

  9. MVEilenstein says:

    I swear you guys have posted this before. I distinctly remember reading comments about the interior. Not that I'm complaining, of course.

  10. lilpoindexter says:

    Sooo…who's up for a resto project?

  11. RenzoS says:

    Is that front bumper still shiny?!?!?!

  12. HTWHLS says:

    I suspect the "Overhauling" gang missed this one..

  13. Newport Pagnell says:

    Sea Foam Green interior.

  14. jjd241 says:

    The bigger they are the harder they fall…

    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/yYeRB.jpg&quot; alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" />

  15. beefmalone says:

    morrokide is truly the greatest automove interior material ever created.

  16. Mr Mister says:

    Sounds like BS!

  17. Corvair Jim says:

    I guess this would be a "MUSSEL CAR"?

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