1960 Pontiac

1960 Pontiac

1960 Pontiac

From John Gunnell’s book “75 Years of Pontiac Oakland“:

“For 1960 Pontiac’s product lineup had entirely different looks, refined carry-over engineering, two new models and slightly lower prices.Major styling changes included a full-width horizontal grille setting off a design scheme marked by a clean, mildly sculpted line. It was called “Air Foil” appearance and the visual effect was of extremely low, wide bodies that created impressions of massiveness and sleekness at the same time. Rear fins disappeared, while hood, fender and deck surfaces featured totally smooth, horizontal planes. All 1960 Pontiacs has 389 c.i. displacement V8s.

“Pontiac retained Number One rank in the medium-priced field for the second year running. A total of 396,716 cars were built”

1960 Pontiac

1960 Pontiac race car

“In race track competition Ponchos swept the Daytona Flying Mile; took four Grand National stock car contests; championed in three other major NASCAR events, and captured a USAC checkered flag. Jim Wangers – who worked for the division’s ad agency – drove to the NHRA Top Eliminator title and Mickey Thompson sped to 363.67 mph using four modified Pontiac motors in his Challenger I World Land Speed Record Car.”

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2 Responses to “1960 Pontiac”

  1. charles l. coker, 1953 pontiac technical advisor Says:

    1960 pontiac bonneville convertible made a big impression on me when i a grade school kid, a friend of the family had one light blue with a blue,grey, and white interior, bucket seats, woodgrain on the dash, eight lug wheels. twenty years later i ended up owning two 1960 bonneville two door hardtops, the 1959-1960 pontiacs had a very well designed rear suspension, having a wishbone link that mounted from a crossmember to the top center of the rearend, also the 1959-1960 pontiac stationwagons had a rear sway bar, 1960 was the first year for john delorean designed pontiac eight lug wheels, having a finned aluminum brake brake with a steel liner, provided superior braking performance over standard drums, pontiac would offer the eight lug wheels option from 1960 to 1968. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.

  2. I came across 3 “L” shaped chrome pieces about 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ with 2 mounting bolts. it has 890026 UNIVEX stamped inside. The bag said it is for a 1960 Pontiac. Do you have any idea where they would be used on the car please?
    Frank… HIGHIQINNY@AOL.COM

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