The strike also delayed the production of the third generation Grand Prix by one year in 1973. The last Grand Prix coupe rolled off the assembly line on July 19, 2002 and it was the last mid-sized 6th generation Grand Prix. Most importantly, the back end held up fairly well when rear ended by a guy driving a Jeep Cherokee at about 45 mph. Optional engines included a 160 hp 119 kW 350 cu in 5. Most models featured a signature twin-grille nose.
The standard engine for 1985 was the 110 hp 82 kW Buick built 3. One significant engine change to note was the 252 cu in 4. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. The downsized four-door was now related to the Grand Prix. The same selection of transmissions continued including the standard three-speed manual, optional four-speed manual, or three-speed Roto Hydra-matic. Their front-wheel-drive layout helps with traction in bad weather conditions. Inside, a revised instrument panel included a squared off gauge panel and new Strato bucket seats in either Morrokide or cloth upholstery with higher seatbacks and more contoured cushions for improved lateral support.
This prevented common rust of the rear strut towers of the 1997-2000 models. Again, the Pontiac V8s were not available in California, where they were replaced by Chevy 305 cu in 5. First generation Pontiac Grand Prix models were introduced in 1962, and gained popularity as a large personal luxury car with plenty of style inside and out. All 2+2 models came equipped with a corporate 305 cu in 5. Over 230 fires were reported.
The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970. Primary Use: Commuting to work Cons: With the sideways engine, work space is minimal. Air conditioning was standard, and the 2. The interior trim remained virtually unchanged from 1973, with standard seating choices, including Strato bucket seats with center console or notchback bench seat with an armrest and cloth or Morrokide upholstery. These option packages included the revised 3. Units Affected 1003556 Power makes a musclecar, and the greater the power, the greater the musclecar.
There have been reports of fires happening after the recall has been performed. I do not use the attaching parts, but they are of good quality. Also most 1982 models had a two tone interior. Build Quality: Most of the time, when only 3 yrs old, the car ran so quietly that sometimes I'd have to check my key position or feel my exhaust to determine if it was still on or not. The interior designs included a user-friendly cockpit with large gauges. Originally based on the standard Catalina coupe model, Grand Prix had a sport interior with bucket seats and center console.
Just be certain the soft drinks are out before it's folded back up. The Pontiac Grand Prix is no longer in production, making all models targets for collectors. Pontiac's Wide Track is back and we're glad to see it. The latest technological advances in motors, materials and cable systems have been applied to new and previously released applications. First introduced as part of Pontiac's model offering for the 1962 model year, the marque varied repeatedly in size, luxury, and performance during its lifespan. The rear end was much more subtle than the aggressive front Shortened by three inches from the previous Catalina wheelbase, the 118 in 3,000 mm 1969 Grand Prix finally had its own body — and Pontiac's longest-ever hood. Output was 205 hp 153 kW , 65 more than the previous year.
The one new option was a Bose 8-speaker audio system. As long as you maintain your suspension and steering you'll always feel safe with really good handling but don't try to make any hairpin turns. Development of Grand Prix is generally attributed to Advanced Engineering head John DeLorean. Body size and engines changed with the times as the world experienced gas shortages and demands for better fuel efficiency increased. The Car Design Yearbook 2.
At the same time, it's smooth and unobtrusive, with just a hint of an assertive growl as the throttle is opened. Bottom Line recommended Submitted 2014-09-15 By Paulie From Milwaukee, wi The way I use this product probably is different than the most common usage. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. Inside, a new instrument panel hosted dual airbags, much larger and easier to use controls, and seatbelts were moved to the B-pillars rather than the doors on sedans only; coupes retained the automatic seatbelt design. The A-body line became front-wheel-drive, leaving the rear-wheel-drive midsize platform as the. Some models of this generation have the rare feature of a split front bench seat with a column shifter. Equally spacious is the trunk and, just as important, it's of a good shape with a reasonably low lift-over height.