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Old 12-07-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Three Bonnevilles..... in Wales.

Now, my car is pretty rare in the UK but a few weeks back I went on a trip to South Wales to see a chap called Mark who has two Bonnevilles like mine... both SSEs... both gunmetal grey... both 1988 models.

Mine is the one with a sunroof, but without a rear spoiler.












Here'* Marks' daily driver '88 Bonneville:


And Marks' other '88 Bonneville (currently not in use):


Marks' other car.... A 1993 Saturn SC2 very similar to the one I used to own (same year and same colour, although his is an automatic and doesn't have as many options as mine had):



Wish I stopped and got a photo of the Severn bridge before I went over it on the way there, but I was running late at the time so did not stop.
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That is really cool to see all three together. All look to be in fantastic shape except for some delamination of the tail lights on the one.
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Wow, thats pretty cool! All the same color with most the same options. Thats certainly something you don't see everyday.

Looks like you're keeping yours clean, nice job!

That gunmetal gray is a pretty attractive color on our gen!
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I thought I was looking at a photoshopped picture at first.

That is neat!
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Thats pretty cool.

Are Camaros rare over there too?
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Thats pretty cool.

Are Camaros rare over there too?

Camaros are fairly rare, but not as rare as Bonnevilles. Camaros are one of the most popular American personal imports, but they're still rare. That one belongs to a friend of Marks' who is also an American vehicle enthusiast.

Camaros were even officially imported into the UK by GM in small numbers between 1998 and 2002. His is a 1994 model IIRC and was a personal import.
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wow 3 exact sme cars....looks like the dealer lot back in 88
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I'd borrow the spoiler off the one not in use lol. That is pretty amazing, same color, same year, all in just about the same shape. I agree with mr. white bonne above me. Looks like a dealer lot in 88.
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I take it you told him about us.

Cool pics Simon,
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OMG, im seeing tripple....9 bonnevilles!


yeah thats realy a cool site to see considering how rare they are over there...i that the only color that got shipped oner there? because the only other UK bonne i have seen of that gen was that color too.
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