The convertible was discontinued, leaving only the hardtop coupe for '68. Included were a padded instrument panel, deluxe steering wheel, courtesy lights, and other features. This package adds the -inspired rear spoiler and roof fences, hood-mounted heat extractors, and polished dual-outlet exhaust tips previously offered on the 2000 Pace Car Replica and also adds a two tone interior, 15-spoke chrome wheels, and the requisite badging. Both optional 428 cu in 7. This model celebrated the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15, 1998. Inside, the burled-elm trim was replaced by a new teakwood design and upholstery trim patterns for vinyl and cloth selections were revised for both bucket and bench seat offerings.
Also most 1982 models had a two tone interior. Radial tires were also a new option on the Model J this year. 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. Another unique feature only found on the Grand Prix is the combination lock for the glove box, rather than a key. The 1970 Ford Thunderbird styling change was reportedly ordered by Ford Motor Co. Some more rarer options specific for the 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix include a factory rear spoiler, rare aluminum turbo finned wheels, and a full size spare tire. At mid-year, Pontiac released a radial tire option for the Grand Prix, which increased the wheel diameter from the standard 14 in 36 cm to 15 in 38 cm.
The standard 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. Commencing with this generation, the 2-door coupe version of the Grand Prix was no longer an available body style. If you fill engine or axles of your car with oil to the brim it may damage your vehicle engine or axles and void manufacturer warranty. This generation was larger and heavier, due partly to the federally mandated 5 mph 8. Brakes were 11 in 28 cm drums.
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. Also new for 1974 was a federally mandated interlock system that required the driver and front-seat passenger to fasten their seat belts in order to start the car. Mechanically, they were similar to the regular models. 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. The standard engine was the Bonneville's 303 hp 226 kW 389 cu in 6. Although it had modest horsepower, benign handling and design compromises, there were only approximately 1,225 Grand Prix 2+2s built in 1986 and all found buyers.
The same selection of transmissions continued including the standard three-speed manual, optional four-speed manual, or three-speed Roto Hydra-matic. Engine offerings were revised for 1965. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in user manual for your Pontiac Grand Prix 1996. All models now came standard with the Buick 231 cu in 3. Production numbers increased substantially after two years of decline, reaching 91,961 units and only second place to the 1969 model. New wheel choices were the main visual change this year. With Overdrive Pan Removal and Replacement 7 quarts 6.
The downsized four-door was now related to the Grand Prix. It has a shortened crankshaft, and a host of other modifications to make it fit into a front-wheel-drive vehicle. This turned out to be a major miscalculation and 301 equipped cars became much less desirable among Grand Prix enthusiasts and collectors in later years. Production numbers for 1971 were lower than 1970 with only 58,325 units being produced. The base 400 cu in 6. Paint yours, if desired, to match the original color. Same engines continued as before including the Buick 231 cu in 3.
Same engines continued as before including the Buick 231 cu in 3. This was one of two anniversary models offered by Pontiac, the other was a special trim Firebird. You can share this information with your friends Copyright © 2012-2019,. The automatic climate control option was also dropped in 1981, leaving just a manual climate controls on all models. Engine Oil Capacities Crankcase 3. New power ratings were put into effect, requiring manufacturers to post net horsepower with all accessories installed vs.
It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. Out back, the boattail effect was softened somewhat due to a new federally mandated 5 mph 8. It was the first year for the full-sized Grand Prix. The base 350 hp 400 cu in 6. The 301 also had a knocking pre-ignition problem that was later determined to be caused by the shape of the combustion chamber. Among the changes were positioning in the market segment and offering from the 2nd generation to the 5th generation for the sedan and from the 2nd generation to the 6th generation from the coupe; it returned to a full-size car from the 6th generation to the 7th generation for the sedan, positioned above the larger in Pontiac's model lineup.