This was one of two anniversary models offered by Pontiac, the other was a special trim Firebird. Output was 205 hp 153 kW , 65 more than the previous year. A new option this year was the Turbo Hydra-Matic 200-4R four-speed overdrive automatic available with the 305 V8 for improved highway gas mileage. Early 1975 models featured the seat belt interlock system introduced on all 1974 models that required both the driver and front passenger to fasten their seat belts in order to start the vehicle. Still, 1974 was the third best-selling year to date for the Pontiac Grand Prix. The standard drivetrain consisted of the four-barrel 400 cu in 6.
Each of those engines were Pontiac-built units as in previous years, but offered in 49 of the 50 states. New for 1965 was a no-cost bench seat option with center armrest available with either upholstery choice. Revised upholstery trims highlighted the interior, still featuring expanded Morrokide vinyl bucket seats and console as standard equipment. The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970. The first Grand Prix coupes were built in October 1987, and released on January 12, 1988 for the 1988 model year.
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. Many chose sport instrumentation, sport steering wheels, or leather upholstery. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the. I have the original wheels that come with the car also. The coolant overflow reservoir was relocated from being in front of the intake box to being mounted to the passenger strut tower. The Grand Prix Sedan also had a slight tail light revision using the amber over red pattern as opposed to the red over amber in years past; however, the coupe's tail lights remained the same. In celebration of Pontiac's 50th anniversary in 1976, a number of special edition Grand Prix were produced.
Engine offerings were revised for 1965. No issues, no problems, I will tell all of my friends to shop there. And may all your repairs be easy!!! This was a near-exact preview of a redesign for the Grand Prix, due within the 1996 calendar year. 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. Automatic transmission was standard equipment on all models and the two-barrel 301 cu in 4.
The radial donuts, provided by the division's usual tire suppliers, included Firestone 500s and B. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. 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. One notable exception was the available optional Heads Up Display only shared with the Cutlass Supreme. . The Grand Prix came with a. The 301 cu in 4.
Also most 1982 models had a two tone interior. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Fifth generation Overview Production October 1987—1996 coupe September 12, 1989—1996 sedan Assembly , Body and chassis 2-door 4-door Related Powertrain 2. I have driven this car for ten hours a day and never got uncomfortable in the seat. It was the first year for the full-sized Grand Prix. Out back, the boattail effect was softened somewhat due to a new federally mandated 5 mph 8.
Engine offerings again included the standard Buick 3. Transmission offerings initially were carried over from previous years, including the standard three-speed manual, or optional four-speed stick or Turbo Hydra-Matic. The tire-pressure monitor was dropped. 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. Remedy The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. The engine, however, was 450 lb 200 kg heavier than a V8, and three times more expensive to make.
To add some excitement, Pontiac also launched a special pace car model. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The introduction of radial-ply tires was also a boon for handling. The 1970 Ford Thunderbird styling change was reportedly ordered by Ford Motor Co. It is fully loaded but more important than that, I feel safe driving my family in it.