This 1987 Bonneville was shot on a freaking cold Amsterdam street in horrible wind, so that’s the reason why the photos certainly appear hastily taken. I apologize for any blurriness around the edges, but I practically ran around the car.
I’m posting these photos especially because of Jim Yu’s Bonneville sighting. Another reason is that Jean-Luc Picard used to tout these.
What do you know, lacquer damage. It mostly occurs on US cars, and not even on all of them when they spend their lives in Europe.
Down to the three-spoke wheels, I really like these cars. The design is suitably weird and “Saab-like”, as my friend put it.
It’s not totally uncommon to see one of these driving around in Finland, either, especially by old codgers. Right now, there are a couple of these for sale online and I would definitely want to at least try a nice clean one.
[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]
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