By 1993, a final design was approved and show concept developed during the latter half of 1994. American Cars, 1960—1972: Every Model, Year by Year. The Pontiac brand was dissolved in 2010 as part of. Bench seat-equipped Grand Prixs got a steering column-mounted shifter with the automatic transmission along with a dashboard-mounted glovebox, replacing the console-mounted shifter and glovebox of bucket-seat cars. The base 400 cu in 6. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the.
Production numbers for 1971 were lower than 1970 with only 58,325 units being produced. Also, a new cut-pile carpeting replaced the nylon loop rugs of previous years. An automatic transmission was offered as a no cost option. Out back, the boattail effect was softened somewhat due to a new federally mandated 5 mph 8. 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.
A four-barrel 455 cu in 7. The optional 428 cu in 7. A wide assortment of options were available including power steering, brakes, windows and driver's seat; air conditioning, eight-lug aluminum wheels with integrated brake drums, Safe-T-Track differential and other items. New for 1965 was a no-cost bench seat option with center armrest available with either upholstery choice. Because Pontiac's own V8 engines could not meet the more stringent California emission standards set for 1977, all Grand Prixs and other Pontiac models sold in California were powered by Oldsmobile-built engines including Lansing's 350 cu in 5.
I also show the engine and the details of it and start it up. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Smaller than the hulking and , but positioned to be nimbler and more performance oriented than the slightly less bulky and , the new Grand Prix was designed to outshine the upscale and B-bodied performance-oriented intermediate. The standard bucket seats could be upholstered either in expanded Morrokide vinyl or a new cloth-and-Morrokide trim. Coupe-like styling limits visibility and access, particularly to the rear. A Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, variable-ratio power steering, and power brakes were standard equipment on both models.
Notes: Fuel Pump Module Assembly -- Two port cover utilized for manufacturing only use the open port do not tamper with plugged tube port; Fuel tank contamination is the leading cause of premature fuel pump failure. This recall covers nearly 1. Interior trim also received minor revisions, and a bench seat with center armrest returned as a no-cost option to the standard Strato bucket seats and console. . The front wheels are 8 in 200 mm wide, and the rear wheels are 7 in 180 mm wide. Also, the active displacement management capability on the 5. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Fourth generation Overview Production 1977—1987 Body and chassis 2-door 1978—1981 1982—1987 Related Powertrain 231 cu in 3.
All Grand Prix received a sport package with five-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhaust. Plus, Pontiac added an Stereo tape player. Included were a padded instrument panel, deluxe steering wheel, courtesy lights, and other features. All models got a new simulated rosewood trim for the dash, door panels and console with bucket seats that replaced the African Crossfire Mahogany trim of previous years. The standard drivetrain consisted of the four-barrel 400 cu in 6. Another unique feature only found on the Grand Prix is the combination lock for the glove box, rather than a key. Also standard was a heads-up-display that projected the speed onto the windshield.
This model celebrated the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15, 1998. To add some excitement, Pontiac also launched a special pace car model. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Brakes were 11 in 28 cm drums. All 2+2 models came equipped with a corporate 305 cu in 5. Air conditioning was standard, and the 2.
Same engines continued as before including the Buick 231 cu in 3. Despite this redesign for 2004, the Grand Prix remained a mediocre car. The strike cut into production and sales along with other possible factors including lower horsepower ratings and intense competition from Chevy's Monte Carlo and Oldsmobile's Cutlass Supreme. It was also the last year that a manual transmission could be ordered as an option. This prevented common rust of the rear strut towers of the 1997-2000 models. The center console-mounted transmission shifter included a storage compartment and a tachometer. Transmissions remained the same as before with the three-speed manual standard with the V6 engine on the base model and automatic transmission optional.
This engine was available with a three-speed or a four-speed automatic transmission. The basic 1969 body shell saw a major facelift in 1971 bracketed by minor detail revisions in the 1970 and 1972 model years. This system, first introduced by in 1964, was available in addition to the regular Circ-L-Aire Conditioning. From 1982-on, all V8-equipped Pontiacs were equipped with Chevy or Olds engines. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the.