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A full size car produced by Pontiac from 1962 to 2008.

The Pontiac Grand Prix was the car of NASCAR Winston Cup (the series that would eventually become Sprint Cup) driver's champions Rusty Wallace (1989), Bobby Labonte (2000), and Tony Stewart (2002).

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Pontiac Grand Prix page on 11 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile which was produced by Pontiac from 1962 to 2008. First introduced as part of Pontiac's full-size model offering for the 1962 model year, the Grand Prix name was also applied to cars in the personal luxury car market segment and the mid-size offering, positioned below the large Bonneville in Pontiac's model lineup.

First generation (1962–1968)

The Grand Prix first appeared in the Pontiac line for the 1962 model year, as a replacement for the Ventura. It was essentially a standard Pontiac Catalina coupe with minimal outside chrome trim and a sportier interior (bucket seats and a center console). The performance-minded John De Lorean, head of Advanced Engineering at Pontiac, contributed to the development of both the Grand Prix and the GTO. Early models were available with Pontiac performance options, including the factory-race Super Duty 421 powertrain installed in a handful of 1962 and 1963 cars. The full-size Catalina-based Grand Prix sold well through the 1960s.

Second generation (1969–1972)

For the 1969 model year, John Z. DeLorean, Pontiac's general manager at the time, ordered the development of an all-new Grand Prix based on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate GM A platform, which was dubbed the G-body.

Market

DeLorean and other Pontiac planners decided to make the switch in light of declining sales of the full-sized Grand Prix in comparison to competition from unique personal luxury cars including the Ford Thunderbird, Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado at the luxury end, along with the emerging Pony cars such as the Ford Mustang and Pontiac's own new-for-1967 Firebird.

The 1969 Grand Prix now competed in the intermediate-sized personal luxury car market segment with sales reached over 112,000 units, well above the 32,000 full-sized models built in 1968. The similar Chevrolet Monte Carlo followed in 1970. Ford and Chrysler responded by producing plusher versions of their Ford Torino and Dodge Charger intermediates, but both eventually created new models to enter the battle—the Ford Elite and Mercury Cougar XR-7 in 1974 and Chrysler Cordoba in 1975. The GP and the others were consider as smaller and lower-priced alternatives to the more expensive personal-luxury cars of the day including the Ford Thunderbird, Buick Riviera, and Oldsmobile Toronado along with the even pricier Cadillac Eldorado and Lincoln Continental Mark III.

Development

Development of the new intermediate-based 1969 Grand Prix began in April 1967 with a few prototype GPs built on the full-sized Pontiac platform, before development of the G-Body. To save product development costs, it was decided that while the newest GP would have a unique bodyshell of its own, the car would use the basic chassis and drivetrain from the A-body intermediates (Tempest, Le Mans and GTO), in much the same manner Ford created the original Mustang in 1964 using the basic chassis and drivetrain from the compact Ford Falcon. Going this route greatly reduced development costs overall and permitted Pontiac to concentrate on more effort to upgrade the styling and sheetmetal, along with interior appointments. This move also enabled Pontiac to reduce development time for the 1969 GP from the usual 36 months required for a new model to less than 18 months.

The previous platform was based on the 121 in (3,100 mm) wheelbase from the Catalina, but on 1969 models it was decreased to 118 in (3,000 mm). This smaller, lighter car at last had its own body and Pontiac's longest-ever hood. Like the previous generation (for which a convertible was a one-year-only offering in 1967), the new Grand Prix would be offered only as a 2-door hardtop. Even the model names took elements of old Duesenbergs (J and SJ trim).

The basic 1969 bodyshell continued until the 1972 model year with a major facelift in 1971, but only minor detail revisions in 1970 and 1972.

Third generation (1973–1977)

All A-bodies, including the Grand Prix, were redesigned for 1973. This generation was larger and heavier, due partly to the federally mandated 5 mph (8.0 km/h) crash bumpers. Although large V8s were still available, performance was on the decline due to another federal standard—a new emissions control system. The most notable styling feature of this generation was the appearance of the fixed opera window, replacing the previous disappearing rear side glass. This year's Grand Prix switched from pillarless hardtop design to a pillared "Colonnade" hardtop with frameless door glass as did all GM intermediates in response to proposed federal safety standards regarding roll-over protection that would have ultimately spelled the end of pillarless and convertible bodystyles, a mandate that never materialized. The 1973-77 GM intermediates with their pillared hardtop design were often referred to as "Colonnade hardtop coupes" or "Colonnade hardtop sedans".

Front and rear styling of the 1973 Grand Prix turned out be an evolution of the 1971 and 1972 models with a vertical-bar V-nose grille and single headlamps along with the new federally mandated 5 mph (8 km/h) front bumper. The rear featured a revised boattail-like trim with square-taillights above the bumper.

Inside, a new instrument panel continued the wraparound cockpit theme of previous models with new African Crossfire Mahogany facing on the dashboard, console and door panels, which was "real" wood in contrast with the simulated woodgrain material found in most car interiors during that time. The Strato bucket seats were completely new with higher seatbacks and integrated headrests in Morrokide or scivvy cloth trims, and optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support, with a notchback bench seat offered as a no-cost option.

The standard drivetrain consisted of the four-barrel 400 cu in (6.6 L) V8 rated at 230 hp (170 kW) and the Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission. Also standard were power steering and power brakes. A four-barrel 455 cu in (7.5 L) was optional and included with the "SJ" option that also added a rally gauge cluster and a radial tuned suspension with front and rear sway bars, Pliacell shock absorbers, and radial-ply tires.

Although the Third Generation Grand Prix was indeed bulkier and heavier than its predecessor, handling was good for a large car, due to improvements in suspension design. The introduction of radial-ply tires was also a boon for handling. GM's "A" body cars' front suspensions were based on the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird during this production run.

Fourth generation (1978–1987)

1978 brought a downsizing of the Grand Prix and the other A-bodies. This version of the A-body also received some sheetmetal revisions for 1981. The 1978 GP was about 1 ft (0.3 m) shorter and 600 lb (270 kg) lighter than the 1977 model with an overall length of 200 in (5,100 mm) and a 108 in (2,700 mm) wheelbase.

For the first time in Grand Prix history, a V8 engine was not standard equipment. In order to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandates set after 1973-74 energy crisis, a Buick-built 231 cu in (3.8 L) V6 was standard equipment on the base model (formerly the Model J) and two versions of the Pontiac 301 cu in (4.9 L) V8 (Chevy 305 cu in (5.0 L) V8 in California) were optional. The luxury LJ model came standard with the 135 hp (101 kW) 301 V8 with two-barrel carburetor while the sporty SJ was powered by a 150 hp (110 kW) 301 V8 with four-barrel carburetor. Top speed for the six-cylinder was about 96 mph (154 km/h), while the top-of-the-line 150 hp (110 kW) V8 was 109 mph (175 km/h).

A floor-mounted three-speed manual transmission was standard equipment with the V6 on the base model and the three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic was optional. Turbo Hydra-Matic was standard on LJ and SJ models and base models with either of the optional V8 engines. Standard seating choices by model included a notchback bench seat with cloth or Morrokide vinyl in the base GP, a pillowed velour cloth notchback bench seat in the LJ or Strato bucket seats in cloth or Morrokide in the SJ. The Strato buckets were optional on the base GP and a 60/40 split bench was optional on both base and LJ models. Viscount leather upholstery was available with bucket seats on SJ models.

Fifth generation (1988–1996)

The first front-wheel drive W-body Grand Prix coupes were built in October 1987, and released on January 12, 1988 for the 1988 model year. This generation Grand Prix was built in Kansas City, Kansas. The Grand Prix was introduced as base, LE and SE coupes. All featured GM's MPFI 2.8 L V6 that made 130 hp (97 kW) and 170 lb·ft (230 N·m) of torque. A five-speed manual or four-speed automatic were the transmissions offered. The LE was well equipped with power windows and door locks and digital dashboard with analogue tachometer. SE models upgraded with power front seats with multiple lumbar, side bolster, side wing adjustments, an AM/FM Cassette stereo, and a trip computer and compass located in the center of the dash. Some models of this generation have the rare feature of a split front bench seat with a column shifter. Another unique feature only found on the Grand Prix is the combination lock for the glove box, rather than a key. Grand Prix was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1988.

Sixth generation (1997–2003)

In 1990, work began on a redesigned Grand Prix alongside other W-body vehicles under design chief John Manoogian II. By 1993, a final design was approved and show concept developed during the latter half of 1994. On January 4, 1995, General Motors unveiled the 300 GPX Concept at the 1995 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This was a near-exact preview of a redesign for the Grand Prix, due within the 1996 calendar year. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Promoted for its "wide track" appearance and racy styling, the second generation W-body Grand Prix sold well. It brought back a modern interpretation of an appearance introduced in 1966, called coke bottle styling.

The first 1997 Grand Prix was built on August 12, 1996. There were two trim levels available from 1996; the SE and GT (GT available in coupe and sedan body styles). The Grand Prix came as a base SE sedan or a sportier GT coupe and sedan, as well as with a high-performance GTP package—available for GT models in either body style. Coupes and sedans shared similar styling, except for rear doors and quarter panels. The GTP was an option package under the GT trim level and later became its own trim level. The base engine on the SE was the only engine carried over from the previous generation, the 3.1 L V6. The GT had a 3.8 L V6 (3800 Series II) which was an option on the SE. The 3800 Series II was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 1995–1997. The GTP added an Eaton M90 supercharger (also used in the 1996–2003 Bonneville) to the 3.8 L, boosting power from 195 hp (145 kW) to 240 hp (180 kW). GTP trim level featured a "performance shift" button on the shifter that raised the transmission shift points. Front bucket seats came standard, while a 45/55 split bench seat was available as an option on the SE sedan only.

Seventh generation (2004–2008)

The Grand Prix was updated for 2004 on a revised version of the GM W platform and was unveiled at the 2002 Chicago International Auto Show on February 7, 2002 as the Grand Prix G-Force Concept. The series production version was unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on January 3, 2003. The Grand Prix came in four different option groups; GT1, GT2, GTP, and GTP Comp-G ("Competition Group").

The GT1 and fancier GT2 have the Series III 3800 V6 engine, putting out 200 hp (150 kW) and 230 lb·ft (310 Nm) of torque, while both GTPs have the supercharged (Eaton Gen 5 Supercharger) 3800 Series III V6 engine with 260 hp (195 kW) and 280 lb·ft (380 Nm) of torque.

A Competition Group (Comp-G) package was available for the GTP that included red painted brake calipers (same brakes as the 'standard' GTP), sport tuned suspension, heads-up display (also in GT2 model), 4-speed automatic transmission with paddle-style TAPShift, StabiliTrak dynamic control system, 3.29 axle ratio, performance tires and Magnasteer II. Also, a 10-spoke light weight wheel was standard with the Comp-G package but could be 'upgraded' to the GTP optional wheel.

The newly redesigned model mostly received positive reviews from critics regarding its distinctive styling, performance, and reliability. Commencing with this generation, the 2-door coupe version of the Grand Prix was no longer an available body style. The timing of the disappearance of the Grand Prix coupe coincided with GM's reintroduction of the 2-door Pontiac GTO. The Grand Prix came with a head-up display.

A 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 "Special Edition" was also offered in very limited supply, this model included special chrome spoke wheels, heated leather seats, the Monsoon sound system, and the heads-up display. This Special Edition has the Pontiac SE name badging on the side of the car just behind the front wheels.


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Phil Hill 1961 Riverside G.P. America's first World Champion, Phil Hill, leads the pace lap in his capacity as Honorary Race Steward. Car, a Pontiac "Grand Prix," went to race winner.
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2005 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet (Hershey) Poster - 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix< 2005 AACA Fall National Meet at Hershey
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1975 Pontiac Grand Prix 1975
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Grand Prix 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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ASA Racing Pontiac Grand Prix Pace Car ASA Racing Pace Car
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Pontiac Grand Prix Pace Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 Pace Car
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Custom Pontiac Grand Prix Custom
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
9 November 1972NHTSA Recall 72V275000
1973 Buick Century, 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1973 GMC Sprint, 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1973 Pontiac Grand Am, 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1973 Pontiac Le Mans
Steering:Linkages
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
19 December 1973NHTSA Recall 73V250000
1974 Buick Century, 1974 Buick Electra, 1974 Buick Estate, 1974 Buick LeSabre, 1974 Buick Regal, 1974 Buick Riviera, 1974 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice Estate, 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, 1974 Chevrolet Impala, 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1974 GMC Sprint, 1974 Oldsmobile 88, 1974 Oldsmobile 98, 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1974 Pontiac Bonneville, 1974 Pontiac Catalina, 1974 Pontiac Firebird, 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1974 Pontiac Grand Safari, 1974 Pontiac Grand Ville, 1974 Pontiac Le Mans
Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Arm
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
2 September 1976NHTSA Recall 76V132000
1977 Buick Century, 1977 Buick LeSabre, 1977 Buick Regal, 1977 Buick Skylark, 1977 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1976 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Caprice, 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1977 Chevrolet El Camino, 1977 Chevrolet Impala, 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1977 Chevrolet Nova, 1977 GMC Sprint, 1977 Oldsmobile 88, 1977 Oldsmobile 98, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1977 Oldsmobile Omega, 1977 Pontiac Bonneville, 1977 Pontiac Catalina, 1976 Pontiac Firebird, 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1977 Pontiac Le Mans, 1977 Pontiac Ventura
Steering:Wheel And Handle Bar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
classified date 1995On-Site Air Bag Investigation
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 115MB - 315 pages
classified date 1996In-Depth Accident Investigation
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 45.3MB - 84 pages
October 1997On-Site Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,643KB - 23 pages
January 1998On-Site Child Air Bag-Related Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 301KB - 16 pages
September 1998On-Site Potential Safety-Related Defect Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 171KB - 9 pages
October 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 423KB - 9 pages
July 1999Veridian On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Deployment/Child Passenger Fatality Investigation
Vehicles - 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
1999 Ford Ranger XLT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 241KB - 16 pages
July 2000Veridian On-Site Air Bag Inflator Failure Investigation
Vehicle - 1999 Grand Prix GT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 679KB - 17 pages
classified date 2003Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.7MB - 103 pages
5 May 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214: Side Impact Protection (Indicant)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 40.5MB - 424 pages
17 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.2MB - 25 pages
October 2003General Dynamics On-Site Air Bag Non-Deployment Investigation
Subject Vehicle - 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 392KB - 24 pages
3 December 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.3MB - 182 pages
April 2004Remote Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation
Vehicle - 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,838KB - 15 pages
29 April 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 114: Theft Protection
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.4MB - 26 pages
17 May 2004Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208 for Occupant Crash Protection: Sled Test
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.1MB - 224 pages
14 June 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Four-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.3MB - 40 pages
13 July 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.2MB - 65 pages
14 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems"
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 822KB - 70 pages
15 September 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.3MB - 194 pages
classified date 2006Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.6MB - 116 pages
June 2006Calspan On-Site Child Air Bag Related Fatality Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 211KB - 23 pages
October 2006Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 469KB - 17 pages
classified date 2007Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.1MB - 111 pages
February 2009Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Calspan Remote Falling Vehicle Incident Investigation
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,008KB - 21 pages


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit AMT 6655'65 Pontiac Grand Prix3 in 1 customizing kit
Model Kit MPC 1-0401The Grand SuperflyCustom Pontiac Grand Prix
Model Kit MPC 1-0641Sweat Hogs 'Dream Machine'Custom Pontiac Grand Prix
Model Kit - AMT 2268'65 'Prix LowriderCruisin' USA, 1:25 scale, George Barris Custom
Model Kit - MPC 1-7222-250'72 Grand Prix1:25 scale,
Model Kit - Revell 74331991 Pontiac GTP Coupe1:25 scale
Model Kit - Revell 74581990 Pontiac Grand Prix1:25 scale, "Aero" Version
Model Kit - AMT 8047Kyle Petty Grand Prix Stock Car1:25 scale, #7 7-11
Model Kit Monogram 2960#2 Rusty Wallace Pontiac"Pontiac Excitement" 1:24 scale
Die Cast - Winner's Circle 574711:24 scale, Bobby Labonte #18 Interstate Batteries


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
30 July 2009Crash 'em or trash 'em Gus Philpott, The Woodstock Advocate
2 January 2013Pontiac Grand Prix Engines Now Added to Inventory Online at NewEnginesforSale.comNew Engines for Sale


Classified Ads

DateLocationDescriptionPrice
19 May 2015Chicago Suburbs, Illinois, USA 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Interior PartsN/A




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