picture postBonneville SSE: a milestone in the Pontiac legacy

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1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE

The Bonneville SSE was introduced for the 1988 model year (subsequent year shown). The trim became the brand’s definitive expression of a touring sedan with European flavor. It even came equipped with a “high-pressure headlamp washer system” (a seemingly superfluous but requisite feature on touring cars).

1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE interior

The Bonneville SSE’s interior was, for the time and particularly for a domestic offering, a backlit-button-lover’s dream (that was me). There were electronic readouts and orange buttons everywhere, oh, and Pontiac’s cambered shifters.