Pontiac 1957-1980 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Pontiac 1957-1980

Pontiacs for many years were viewed in this country as ‘prestige’ models and in some cases they were.

While cars sourced via Canada were assembled here, fully imported US equivalents came with bigger engines and lots of luxury touches like electric windows and air-conditioning.

When new they cost a lot more than the local Parisiennes but now the price gap has narrowed significantly.

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Local cars currently cost around $25,000 with a fully ‘loaded’ Bonneville or Grand Prix hardtop slightly above $30K. Similar money, should you be keen on a GTO lookalike, will buy a Le Mans hardtop.

Looking back to the 1950s, a V8-engined Strato-Chief sedan at $30-35,000 will be cheaper and superior in most respects to a Chevrolet 210 of similar age.

All Models 1957-61 $32,520 [12] 

Laurentian/Parisienne 1962-72 $26,750 [11] 

Bonneville/Grand Prix 1962-72 $30,725 [17]

Le Mans 1966-71 $30,725 [6] 

Grand Am 1973-78 $30,500 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


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