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1959 Bonneville/Star Chief Ads

Pontiac was slotted in a spot that would have it compete with Dodge, now Mercury (the Edsel now filled the upscale Mercury slot, and Nash Ambassador.

For 1959, Pontiac offered dramatic new styling—totally away from 1958 and prior—and featured "wide track" suspension. Pontiac also became a performance brand, even more so than Chevrolet. (So much for the 1957 AMA racing ban preventing high powered engines in passenger cars).

Pontiac's new performance image was given legitimacy in the enthusiast press when Motor Trend awarded the Wide Track division its first "Car of The Year" trophy.

Bonneville production total: 82,564

Star Chief production total: 68,815

Pontiac production total: 383,320

To view additional 1959 Pontiac ads, click here to go to Part 2

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1959 Pontiac Catalina Convertible, silver (8.5 x 11) 1-page, "Pontiac launches a trim traveler"
1959 Pontiac Catalina 4-door Vista (10.5 x 14) 1-page, "Resists the years–beautifully," Fisher Body ad
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door Vista Hardtop (10.5 x 14) 1-page "Sparkling showcase for the year's hottest advances"
1959 Pontiac Bonneville, Star Chief for General Mills (21 x 14) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, red (21 x 14) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, black & white (10.5 x 14) 1-page
1959 Pontiac Bonneville, full line (21 x 14) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door Vista (10.5 x 14) 1-page
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door Vista, blue, yellow, dk gold (21 x 14) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door Vista, dark Gold (10.5 x 14) 1-page
1959 Pontiac Star Chief 4-door Vista, blue (21 x 14) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville Sport Coupe, yellow (21 x 13.5) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville Sports Coupe, gold (10.5 x 14) 1-page
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door Vista, blue/white (21 x 14) 2-page spread
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door Vista, white/ Convertible, red (21 x 13.5) 2-page spread
1960 ChevOKUsedCars, Pontiac Bonneville 4-door HT, blue (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page, buddy ad