Webb Pierce's 1962 Pontiac Bonneville - Would you drive it?
While traveling to Nashville, Tennessee recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. While wandering the halls, we passed by this beyond fabulous one-of-a-kind vehicles owned by Webb Pierce, a honky-tonk singer .
Would you drive this car?
"Honey, I'm off to the store"
"Great, grab some milk while you're out. Take the Bonneville"
Honkey-tonk singer Webb Pierce paid $20,000 to have this 1962 Pontiac Bonneville customized by Nudie*. Among its many outlandish features, note the horseshoes on the gas and break pedals, and the ornamental handguns mounted on the hood. and elsewhere. The original custom job required more than a thousand silver dollars inlaid in the upholstery; in 1978, Pierce replaced most of the silver pieces with alloy coins.
(exhibit text courtesy Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
I don't think I could pull this look off. (Photo courtesy Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)