Begun By Cadillac In The Late Forties, Tail Fins Were Adopted By Nearly All Domestic And Even Numerous Foreign Manufacturers, Including Mercedes Benz. By 1959, The Fin Craze Reached Its Zenith With Some Truly Outlandish Offerings--Who Could Forget Chevrolet's "Bat Wings" Or Plymouth's Shark Fins? Pontiac Employed Relatively Conservative Dual Fin Styling All During The 50S, But Even They Couldn't Resist The Trend, Entering The Jet Age With Their 220-Inch Behemoth Sporting Outrageously Long Quarter Panels Sprouting Twin Fins Left And Right!
The Biggest News From The Pontiac Division Was The Implementation Of Their New Wide Track Design, Though. Whereas The Cars Gained 3 Inches Of Width, The Tire Track Moved A Full 6 Inches Apart. Combined With Pontiac's Gyro Level Ride, The Resulting Handling Improvement Prompted Motor Trend Magazine To Proclaim The Big Pontiac 1959S "Car Of Theyear."
Pontiac's King Of The Hill Was The Fully Equipped Bonneville Model, Like The One Prominently Featured Here. 27,769 Custom 2-Door Hardtops Left The Factory Gates In '59; Unfortunately, Very Few Have Survived.
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ABOUT THE VAULT
Over the past several years, the Vault has become the Souths premier classic car dealer. Since 2018 we have delivered more than 1,000 cars to happy customers. Our 100,000 sq.ft. showroom and restoration shop holds more than 50 of the highest quality classics . The Vault is dedicated to delivering your dream to your garage and brining you the full value of your classic when it’s time to sell.