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 Post subject: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:03 am 
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Year and Trim: 1966 4-door hardtop
Hi!
Some days ago I bought my 1966 Bonneville 4-door Hardtop. A dream came true!
He still has a lot of work to do but that's okay for me.
I'm from the North of Germany and I'm addicted to cars since I bought my first one 23 years ago.
Through the years I collected and repaired a few old german Opel from the 70s and 80s and a 1979 Firebird with a 77-front.
Well, that's it in few words...
Hope to have a good time here and maybe to get some help and answers cause I have a lot to learn about full size Pontiacs :wink:
Greetz form Germany,
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 Post subject: Re: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:37 am 
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welcome to the club!!
post some pics of your 66

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 Post subject: Re: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:51 am 
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Year and Trim: 1966 4-door hardtop
I know that most People don't like the "patina-look" but this was one of the main reasons for me to buy this car and no other...
I will protect the patina with a special oil, will polish the chrome (the chrome is still really nice!), the seats will get new covers, the engines runs great and just needs some cleaning and all sealings/weatherstrips and all bushings have to be renewed. Well, enough work for months... and months... and months... :wink:

So here are some pics of my 66 Bonneville with lots of Patina from the day I bought him:

https://goo.gl/photos/4aBdkzTVosPCU4vC6
https://goo.gl/photos/vHY361Xja3DCmJkT9

Sorry, but it didn't work to show the images here without the links... maybe I did something wrong...


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 Post subject: Re: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Location: Isanti, MN
Year and Trim: 2000 SLE Saved from the scrapyard.
Nothing wrong with that. We call them Rat Rods in the states. Bring 'em as you found 'em. I was just at a car show held by a club called the Frankensteiners and there were cars in just about every driveable state you could bring one in.

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 Post subject: Re: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:06 pm 
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Looks to be the same color, even the same hubcaps as my '66 Catalina. The color I believe is called "Lucerne Mist". Mine is a 4-door post car but with a white roof.

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 Post subject: Re: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:41 am 
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I've always really liked that body. Hope you are able to restore the car. Thanks for sharing! - BC

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:50 pm 
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Welcome to the club!

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 Post subject: Re: Greetz from Germany
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:52 am 
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Thank you for the friendly welcome!
Great to hear that I'm not the only one who likes Patina :)
The colour is fountain blue if google and the plate on my car are right.
I also thought about a 66 Catalina when I had some differences with the seller of my Bonneville (was a six week "fight" to get it) but well, I love the Bonneville and I'm happy to have him in my garage now... :banana:


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