I have a mint metallic black subtle gold and blue metallic flakes in the paint. Unique elements such as the Dark Cherry Metallic paint, 40th Anniversary badges, and Ruby Red and Graphite interior trim with the 40th Anniversary logo embroidered on the front seats and floormats differentiated this option package from the previous year's offering. Radial tires became standard on all models. We will continue to update our 0 to 60 results as new Pontiac cars are released and as new 0 to 60 mph test data is made available for Pontiac vehicles. The bucket seats were available with optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support. These results are based on the latest information on Ford vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available.
Showcasing a plush cloth interior, standard power windows, along with other features, this new series was similar to the full-sized Bonneville Brougham. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. This may have been just a precautionary consideration, in the event that the G-body was unavailable at the time. A new option that was featured in 1974 was Radial Tires. The Cielo del Sol, or Sky of the Sun, was a Grand Prix show car built for the 1970 season. And for most folks, it's plenty rapid. This redesign was met with enormous public enthusiasm.
The new A and G-body vehicles planned for 1972 were also delayed for production by one year, and pushed to the 1973 model year. And while the steering of our test car was firm-feeling, it lacked the type of feedback we expect from a sport-flavored sedan. Automatic transmission was standard equipment on all models and the two-barrel 301 cu in 4. A big reason for the difference: The performance-enhancing manual transmission of the '92 is no longer available. The data presented by Sportscar Standings are estimates only, are not guaranteed to be accurate, and are subject to change at any time. In 2006, once again, not much has changed for the Pontiac Grand Prix. However, it's important to note that 0 to 60 times vary greatly, and depending on the source the information may vary.
Offered in 49 of 50 states, each of those engines were Pontiac-built units as in the years previously. The standard 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. This system, first introduced by in 1964, was available in addition to the regular Circ-L-Aire Conditioning. The Grand Prix featured many distinctive styling cues during this era that included 'hidden' taillight lenses and exclusive grille-work in the front. 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. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
. Instead of reducing the side bumper, Pontiac cars had two troughs along its length, with bumpers commonplace until the G6. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. A smaller 160 hp 350 in in³ V8 as the base power-plant was one of those changes. One of the signature most popular personal vehicles of the 1960's, the Pontiac Grand Prix was also the first in a long line of posh Pontiacs this still continue today. Also standard was a heads-up-display that projected the speed onto the windshield. The three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic was optional, while a floor-mounted three-speed manual transmission was standard equipment with the V6 on the base model.
Renamed the B4U, the composite headlights were replaced with min-quads. Updated and restyled once again, the 1973 Grand Prix showcased a fixed-pillar 'Colonnade' styling, which featured fixed rear opera windows. Still, 1974 was the third best-selling year to date for the Pontiac Grand Prix. For the first time in Grand Prix history, a V8 engine was not standard equipment. The standard engine for 1985 was the 110 hp 82 kW Buick built 3.
The 1983 Grand Prix did not have any significant appearance changes for this model year. Introduced as a single hardtop model, the Pontiac Grand Prix based on the 120 inch wheelbase Catalina platform, Pontiac's shorter big-car chassis. The base model J received Pontiac's new 135 hp 301 in³ V8 as standard equipment, which was too small and underpowered to propel a 4,000-pound vehicle. This would be the final year for the B-bodied, full-sized Grand Prix. The license plate and fuel filler were moved above the bumper and taillight lenses were revised.
It has a shortened crankshaft, and a host of other modifications to make it fit into a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Originally on the Catalina's 121 inch wheelbase prior to 1969, the model was relocated to a brand new 'A-special' platform, with an exclusive 118 inch wheelbase, that was eventually dubbed the G-body. In 1994 the Grand Prix received a major redesign that included updating both the front and rear fascias and ground effects, in addition to a new instrument panel with dual airbags, new gauges and controls. As its popularity grew, the brand was sold throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Among other various standard features, the Grand Prix was showcased in 1962 with an unadorned sheet metal exterior, concave rear window, and hidden tail lights. Since the enormous rear glass was fixed not an opening hatch , it forced adoption of a dramatically shortened trunk opening.
When I start the car and run it for a few minutes and shut if off. This generation was larger and heavier, due partly to the federally mandated 5 mph 8. The series production version was unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on January 3, 2003. The valve diameters were also increased to 2. Does it sound to anyone that the car is running underpowered? The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold.