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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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In the brochure, marketers tried drawing on their old “Wide Track” reputation from the 1950s. In reality, this 1976 Pontiac Bonneville is probably one of the reasons GM ended up teetering on bankruptcy a few decades later. Bloated, overweight, overstyled higher-priced versions of other cars in the General’s lineup were not conducive to a long life. As it happened, Pontiac bit the dust a few years back, perhaps unjustly so, as they had just seemed to find their legs when the rug was pulled out from under them. That’s life in the Motor City. This blue hardtop sedan, with its “distinctive Bonneville identification” (?) can still be seen parked in a Town of Niagara driveway, sans tags but with what I’d say are some really inappropriate rims.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

jim@artvoice.com