1964. Pontiac Bonneville Rusted Abandoned

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    One of only 5,844 Bonneville 9-passenger Safaris built in 1964.
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    See comments. Pontiac Bonneville Rusted Abandoned vehicle on Morro Bay, CA Sand Spit - uncovered by winter storms, reported to have been stalled here in 1973. Photo taken 06 May 2010. Photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Nikon P6000 w/ built-in GPS, handheld. To use this photo, which has the most liberal Creative Commons Attribution license possible attached, please see the access, attribution, and commenting guidelines at www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit

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    1. mikebaird 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fun Creative Commons use www.facebook.com/pages/Fluid-Film/310621231055 and for leaving the use note www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4585328947/comment7215762... for my 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Rusted Abandoned

    2. mikebaird 43 months ago | reply

      Here is a better image showing Morro Rock in the background.
      1964 (most likely) -1965 Pontiac Bonneville Station Wagon Rusted Abandoned

    3. max_wedge 39 months ago | reply

      Now that would be a challenging restoration...

    4. Mr.Gottahavit 37 months ago | reply

      That'll buff right out!

    5. max_wedge 37 months ago | reply

      I love how the vinyl is nearly untouched...

    6. Andre1969 37 months ago | reply

      Not to get too picky, but I think that's a '64. The '65 had more of a forward thrust to the front-end, and in '65-66 the beltline angled upward in the rear door area. Cool pic, though! I'm surprised the front bumper and third-row seat survived so well after all those years!

    7. mikebaird 37 months ago | reply

      Andre thanks for the 1964 year comment.
      www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4585328947/#comment721576...
      User interaction like this makes Flickr work better.

    8. Mark Morgan Trinidad A 34 months ago | reply

      What a brilliant picture, nice to see that even sea-weed has the sense not to feed on plastic.

    9. Hooniverse 34 months ago | reply

      Hello Mike, Jim Brennan from Hooniverse.com here. With your permission, I would like to use this image (as well as the other two similar to this) for a Monern Art Monday piece we occasionally do on Hooniverse. Full Credit will be given per your guidelines. These shots of the Bonneville Wagon are amazing. Thanks...

    10. mikebaird 34 months ago | reply

      Jim, re: ", I would like to use this image (as well as the other two similar to this) for a Monern Art Monday piece we occasionally do on Hooniverse. Full Credit will be give.."
      www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4585328947/comment7215763...
      A: That's fine, thanks for asking. Hooniverse.com rocks.

    11. 72Camaro 33 months ago | reply

      How is it possible that the vinyl seat and door panels are untouched? I smell a fake.

    12. CCCSTL 30 months ago | reply

      --72Camaro, The seats are untouched because sunlight breaks down plastic and vinyl. You have to remember, this car was buried (and sometimes underwater) for a long time and not getting light to do damage. That is why the metal is rusted but not the seats. The underhood wiring, rubber and steering wheel show the same thing.

    13. Red Positivo 28 months ago | reply

      Increible. fantástico hallazgo.

    14. Photon Keeper 28 months ago | reply

      Just submerge it in Naval Jelly for the next 40 years!

    15. Latvian98 21 months ago | reply

      Very odd! Cool find!

    16. Vipertruck99 21 months ago | reply

      Lol @ photon keeper,had to google naval jelly,what a great product name,we never had It in the uk.

    17. homerthompsonman 19 months ago | reply

      I think the interior might still be ok...

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