Pontiac Bonneville, Parisienne & Catalina, 1959-60
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Pontiac Bonneville & Catalina Convertible Tops:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: This is a classic two part convertible top: there is a main top and a rear window section. The two are integrated upon installation. Our tops are made with horseshoe zippered plastic rear window or horseshoe zippered "blank curtain." Tops come with the above rear window molding and their chrome tips. Fabric covered header bow seal is included. Rear fabric is marked for alignment with base line tacking strips.
  • About 'Blank Curtains.' : If you have a glass window assembly for installation then we can offer tops with double thickness fabric "blank curtains" to accept your window.  Here is a typical installation:
  • Original Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, classic white, tan, medium gray and beige. Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black and tan (both with black or tan backing.) .
    All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40 gauge thick vinyl.    
  • Shop with confidence: These tops are made by Kee or EZ-On with a 6 or 3 year (respectively) manufacturer warranties. EZ-On adds an 18 month labor allowance.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
  • Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) ADD A GLASS TO ANY BLANK CURTAIN
No need for a frame, this glass is built-in!
Available in two sizes 6" x 21" OR 8" x 25"
Will fold with top without zipping out.
For: 1959-60 Pontiac Bonneville, Parisienne & Catalina Convertible Top
SIZE
$419.00
Pontiac Bonneville, Parisienne & Catalina convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1959 and 1960


Tops with Plastic Window

Tops with Plastic Window

1959 and 1960 GM Full Sized Convertible
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window

Buick Electra, Invicta & Lesabre
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62
Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina
Olds Super 88, Dynamic 88 & 98

Color
View Color
$590.00

DIY Package Special
1959 and 1960 GM Full Sized Convertible

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window or Blank Curtain

Fits:

Buick Electra, Invicta & Lesabre
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62
Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina
Olds Super 88, Dynamic 88 & 98


Plus:

  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Pair Hold Down Cables (CAU1)
  • Tack strips for header and rear top bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement Can with Brush
  • Installation manual (see below)
Color:
Rear Section:

As low as:
$740.00

1959 and 1960 GM Full Sized Convertible
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window

Buick Electra, Invicta & Lesabre
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62
Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina
Olds Super 88, Dynamic 88 & 98

Color
View Color
$958.00

DIY Package Special
1959 and 1960 GM Full Sized Convertible

Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window or Blank Curtain

Fits:

Buick Electra, Invicta & Lesabre
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62
Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina
Olds Super 88, Dynamic 88 & 98

  • Plus:

  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Pair Hold Down Cables (CAU1)
  • Tack strips for header and rear top bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement Can with Brush
  • Installation manual (see below)
  •  
Color:
Rear Section :

As low as:
$1108.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

New Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 40-page, extensively illustrated how-to manual walks you through removing and installing any two-part convertible top. The manual applies to almost all American convertibles made before the year 2004, and some foreign cars, too, like Celicas and Saabs. This 8 1/2 x 11 book is designed as both a tutorial for first-time installers and as a step-by-step manual for these convertible tops. Generally, all that is needed and not contained is the "bow height" which is the setting of the rear top frame bow for your convertible. This is available from any top distributor ot can be measured with the old top on the car (as illustrated.)

What skills are required ? (1) The ability to drive staples into bow frame tacking strips (2) The ability to orient fabric sections to the frame and apply with contact cement. (3) A systematic and careful personality ! (There is never any sewing required.)

Note: Very early cars (forties) had wood bows and installers will have to adjust processes for stapling to these bows instead of tacking strips in steel bows as described in manual.

   Details...

$30.95
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$179.00
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
(Tacking strips for most top frames. Some may vary, especially pre-60s cars.)

Dimensions: 5/8" X 3/16" and 1/2" X 1/4" (in 6 foot lengths.)
Note: These usually apply. In certain convertible top frames (especially pre-sixties) the cross sections of the header and rear top bows vary. You can measure the top bow channel cross sections and let us know if yours vary from the usual plastic ones. In that case include your tack strip selection in checkout message.
   Details...

$23.95
Standard Black Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

   Details...

$179.00
Top Pads with Quarters,Black or Tan Stayfast Canvas

 

   Details...

Color
View Color
$279.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$12.95
The Arrow T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4" and 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation. This stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4" and 3/8" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
   Details...

$59.95
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$31.00
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
   Details...

$149.00
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

 

$13.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$13.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$14.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$20.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$34.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
 
  • 1959-60 Buick Electra,Invicta,Lesabre
  • 1959-60 Cadillac
  • 1959-60 Chevy Impala
  • 1959-60 Olds 88,98
  • 1959-60 Pontiac Bonniville, Catalina

All convertible top cylinders are not the same. Our top cylinders are made from solid aluminum castings which are stronger than die-cast and our two-piece rod allows us to use a heavier, stronger steel. You won't find a better made convertible top cylinder on the market. All cylinders are made and assembled here in the U.S.A. and come with a 7 year warranty.
$279.00
Convertible Hydraulic hose set, For GM makes 1950-1961

Half straight fittings and half 90 degree.
$139.95
FLAT GROMMET FEET FOR EARLY MOTOR PUMP, 4 PIECES
$14.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any American Makes

Our O-Ring kit contains the following items:(1) Drive Pin, (1) 1/8" Chrome Ball, (2) 1/4" Chrome Ball, (2) Pump Port O-Ring, (2) Reservoir O-Ring, (1) Reservoir bolt O-Ring, (1) Reservoir plug, (1)Reservoir Plug O-Ring (metal plug only).

$24.95
12 Volt Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
  • 1955-57 Chevy Bel-Air
  • 1955-57 Pontiac Star Chief, Bonneville
  • 1961-62 Oldsmobile Starfire
  • 1962 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 1958-62 Chevy Impala (210-1309)
$319.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
$9.95
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$2.39


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 28 Preinstalled Snaps.

Fits 1959-60 Buick Invicta & Electra 225; 1959-60 Cadillac Coupe & Eldorado; 1959-60 Pontiac Bonneville & Catalina; 1959-60 Chevrolet Impala

View Color
$369.00
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$49.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1959-60 GM A, B C BODY CONVERTIBLES Vent window with rear division channel seals - left and right, 4 PC Set
Fits:1959-60 BUICK ELECTRA, INVICTA, LESABRE 1959-60 CADILLAC DEVILLE, ELDO, SERIES 62, 1959-60 CHEVROLET IMPALA 1959-60 OLDSMOBILE 98, DYNAMIC, SUPER 88 1959-60 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, CATALINA, STARCHIEF
$145.95
1959-60 GM Molded Door Seals. For 2-door hardtop and convertible.Buick,Chevy,Cadillac,Olds,Pontiac
$94.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals. Pair

Fits: All 1959-60 Electra, Lesabre, Impala, "88", "98", Bonneville, Catalina Convertibles

$129.95


Latches

Latches

1955-60 Chevrolet and Pontiac Convertible Top Latch Handles, Pair
$99.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1959-60 Full Size GM Cars (B & C Body). Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$189.95


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
$34.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Fabrics:The Original Topping was Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl. We also offer a sharp looking and more durable canvas.

Classic Two Part Tops: You can read how these tops install below. There you will see a link to a summary of our two part top installation booklet. There is sufficient information there to enable a decision on do-it-yourself installation. The full, detailed manual is included with our top packages or you may purchase it separately (see "accessories" below.) Installation requires no sewing; only stapling (or tacking) and contact cement work.

Main Top and Rear Curtain: The two parts of the top (which integrate during installation) are available separately.

Hold Down Cables: Cables are threaded through the side hems (cable pockets) of the top. They fasten the top, front and back, on each side, to the frame. They are not visible in the completed installation.

Tack Strips: Tacking strips are embedded in the header bow and the rear top bow. They receive the installation staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through at least two tops.

Pads: The padding can last through a second top. If you are doing a restoration job yourself we recommend the pad purchase. If you are going to a top shop for a labor estimate you can supply just the top and cables as the shop will have ready access to all standard pads.

font color=blue>Accessories Package Special: For those installers ordering one of our tops, we offer a full package of parts most often needed for full top installation. This is our "accesspak" below.

Boots:If you desire a storage boot we strongly recommend using one of the modern boot vinyls. These have a slight "give" or stretch which makes them ideal as boots. Topping vinyls will be stiff and unwieldy as boot material.

Hydraulics:

We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible tops. All are made to OEM specifications. Each can be ordered separately; however, when ordering hydraulic cylinders we recommend replacing both. The chances are that both hydraulic cylinders were manufactured at the same time: if one is on its way out the other may follow. If the top is raised and one hydraulic cylinder is working harder than the other the result over time can lead to a slightly bent convertible top frame. The replacement of both hydraulic cylinders will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and have a 1 year warranty when used with this fluid. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
Warranties outlined here are only applicable for products installed by a professional trim shop or professional upholstery shop. For Convertible Tops, and related products, the manufacturer will void the warranty for any product that is not professionally installed; manufacturer defects are covered by the warranty in such cases. The manufacturer is not responsible for damage due to improper installation.


Parts in this category (Pontiac Bonneville, Parisienne & Catalina) fit cars for years: 1959 and 1960.