I sold my 70 Dodge Coronet and needed a car that would hold up through college. I was seriously looking into late 80'* Monte Carlos or mid 90'* ones. I almost bought a 95 Monte but it was sold the day before I was going to go check it out. So I talked with friends at school (I was a senior in high school at the time) about what car I should get that would last a long while. I friend of mine who is BIG into Pontiacs (he owns a 73 LeMans 455, would kill 100 ricers put together) said why not a supercharged Bonneville? I laughed and said there was no such thing. Boy did I get shut down!
So me and my dad looked in the paper and found a 93 Maroon SSEi, and decided to check it out. Holy crap it was a piece! The driver drove it mad style. Every SSEi we looked at was in horrific shape. Then we saw the last add for any Bonneville in the paper:
"1994 Bonneville SSE / 3800 Series 3.8L V6 / Prime Condition! / $6000obo."
I said what the hell and we went to check it out. Well in the add it also said "red", well I thought it was the typical Maroon color like all family cars (no offense Deathrat), but no. Me and my dad drove up to the house and there sat a shiny 94 SSE which was BRIGHT red. I knew right then that I was going to drive that puppy home. I got the price down to 5k and drove home in a car I never thought would see any mods....