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Old 12-26-2009, 07:41 PM   #11
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How much does it cost to bring a car into the country?
Seems to be around the AUD$4000 mark from what I've seen.

What do you have in mind?
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Seems to be around the AUD$4000 mark from what I've seen.

What do you have in mind?
I don't really have anything in mind at this second, but I always seem to run across stuff.

I was just figuring that if you bought that 68 for 7 grand as is and restored it, you would be into it pretty deep. There was a guy driving a real nice 68 Bonneville conv last summer with very low mileage and he was asking over 20K, but the car was an untouched original. So what I am saying is that I may be able to find you a nice, turnkey Big Pontiac convertible in the 10-20K price range. Last spring I sold a 1 owner 69 Bonneville conv for 13thousand that ran and drove fine and had mostly original paint.

Let me know your thoughts. I am not a dealer, but I am in the auto business and always play around with Classic Cars.
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Hey thanks for all your help Bud, do you have a name?

The reason I'm looking at the '68 rebuilder is because I have a low starting budget, around $7000US and I really can't afford an expensive car to start off with. Most of the appeal of the Bonneville to me is rebuilding it, I'd like a challenge and something I can work on over the years while the missus does her thing you know what I mean?

Mike
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Hey thanks for all your help Bud, do you have a name?

The reason I'm looking at the '68 rebuilder is because I have a low starting budget, around $7000US and I really can't afford an expensive car to start off with. Most of the appeal of the Bonneville to me is rebuilding it, I'd like a challenge and something I can work on over the years while the missus does her thing you know what I mean?

Mike
Yes, my name is Steve.

I understand your situation.
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Cheers Steve

I've browsed through lots of sites and noticed that most convertible top parts are easy to come by, including cylinders and rebuild kits. Apart from not being able to get new sheetmetal, what is the next rarest part of the car going to be?

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Yes, the convertible parts are readily available. The door panels and seat skins will have to be made. By the looks of the body, it seems that the sheet metal is pretty good. All the mechanical parts are readily available. A dash pad can be a problem, but I have one, if you need it.
The best way to say this is that everything is "available", but finding eveyrthing may be an issue. If you had a Camaro, all you would have to do is go online and everything is there.

I can help to guide you through this.
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hi guys. Im from Lithuania (European Union). At the moment i have Pontiac Bonneville 1968 convertable. Im thinking to sell it or restorate. The parts for this car easyly area available in www.PontiacParts.net and www.kanter.com. Few month ago i restorated Pontiac CHIEFTAIN 1951and i bought the parts from pontiacparts, and im very happy with that company, all parts and shipping went with no problem. If someone is still interested in this topic with bonneville, i can guide you with this questions, because i went throw all this ordering, buying parts. Good luck
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Pontiacparts.net is actually California Pontiac Restoration AKA "CPR" in California, which is owned by a long time friend and Pontiac Enthusiast, Rich Plastino. He helped me find some very difficult pieces for my 1960 Bonneville and my former 1954 Star Chief Convertible.
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